Silver gifts to centenarians get cheaper as ranks rise

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One perk of getting old in Japan is a gift of a silver cup from the prime minister in the year you celebrate your 100th birthday. But from this year, new centenarians will be sipping sake from cheaper vessels. The rising cost of supporting the aging population — almost 32,000 people were eligible to receive […]

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