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A record-high 61.4 percent of unmarried Japanese males aged between 18 and 34 have no girlfriend, up 9.2 percentage points from 2005, a June 2010 survey by a research body showed Friday.

The percentage of single females with no boyfriend in the same age group also hit a record high, of 49.5 percent, up 4.8 percentage points, while nearly half the respondents of both genders said they were not interested in dating anyone, the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research said.

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