Tokyo seeking a top niche in global finance markets.
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Cyber bullying on the increase.
Japan to resume hunting humpback whales.
88-year-old woman donates 1 billion yen ($9 million) to her hometown of 44,000 people.
Ivica Osim, coach of Japan's national soccer team, suffers stroke.
The Nova Collapse: Foreigners Get Mixed Results From Joining Unions in Japan.
Ozawa talks down coalition after next general election.
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Japan's roads play music thanks to engineers who have developed a musical road surface, aka "melody roads."
The salarymen of Japan's porn industry.
Japan's economy grew at 0.6% in the July-September period in real terms from the previous quarter. The first expansion in two quarters.
The average monthly total of hours worked per regular employee in September 2007 was 148.6 hours a decrease of 2.6% compared with a year earlier.
Source: Health, Labor & Welfare Ministry
The number of New Year's postcards put on sale for 2008 by Japan Post has increased about 3% from the previous year to 3.92 billion, the first year-on-year increase in four years.
Source: Daily Yomiuri
Japan's greenhouse gas emissions totaled 1.34 billion tons in fiscal 2006.
Source: Environment Ministry
The Government of Japan has provided the Project Implementation Committee in the Netherlands (PICN) with financial support totaling up to 255 million yen (settled amount of assistance: 245 million yen) over 3 years to address the "comfort women" issue. This project was completed in 2001.
Source: Japan Foreign Ministry
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government estimates if an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 occurs directly under Tokyo at 6 p.m. on a winter evening, 54,000 people will be injured by falling and moving furniture.
Source: Tokyo Fire Department
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