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No. of births in Japan in 1st half of 2022 falls to record low 384,942

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The number of births recorded in Japan in the first half of 2022 fell to 384,942, according to preliminary figures released by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

    The figure, released on Aug. 30, was 20,087 fewer than that of the same period last year. It is the lowest preliminary figure for the first half of the year since 2000, falling below 400,000 for the first time ever.

    (Mainichi)

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