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Month for Respecting the Elderly (敬老月間事業)

Held since 1962, it is a month of celebration of longevity and paying respect to the elderly. A series of events are held every September (since September 15th is the national holiday "Day for Respecting the Elderly"), for example, city officials' visit to the eldest person, as well as centenarians, in each district of Yokohama City, visiting nursing homes, and providing discounts for older persons at participating cultural facilities.

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

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.

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