What age is considered too old in Japan?

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What age is considered too old in Japan?

Post by bishoujo » Wed 05.20.2009 1:21 am

Is it 21, 25, or maybe 30? I have always wondered this. I know here in the US it's like 30 os the new twenty. Lol.

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Re: What age is considered too old in Japan?

Post by AJBryant » Wed 05.20.2009 1:48 am

Too old for WHAT?

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Post by Harisenbon » Wed 05.20.2009 2:53 am

AJBryant wrote:Too old for WHAT?
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Re: What age is considered too old in Japan?

Post by tōkai devotee » Wed 05.20.2009 3:25 am

We saw a 97 year old green tea farmer from Shizuoka on the NHK news last night. He was very 元気 and still working hard like a 20 year old. He didn't look too old for anything. He didn't even look 97. More like 80. :D

I get the impression that Japanese people don't care so much about age in the same way as people in the West do.

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Post by furrykef » Wed 05.20.2009 5:15 am

AJBryant wrote:Too old for WHAT?
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Re: What age is considered too old in Japan?

Post by Sairana » Wed 05.20.2009 8:05 am

bishoujo wrote:Is it 21, 25, or maybe 30? I have always wondered this. I know here in the US it's like 30 os the new twenty. Lol.

Thanks, minna san :D
This is the most ignorant question I've ever read on a public forum... and I've read lots of forums. Your perception of what is "old" changes as you get older. Someday when you turn 15, 20 won't seem ancient to you anymore.

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Post by astaroth » Wed 05.20.2009 8:32 am

I'd like to try to rephrase the OP's question into something more logical and constructive.

Aristotle once wrote that a philosopher must be at least 30 years old, since only at that age he is old enough to have enough experience of the world to be able to make reasonable guess about it or at least to constructively converse with other philosophers without appearing that his reasoning is immature due to age. In Dante's Divina Commedia the first verse is "Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita" that "in the middle of the path of our life" refers to the age 30 (or at least scholars seems to agree on that interpretation) since the life span of a man in the thirteenth century was about 60 years.
Nowadays life span in most of the world has incredibly increased to a once unbelievable age of 80, but still the year 30 comes back and forth with the so-called mid-aged crisis as it appears that after that age youth is over and it's the beginning of (a long) end.

Finally the question. Is there in Japan a similar idea? So of a mid-aged crisis roughly around 30? Or is it around another age? Or is it not there at all?

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Post by Yudan Taiteki » Wed 05.20.2009 8:51 am

I'm going to be 30 next year, so it still seems young to me. :D
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Post by becki_kanou » Wed 05.20.2009 8:55 am

Once you hit 30 it's all over; time for Carousel.

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Post by AJBryant » Wed 05.20.2009 9:01 am

Renew!

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Post by astaroth » Wed 05.20.2009 10:47 am

becki_kanou wrote:Once you hit 30 it's all over; time for Carousel.
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I have to watch that movie. It has been on my netflix list like forever ...
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Re: What age is considered too old in Japan?

Post by AJBryant » Wed 05.20.2009 2:16 pm

A young and nekkid Jenny Agutter.

It doesn't get much better. :)

(And to avoid TOTAL thread-drift: Yeah, I'd STILL look at Jenny Agutter nekkid, even though she's over 30. So there.)

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Re: What age is considered too old in Japan?

Post by hyperconjugated » Wed 05.20.2009 2:25 pm

astaroth wrote: I have to watch that movie. It has been on my netflix list like forever ...
Hey, what's that movie? I know I watched part of it a long time ago but I have now forgotten the title...
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Re: What age is considered too old in Japan?

Post by astaroth » Wed 05.20.2009 3:07 pm

hyperconjugated wrote:
astaroth wrote: I have to watch that movie. It has been on my netflix list like forever ...
Hey, what's that movie? I know I watched part of it a long time ago but I have now forgotten the title...
Yup it's "Logan's Run" based on the novel of the same title.
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Re: What age is considered too old in Japan?

Post by hyperconjugated » Wed 05.20.2009 3:18 pm

astaroth wrote: Yup it's "Logan's Run" based on the novel of the same title.
Thanks mate. Ironically, I was too young at the time to appreciate the movie.
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