According to the voice of Russia reported on July 26th, the Japanese health, labor and Welfare Ministry says on July 25, 2013 that Japanese women ranked first in the world once again on the base of life expectancy. Their average life expectancy increased 6 months in 2012, reaching the age of 86.4.
The average life expectancy of women in Hong Kong has once surpassed Japanese’s in 2011. People think this is the result of major natural disasters, especially the strong earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan.
It is reported that the average life expectancy of Japanese men has also increased 6 months last year and now is 79.9 years old. The average life expectancy of Japanese men in the world ranks the fifth. The longest average life expectancy of male is San Marino, followed by Iceland and Switzerland.