Kyoto on less than $200 a day.
US marine charged in rape of 14-year-old in Okinawa.
Heavy security in Nagano torch relay. A few protests and arrests take place.
Fukuda and Putin agree to speed up talks on disputed islands.
Cost of living in Japan up for the six month in a row.
Mariners catcher Jojima signs three-year contract.
Toyohashi gym teacher arrested for "contracting" a 16-year-old mistress.
Last week's Japan news
Japan will donate $100m to developing countries in emergency aid to combat rising food prices.
In 2001, underwear manufacturer Wacoal's poll of Japanese women found that 60cm was the "ideal" waist measurement for the nation's females.
Source: Japan Times
970,000 travelers are expected to exit Narita Airport for the annual Golden Week holidays, with 330,000 people estimated to fly out of Japan from Kansai International Airport during the April 24-May 7 holiday period.
Source: Yomiuri Shimbun
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