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Japanese Women Overtaken in Life Expectancy Rankings


Japanese Women Overtaken in Life Expectancy Rankings

For the first time in 25 years, Japanese women are not the longest-lived women on the planet. Women in Hong Kong now have the highest life expectancy in the world. The expected lifespan for Japanese women fell from 86.3 years in 2010 to 85.9 years in 2011, in part as a result of the massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country in March 2011. The life expectancy for Japanese men also fell over this same period, dropping them from fourth to eighth place in the global life expectancy rankings. More… Discuss