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Elixir of life

For decades, Okinawans have enjoyed one of the longest life expectancies in the world. Shinkichi Tawada says he knows the secret

By Antoine Bouthier  /  AFP, NISHIHARA, Japan

“Today, getto is used in cosmetics, but that’s only part of its potential — I think it can also be used in the medical field and in other sectors,” he said.

“Hopefully one day it will give a facelift to the economy of the islands.”

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