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Japan’s population fell for a seventh consecutive year in 2017, with people 65 or over accounting for a record 27.7 percent of the total, government data showed Friday.

According to the World Health Organization, a country is considered an “aging society” when the proportion of people 65 or older exceeds 7 percent, an “aged society” if it surpasses 14 percent, and a “super-aged society” if it is over 21 percent.

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