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Japan puts its seniors to work

Miyoko Sugiyama, 83, began working for Pola in 1973. As a "beauty director," she manages sales and customer data.(Photo by Hideki Yoshikawa)

TOKYO -- Japan is ahead of the curve in when it comes to aging. In 2015, nearly 27% of the population was 65 or older, making it one of the grayest countries in the world and heightening concerns about an increasingly strained labor force.

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