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Japan’s estimated child population has hit a record low after falling for 40 straight years, government data showed Tuesday, providing further evidence of the country’s aging population.

The number of children age 14 or younger stood at 14.93 million as of April 1, some 190,000 fewer than a year before and the lowest figure among comparable data available since 1950, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

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