A yearly festival of sports competition and cultural activities by older persons aged 60 or 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. 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.
The Competition encourages product designs to be scientific, healthy and comfortable for elderly users. The objective of the event is to raise awareness for positive ageing in the society, to promote spirit of innovation, and to advance the innovation capability and competitiveness of enterprises.
Two graduate students, Matthew Abbott & Ryan Bloom, participated in a building design competition "Tall and Green" sponsored by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), based in Seoul. The "Elderly Tower" seeks to create a vertical residential community for older persons, bound together by a programme of recreational and leisure pursuits. The residential building accommodates many of the activities enjoyed by the elderly, in an environment which challenges the traditional high-rise typology.