Japan's elderly lift dumbbells in central Tokyo

Hundreds of elderly Japanese people take part in group exercises on Respect for the Aged Day as the country struggles to cope with its ageing population.

Elderly and middle-aged people exercise with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark Japan's Respect for the Aged Day at a temple in Tokyo's Sugamo district, on Sept 18, 2017.
Elderly and middle-aged people exercise with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark Japan's Respect for the Aged Day at a temple in Tokyo's Sugamo district, on Sept 18, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) - Hundreds of elderly Japanese people take part in group exercises on Respect for the Aged Day (Sept 18) as the country struggles to cope with its ageing population.