At 103, Mrs. Matsu Yamazaki is healthy and still enjoys working in her Tokoyo store with her son. She loves to chat with the customers.
Some scientists say centenarians like Mrs. Yamazaki may have special genes that are associated with longevity. But, Mrs. Yamazaki says the secrets of her longevity are that she “doesn’t worry about little things,” and that her family is “good to her.”
Maintaining strong ties with family, community and society is central to aging well, experts say. See this interview of Mrs. Yamazaki, still bubbly and active at 103!