Have you called your (grand)parents today?

Today is Respect for the Aged Day in Japan. It’s a national holiday, and it’s a day when we’re supposed to devote some time to thanking older people for all they’ve done. Here’s one news article about it if you’d like to get some reading practice in before the fall semester begins: “Number of Japanese aged 65 or above hits record high 34.6 million, survey finds” (from The Japan Times)

From what age do you consider people to be “aged” or “elderly”? Has that changed as you’ve grown older? What people in your family or neighborhood do you want to celebrate today?


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