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Japan’s population dropped for a fifth consecutive year in 2011, falling by the most since World War II after a record earthquake and tsunami killed thousands, according to the health ministry.

The population shrank by 204,000 to reach a total of 126.24 million people last year — Japan’s biggest decline since at least 1947, the earliest year for which government data are available, the ministry said in a statement Sunday.

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