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World's oldest living married couple Masao Matsumoto (L) and Miyako Matsumoto look at albums in their room at a nursing house in Takamatsu, Kagawa prefecture, Japan September 4, 2018. (REUTERS-TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY-Kwiyeon Ha)

Japan’s centenarians reach world record high of 69,785

The number of centenarians in Japan reached a record high of 69,785 as of September, owing to growing health awareness and advances made in medical fields, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said.

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