'Ikigai' in older Japanese people.

@article{Nakanishi1999IkigaiIO,
  title={'Ikigai' in older Japanese people.},
  author={Noriyuki Nakanishi},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={1999},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={
          323-4
        }
}
In the twenty-first century, Japan will become an extremely aged society, where about one-quarter of the population is elderly [1]. To enable older people to achieve better health and fulfilling lives, the Ministry of Health and Welfare has introduced National Health Promotion (Active 80 Health Plan), which encourages a healthy life style and a sense that life is worth living (ikigai). Ikigai should contribute to health in older people, because it is closely related to creativity and is… Expand
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