Saddam Hussein was not the only prisoner to be hanged this week. Four men, two in their 70s, were hanged in Japan on December 25.
The lower half of a man's body, found in a residential garden in Shibuya, matches the headless trunk found in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Japan loves cute. Small, furry, deformed and cute.
New York Times
Film critic and author Donald Richie celebrates his 60th year in Japan on January 1st.
Japanese people are not having enough sex, the population of Japan is beginning to decrease.
The Daily Yomiuri
Brazilian suspect flees Japan. The man, who is the prime suspect in a triple murder case in Shizuoka, Japan, has left the country.
Chizuko Okamoto, on trial for the murder of her daughter, puts the blame on her incestuous stepson.
Last week's Japan news
More than 60% of Japanese women who leave work to have their first child subsequently remain unemployed.
In companies where women comprise 40-50% of the workforce, average profits are double those of companies where women make up less than 10% of employees.
Source: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Parts of Tokyo Tower are made from the scrap metal from 90 US tanks damaged in the Korean War.
The average Japanese female breast size has grown over the last 25 years. In 1980 58.6% of women were A-cup. In 2004, B-cup and C-cup were each 27.8% respectively, with A-cup down to just 10.2%.
Source: Triumph International
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Sunday, December 31, 2006