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There were 18,236 reported cases of domestic violence in Japan last year up 8% on 2005 and the highest total since the National Police agency began recording statistics for the offence in 2002. 99% of victims were women.
2007 was the first year since records began in 1876 that Tokyo recorded zero snowfall in the official winter period.
Nagoya became the first metropolitan area in Japan to ban smoking in its taxis when the Nagoya taxi association announced a no-smoking policy in its 8,000 member taxis.
1 in 5 Japanese is 65 or older and the number will increase to more than 1 in 4 by 2015. By 2050 projections predict 36% of Japanese will be senior citizens - over 65 years of age!
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Sunday, March 11, 2007