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‘As you grow older, your self-image does not age with you. You think your face is still the one you had when you were thirty years younger.’

Fumie Takino, Cheerleader

Japan Pom Pom is a team of senior cheerleaders based in Tokyo. Decided to stand against age stereotypes, 87 years old Fumie Takino founded the pom pom squad in 1996. Today the team counts 29 members, aged from 65 to 82 years old. Japan Pom Pom train weekly at a local senior center and perform yearly at various venues and occasions, ranging from sports to charity events. Raising awareness on aging while fundraising for charities is their declared mission.

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