Nagoya-based Toyota Corp. profits surge.
Sumo grand champion Asashoryu banned for two tournaments for various infractions.
Emperor Hirohito expressed "sorrow" over enshrining of war criminals in Yasukuni Shrine.
Osaka clamping down on sex industry in run up to World Athletics Championships.
Japanese gold leaf in women's facials.
Japan's total population fell for the second consecutive year and now stands at 127,053,471.
The number of people over 65 years of age is 26,675,163 or 21% of the population.
However the number of births recorded a slight rise between April 2006 and March 2007 to reach 1,065,533.
The number of deaths was at an all time high of 1,081,174.
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