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For Japan's ageing football players, 80 is the new 50

straitstimes.com -- Apr 19
Mutsuhiko Nomura’s football career has spanned 18 World Cups, or 70 years, to be exact.

Now the former Japanese national team player is a member of the brand new over-80 division of Tokyo’s “Soccer For Life” (SFL) league, which played its first match in April.

The sprightly 83-year-old and his teammates are among a growing number of seniors pushing the boundaries of active living in Japan, one of the world’s fastest-greying societies. ...continue reading

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