Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto.
Japan reviving coal mining in wake of rise in oil prices.
Japan ends forty-year ban on militarization of space.
Bulgarian becomes first European to win sumo tournament.
G8 environment meeting begins in Kobe.
Food checks shoddy.
Japanese women spikers qualify for Beijing.
Group of four arrested for filming a porn film in a McDonalds.
Last week's Japan news
Suntory Hibiki was voted the world's best blended whisky for the second year in a row. Nikka's Yoichi 20 Years Old won the best single malt title for the first time.
Source: Japan Times
27.46 million people in Japan are aged 65 or older making up 21.5% of the population. Nearly 10% of Japanese are 75 or older.
Source: National Institute of Population and Social Security Research
48% of 90 categories of shore fish stocks have declined in fiscal 2007. Japan's seafood self-sufficiency rate was 59% in 2006, down from 113% in 1964.
Source: Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries Ministry
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