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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Japan This Week: 18/05/08

今週の日本

Japan News.Japan running out of engineers.

NY Times

China allows Japanese earthquake experts into Sichuan.

NY Times

Cigarette machines to be fitted with age sensors--and prevent underage smokers from buying.

Guardian

US marine gets four years for sexually abusing 14-year-old.

Japan Times

Japan Feeling Left Out as U.S. Talks to Pyongyang

Washington Post


Tsukiji fish market not moving--yet.

Daily Yomiuri

Economy grows on back of increased exports.

Asahi

J.League soccer club trying to lure Hidetoshi Nakata out of retirement.

Yahoo! Sports

The secret and seedy world of "encounter cafes."

Mainichi


Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

A Hyogo family made sick by Chinese-made dumplings donated 5 million yen ($50,000) to the hospital where they received treatment . The family said this was a gift for saving their lives.

Source: Yomiuri Shinbun

Percentage of Japanese, by prefecture, who have been abroad.

1) Tokyo: 25.9
2) Kanagawa: 21.8
3) Chiba: 18.3
4) Aichi: 16.5
5) Nara: 16.5
6) Osaka: 15.9
7) Hyogo: 15.6
8) Saitama: 15.4
9) Kyoto: 15.3
10) Shiga: 14.0

The top prefectures are all from metropolitan Tokyo, Nagoya, or Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara).

47) Aomori: 3.4

Source: Ministry of Justice

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