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Japan’s 1.22 Million New Adults in 2011 Are Fewest on Record

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Jan. 1 (Bloomberg) -- There were 1.22 million Japanese who last year reached 20, the age of legal maturity, the Japan Statistics Bureau reported yesterday. The increase was the smallest since the bureau began tracking the number in 1968, and compares with a peak of 2.46 million new adults in 1970.

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