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The number of kids under 15 in Japan dropped for the 31st straight year, standing at a record-low 16.6 million as of April 1, down 120,000 from a year earlier, the government said Friday.

The ratio of children in the age group to the overall population fell for the 38th straight year, falling to a record-low 13 percent, the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry said.

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