Over 23000 Japanese aged over 100 years are just missing. Japan who is currently reported to have more aged might actually been a victim of conspiracy by its own people!
The Japanese records says they have more aged people but when investigated by the officials they found no person with the claimed aged of ‘100’ which means the relatives of the supposed aged person are living their life with the pension the government has been awarding to the aged person.
An audit of family registries was launched across Japan in August after the remains of a man thought to be Tokyo’s oldest living person were found at his family home, the BBC reported.
Relatives of the man are now being accused of fraudulently receiving his pension for decades. Japanese officials now say the missing people ‘would be at least 150 years old if still alive’.
The justice ministry said some of those unaccounted for ‘may have died as long ago as World War II’, possibly during the post-war turmoil.
Some may have emigrated without reporting their status to authorities, or their relatives simply did not report the deaths.
The inquiry followed the discovery of the mummified remains of Sogen Kato, who was thought to be the oldest man in Tokyo.
When officials went to congratulate him on his 111th birthday, they found his 30-year-old remains, proving that dishonest relatives were exploiting the pension system.
Kato had received about 9.5 million yen ($109,000) in pension payments.
Japan has been made a fool victim by his own people. Not good for any government. The government has now set a team of officials to check each and every home and investigate further on the situation of aged people.