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Japan had no excess deaths in 1st 4 months of year despite COVID

Social restrictions resulted in fewer fatal accidents and suicides: health ministry

A crowd of commuters at a Tokyo railway station in early July. While five prefectures recorded a combined 138 excess deaths from January through April, Japan as a whole didn't experience any.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's mortality rate for the first four months of the year shows no remarkable appreciation of deaths, with only a handful of prefectures recording more deaths than usual.

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