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There were 1,008,000 babies born in Japan in 2015, up 4,000 from a year earlier, the health ministry said Thursday. It was the first increase since 2010.

The ministry’s figures, all estimates, record 1,302,000 deaths in the year, up 29,000 from a year earlier and a net loss of 294,000 people for 2015.

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