Fox News – The female population of Japan has held the top spot for living the longest in the world for the past 25 years.

In 2010 the expected life span of a Japanese woman was 86.3 years.

In 2011 it dropped to 85.90 according to Japan’s Health Ministry.

Women in Hong Kong have now taken top spot . They now on average live longer to 86.30 years according to official figures.

Japanese officials say the fall in life expectancy for women there is partly due to the 20,000 people dead or missing from last year’s massive earthquake and tsunami.

But they add even without the disaster…

 

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