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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Day 551 { Science Museum and Kayukan Aquarium / Old People In Japan} Monday, September 21, 2009

Day 551 { Science Museum and Kayukan Aquarium / Old people In Japan}

Today, me and my friend planned to go to a couple a places.

We wanted to see a science museum, a dinosaur museum and an aquarium plus stop by Universal Studios in Osaka.... But, because we were out until so late last night and went to bed this morning at around 2 am.... we were tired.... So we got up at about 11 am (later than we anticipated) and headed first to the Science museum, where we looked at some astronomy stuff and magnetic devices etc.... It was then a bit too late to go to the dinosaur place so instead we headed straight to the aquarium....

The place was filled with people, I guess this is what we got for waiting too long and for going on a public holiday. First thing was that there was a A-line and a B-line.....the people in the A-line had some sort of yellow ticket or coupon that allowed them to get there... the people in the B-line inclusive of me and my friend Omara, had no ticket/coupon..... Now this ticket/coupon was not the ticket to get inside the aquarium...

This ticket/coupon would allow them to go and purchase their ticket before us in the B-line...... Both lines though were filled with people. In the aquarium, we saw a whole lot of sea creatures, some of which I have never seen before, inclusive of this gigantic whale shark creature....

Here is a clip of it


ok so if you never knew, then know now.... Japan has over 28 MILLION persons living here who are considered as elderly... Read this to find out more ...

In yet another sign the Japanese population is getting older, one in four women is now 65 or older, while one out of almost every five men is reaching that milestone, according to a government estimate ahead of Respect for the Elderly Day on Monday.

Elderly people — or those at least 65 years old, according to the World Health Organization — numbered 28.98 million as of Sept. 15, up 800,000 from a year ago, accounting for 22.7 percent of Japan's population.


1 comment:

zRö TöLéRàNçE said...

LOL Dave - you and ur friend go bed 2am - lol. I wonder why :)