This cheer squad is unique in Japan
Location: Tokyo, Japan
The dancers are all aged 60 to 89
(SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) 89-YEAR-OLD FOUNDER OF "JAPAN POM POM", FUMIE TAKINO, SAYING: "I often hear people say they're too old (to start something,) but it doesn't matter how old you are. If someone wants to start something, I really think they should, in order to make the rest of your life as enjoyable as possible."
Japan has one of the most rapidly-aging nations
almost 30% of its population is over 65
This squad shows the energy of its seniors
They dazzle fans with their energetic moves
(SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) 89-YEAR-OLD FOUNDER OF "JAPAN POM POM", FUMIE TAKINO, SAYING: "When you're over 60, you don't get to wear a costume like that. There are apparently quite a few people who enter (the squad) saying they want to wear that costume. It's uplifting."