Government blocks British hedge fund from buying stake in power company.
Nagano temple withdraws from Olympic torch route.
Special screening for right-wingers of award-winning film "Yasukuni."
Government rejects ruling by Nagoya court that Japanese Air Force's activities in Iraq are unconstitutional.
87 million-year-old fossil of praying mantis found in Iwate.
High school baseball team gives up 66 runs in two innings before game is called.
Brothels catering to middle-aged men with metabolic syndrome.
Last week's Japan news
JAL (Japan Airlines) is the biggest shipper of air cargo between Japan and the USA earning US$ 2 billion on Japan-US freight between 2000-2006.
Source: U.S. Justice Department
According to a BusinessWeek magazine survey of global executives, Toyota Corp ranks 3rd in the world of business for innovation behind Apple Inc. and Google Inc. Nintendo ranked 7th, Sony 9th and Honda 16th for 2008.
Source: Japan Times
Only 300 of the 1600 websites in Japan confirmed in 2007 to include child pornography by the Tokyo-based Interline Hotline Center were closed down. Downloading child pornography is not an offence in Japan despite international pressure for a crackdown going back well over a decade.
Source: Yomiuri Shimbun
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Saturday, April 19, 2008