They’ve been part of our takeaway orders for generations. We explore the history of Chinese/Australian takeaway classics, including the dim sim, lemon chicken and sweet & sour pork.
The oldest woman in the world is Japanese. Her name is Kane Tanaka and she is 116 years old. The oldest man in the world is also Japanese. His name is Sakari Momoi and he resides in Saitama. Kane Tanaka is not only the oldest woman in Japan but is also the oldest person in the world. The holder of this title before Okawa was Jiroemon Kimura who lived in Kyoto before dying in 2013 aged 116. He too was Japanese.
Noticing a trend? The Japanese live a really long time. Now some of this is genetics – no doubt – but diet and lifestyle are more important factors by far. Not to mention fantastic health care and how safe Japan is as a place to live. Minus the odd earthquake.
But one thing is for certain – the Japanese look after themselves. And the rest of the world is starting to notice. There’s a bunch of people out there – like yours truly! – who have started to take notice and are looking to put together a guide to long life – Japanese style.
So here are some learning garnered from our venerable friends from the north on how to maximise your lifetime.
So it’s pretty simple really. Get on board!