About 65 percent of Japanese people are worried or feel uncertain about their lives, the highest rate on record, apparently due to the continuing sluggish economy, according to a Cabinet Office survey released Saturday.

Asked the root cause of their fears, 47.1 percent of the respondents identified post-retirement finances, 43.6 percent said health, 38.5 percent family members’ health and 37.8 percent future income or assets.

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