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More people in Japan are living in areas with potential risks of flooding compared with two decades ago due to residential development on suburban fields, a study showed Monday.

The figure stood at around 35.4 million in 2015, up 4.4 percent from 1995, according to research by Yasunori Hada, an associate professor of regional disaster prevention at the University of Yamanashi in Yamanashi Prefecture.

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