Japan’s senior workforce shows no sign of slowing down

To go with AFP story Japan-economy-employment-social FOCUS by Daniel LeussinkIn this picture taken on December 18, 2015, workers repair clothes at a seniors work centre in Tokyo. Japans silver-haired workforce is everywhere these days -- from wrinkled men waving glow sticks at construction sites to checkout counter clerks or caregivers for the very old. AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA

TOKYO: Many people his age would be happy to slip on a cardigan and put their feet up, but not Teruo Sugiura.

The 86-year-old makes his way to a seniors’ work centre in Tokyo several days a week where he repairs traditional Japanese sliding doors.

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