Today’s Doodle, illustrated by Tokyo-based guest artist Tatsuro Kiuchi commemorates Respect for the Aged Day (敬老の日 or Keiro no Hi), an annual Japanese holiday dedicated to the country’s elderly community.
Japan is one of only two nations with a public holiday that honors older citizens, and it has much to celebrate. The archipelago is home to the world’s largest percentage of people aged 65 and above–over 28% according to recent statistics.
Of that group, more than 70,000 people are over 100 years old, including the world’s oldest living person who turned 117 this year.
Happy Respect for the Aged Day, Japan!