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Girls’ physical performance hits record highs

Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Girls in the fifth year of elementary school and the second year of junior high school in Japan posted record highs in overall physical performance in fiscal 2017, a government survey showed Tuesday.

Girls’ physical performance points were the highest since fiscal 2008, when the annual survey on physical strength, skills and exercise habits of boys and girls in the two grades was launched.

As for boys, overall performance stayed almost flat from the previous year in both grades, according to the fiscal 2017 survey, released by the Japan Sports Agency.

The latest survey was conducted between April and July last year, covering 2.08 million students, or almost all children in the two grades.

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