Back in 2012, an elderly couple appeared on Japanese TV, showing off their DDR skills. It’s 2018, and the two are still tearing up their local arcade.

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Mr. and Mrs. Akiyama began playing Dance Dance Revolution twice a week around the year 2000 to stay in shape. Now in their mid-to-late 70s, the two continue to play.

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An inspiration to us all!


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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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