Japanese Senior Citizens Are Encouraged To Participate In Sports Events To Avoid Senility

On social media we often see opinions that say when you grow up you should stop playing video games. These people believe that video games are only suitable for children because they are a waste of time. But in Japan, there is a different opinion with the elderly being encouraged to participate in sports events.

Seniors living in Kumamoto Prefecture are encouraged to participate in sports events to prevent senility according to NHK reports. The game Taiko no Tatsujin: The Drum Master is the choice of organizers who want to find the best players who will represent their region at the national level.

Taiko no Tatsujin: The Drum Master was chosen because it requires the player to remember the drum beat pattern and at the same time move the player's body. With this the mind will always be active and the body will move actively even in old age.

Japan currently has over 30 million people aged 65 and over. A worrying statistic because it is almost the same as the total population of Malaysia which now reaches 33 million. With the birth rate on the decline, Japan is facing labor shortages so much so that the government has guidelines for using robots that allow a worker to control them remotely for menial tasks in convenience stores.

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