Cumbre España-Japón sobre Longevidad y Sociedades Longevas

Spain-Japan Summit on Longevity and Longevity Societies

Longevity and Longevity Societies

CENIE, the centre for the study of longevity dependent on the General Foundation of the University of Salamanca, held the Spain-Japan Summit on Longevity and Longevity Societies on 25 and 26 April 2024, a meeting whose main objectives were to learn about, analyse and exchange knowledge and experiences regarding the challenge and opportunities posed by the reality of the new longevity societies.

Although Japan is still the longest-living country in the world, it will not be for long. According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, Spain will succeed Japan in 2040. For this reason, the Spain-Japan Summit aims to open up a space for dialogue between the two nations, to compare successful actions and embark on a path of common learning. Doing so from a multidisciplinary perspective will be of utmost importance, given the similar demographic condition that will bring the two nations closer together in the immediate future.

Understanding longevity from a comprehensive perspective will allow us to understand the value of this new reality, both a cause and a consequence of the socio-demographic change in which we are immersed. This will help us to identify the opportunities for development of this new longevity and to build responses to the challenges in order to guarantee the greatest and most common social welfare, from the economic, scientific, care and global change perspectives.