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Passengers per day at major Tokyo train stations in fiscal 2011.
Shinjuku 1.46 million
Ikebukuro 1.08 million
Source: Yomiuri Shinbun
Japan fell to 31st place in the the annual Save the Children State of the World's Mothers report. In the previous year Japan was 30th.
Of 176 countries surveyed, Finland was rated the best place in the world to be a mother, the Democratic Republic of the Congo the worst.
The index looks at statistics on the health of mothers and children and uses them to create rankings of nations within three groupings corresponding to different levels of economic development.
Source: Jiji Press
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