Japan running out of engineers.
China allows Japanese earthquake experts into Sichuan.
Cigarette machines to be fitted with age sensors--and prevent underage smokers from buying.
US marine gets four years for sexually abusing 14-year-old.
Japan Feeling Left Out as U.S. Talks to Pyongyang
Tsukiji fish market not moving--yet.
Economy grows on back of increased exports.
J.League soccer club trying to lure Hidetoshi Nakata out of retirement.
The secret and seedy world of "encounter cafes."
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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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