Either there's a massive, secret senior center somewhere, or there's a whole lot of fraud going on in Japan. After discovering that Tokyo's oldest man had actually been dead for 30 years, the country starting calling on its centenarians—and in addition to one gruesome find, it's discovered that some 230,000 of them are missing. Hundreds, if alive, would actually be at least 150 years old, found officials.
In some cases, dishonest relatives may be collecting great granny's pension; other explanations are less sinister: Some of the unaccounted for may have died more than half-a-century ago in post-World War II turmoil; others may have emigrated without alerting local authorities. In other cases, families simply may not have reported their relatives' deaths, reports the BBC.