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Sunday, January 04, 2009

Japan This Week: 4 January 2009

今週の日本

Japan News.Beacon of Japan’s Future, Sparkling With Nostalgia

New York Times

Kyoto Celebrates a 1,000-Year Love Affair

New York Times

Japan sees biggest population fall

Guardian

Hibiya Park tent village for laid-off workers draws 300

Japan Times

Book Review: Kitano Takeshi

Midnight Eye

Woman details immigration scam

The Daily Yomiuri

Tourists 'harass' Japan's geisha

BBC

'I can't come in today I have delayed jetlag': Japan turns to skiving

Times on Line

Osaka beat Kashiwa 1-0 to win Emperor's Cup

Yahoo! Sports


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Japan Statistics

Traffic fatalities declined in 2008 to one third their record tally, which happened way back in 1970. This year 5,155 Japanese died on the roads; that is a 10% decline on the previous year, and marks eight years in a row of declines.

In 1970, a whopping 16,765 people died in traffic accidents.

Source: Asahi Shinbun

THE TOP 10 CARBON DIOXIDE EMITTERS, 2004

Country: Total = 1,000 tons of carbon; Tons per capita (Rank per capita)

1. USA: 1,650,020; 5.61 (9)
2. China (mainland): 1,366,554; 1.05 (92)
3. Russian Federation: 415,951; 2.89 (28)
4. India: 366,301; 0.34 (129)
5. Japan: 343,117; 2.69 (33)
6. Germany: 220,596; 2.67 (36)
7. Canada: 174,401; 5.46 (10)
8. United Kingdom: 160,179; 2.67 (37)
9. Republic of Korea: 127,007; 2.64 (39)
10. Italy: 122,726; 2.12 (50)

Source: Union of Concerned Scientists

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