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The number of people who killed themselves in Japan in 2021 came to 20,830, down 251, or 1.2%, from the previous year, the health ministry said in a preliminary report based on police data Friday.

In 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began, the number of suicides among working women grew sharply. But the figure fell slightly in 2021.

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