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Japan ranks 32nd among 41 developed countries in addressing income inequality involving families with children while countries like Norway and Finland have done exceptionally well, according to a report released Thursday by the United Nations Children’s Fund.

Assessed on the reduction in the number of children living in poverty of all its forms, Japan ranked 23rd, indicating that more than two decades of slow economic growth and persistent deflation have widened the income gap among households with children.

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