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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Japan This Week 23/3/08

今週の日本

Utagawa exhibit in Brooklyn, USA.

NY Times

Japanese Everest climber in limbo because of Tibet troubles.

Guardian

Japanese interrogations to be taped.

Daily Yomiuri

Foreign visa stays to be increased from 3 to 5 years.

Daily Yomiuri

US sailor's credit card found in murdered cab driver's
cab and suspect apprehended by US authorities.

Japan Times

Japanese navy boss sacked.

BBC

Stabbing frenzy in Tsuchiura.

BBC

Delay on appoinment of new Bank of Japan (BOJ) head.

BBC

Boston Red Sox in Tokyo.

Yahoo! Sports

Japan's Pan-Asianism and the Legitimacy of Imperial World Order, 1931–1945.

Japan Focus

Coin shower in downtown Tokyo offers more than soap and
water.

Mainichi


Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

Japan's population fell during the period October 2006 to October 2007. The number of births during the 12 months was 1,101,000 compared with 1,103,000 deaths.

Japan's GDP growth rate in 2006 was 2.2%.

Japan's GDP is world's second largest at approximately USD4.6 trillion in 2007.

In 2004, the annual cut off point for exemption for small businesses from the 5% goods and services tax was reduced from annual revenues of 30 million yen and over to 10 million yen.

From fiscal 2005, an additional 1.14 million Japanese businesses became liable for goods and services tax payments totaling about 300 billion yen. 400,000 of them are in arrears by a total of about 27 billion yen.

In 2004 there were 4,400 Japanese high school students studying for 3 months or more overseas.

Source: American Chamber of Commerce Japan (ACCJ)

Source: Health, Labor & Welfare Ministry

There were 2.09 million foreign nationals with alien registrations in Japan as of December 31, 2007 including 780,000 permanent residents.

Source: Daily Yomiuri


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