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Japanese Break World Life Expectancy Marks

August 06, 1990| United Press International

TOKYO — The Japanese people--already the longest living in the world--broke their own records for life expectancy in 1989 with women living to an average of 81.77 years and men 75.91 years.

According to the World Bank, Japan had previously topped the world in life expectancy with an average life span for both men and women of 78.

The Ministry of Health and Welfare, announcing the figures Saturday, said a decrease in deaths among infants and middle-aged people was largely responsible for the latest figures in longevity.

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