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Japan's Population Declines for 9th Straight Year

Japan's Population Declines for 9th Straight Year

   Tokyo, July 11 (Jiji Press)--Japan's population as of Jan. 1 fell by 374,055, or 0.3 pct, from a year before to 125,209,603, marking the ninth straight year of decline and the largest annual fall, data released by the internal affairs ministry revealed Wednesday.
   The figures were based on family registers.
   The number of annual births in the country stood at a record low of 948,396 last year, failing to reach one million for the second year in a row.
   The natural population decrease, or the number of deaths minus that of births, hit a record high of 392,378, with total deaths outnumbering births for the 11th consecutive year.
   The combined population in the country's three largest metropolitan areas--Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka--posted a record high of 64,534,346 as of Jan. 1.

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