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Program: 日本にほんのおじいちゃん、おばあちゃん Personality: しげ ショウゴ

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Japanese Script

まぁ今のね、65ろくじゅうごさいかたますとね、とてもおじいちゃん、おばあちゃんってべる、ま、もちろんね、おまごさんからするとそうですけれども、我々われわれから、こう、ふっとると、まだまだ現役げんえきがんっているかたもいらっしゃいますし、ま、第一線だいいっせん退しりぞいたかたももちろんいらっしゃいますが、そういった方々かたがたもまだまだげんですよ。ぼくたくちかくなんかてみましてもね、はしごにのぼって屋根やねそうしてみたり、はしごにのぼってもちろんうえ剪定せんていしてみたりと、まだまだげん方多かたおおいですから。で、70ななじゅうえると、だんだんと、あっ、ぶん対象たいしょうになってきているのかな、っていわれるかたおおくなっているというアンケート調ちょうております。これもまたおもしろいところだなとおもうんですが、いやいやでも、そうやっていろいろと活動かつどうできる、そういう、することによって、まだまだぶんはやれるってしんにもつながってくるのではないのかなと、ふっとこういった調ちょうながらおもっておりました。え、また、このアンケート調ちょうなかで、65ろくじゅうごさいかた対象たいしょうにとったアンケートで、「実年齢じつねんれいよりぶんわかいとおもいますか?」 ほとんどのかた約8割やくはちわりかた実年齢じつねんれいよりわかいと回答かいとうされています。

English Translation

Title: Japan’s Grandpas & Grandmas Personality: Shige Shōgo
Well now, seeing 65-year-olds, even if they’re called “Grandpa” and “Grandma”, of course that is true from the view of grandchildren, but with a brief look from us, there are also those who are still doing their best to be active, and of course those who step aside at the forefront, but these people are also still healthy. I’ve tried to view things close to my home, like climbing a ladder and cleaning the roof, or climbing a ladder and pruning the shrubs of course, and there are many who are still healthy. The [results of the] survey revealed that those who say “Ah, I may become the subject [of Respect for the Aged Day]” will begin to increase gradually when they cross 70. But I think this is also an interesting thing. I thought while briefly seeing this survey “no, no they can even do various activities, and because of this, it will connect with the confidence that they can still preform”. Um, also in this survey, for those who are 65-years-old….in the survey they took, for the subject of “do you feel like you’re younger than your actual age?” most people, approximately 80%, answered they were younger.

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