National Health and Welfare Festival "Nenrinpic" (全国健康福祉祭「ねんりんピック」)

Countries: 
Japan
Implemented by: 
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Type of Implementer(s): 
Government
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
I-1 (Active participation in society and development)
Description: 

A yearly festival of sports competition and cultural activities by older persons aged 60 and over. There are a total of 15 types of competitions, such as table tennis, tennis, soft tennis, archery, softball, fencing, soccer, gate ball, petanque, tai-chi, chess, Japanese chess, and Mahjong. There are also activities for persons of all ages to participate in. The "Nenrin-pic" has been held annually since 1988 to celebrate longevity and to create a society where older persons enjoy life with a sense of purpose.