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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Japan This Week 28/01/07

今週の日本

US diplomat goes on drunken rampage in Tokyo.

Yomiuri

Japanese Defense Minister criticizes war in Iraq, calling it a "mistake".

Asahi

South Korea welcomes/fears popularity of Japanese writers.

Japan Times

Sexual services for the physically challenged.

Mainichi

Interview with Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi.

Midnight Eye


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Japan Stats

Annual alcohol consumption per person in Japan - 6.246 liters

Percentage of the population classified as obese - 2% For both male & female

Percentage of the population classified as overweight - 25% (male) 19% (female)

Fish consumption per person - 66kg

Meat consumption per person - 44kg

Cigarette consumption per person - 3,023


Source: Hungry Planet: by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Alusio spotted in Kansai Time Out

Toyota Corporation's global sales were 8.81 million units compared with GM's 9.09 million units in 2006.

Korean actor and star of the popular soap "Winter Sonata", Bae Yong Jun earned 4.23 billion yen in fiscal 2006.

The new National Arts Center in Roppongi, Tokyo has 12 separate galleries with a total floor space of 14,000 square meters.

Japan accounts for 12% of the annual worldwide tuna catch and Japan consumes 25% of the world's big five tuna species: albacore, bigeye, bluefin, southern bluefin and yellowfin tuna.

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