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Japan's government is encouraging companies to keep employees on the payroll until age 70. 
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Aging Asia rethinks retirement to pursue 'productive longevity'

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KENTARO IWAMOTO, Nikkei staff writer | Singapore

SINGAPORE -- Rosalind Tay left her job in April after she reached Singapore's retirement age of 62, but she was far from ready to call it a career.

"I assume I will be living until 90-plus, like my parents, so I cannot survive based on my current savings," said the former employee of a baby milk formula company. She said that medical bills are expensive, she wants to travel more, and she hopes to stay active to ward off dementia and other chronic diseases.

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