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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Japan News This Week: 27 July 2008

今週の日本

Japan News.Warnings from Daimler and Renault.

NY Times

Escaped chimp disarms zookeeper.

Guardian

Earthquake hits Japan, more than 100 injured

Washington Post

Behind the sliding door.

Japan Times

Akiyama held over evasion of 74 million yen in income tax.

Daily Yomiuri

Japan, US and Cuba chase baseball gold in likely Olympic farewell.

Yahoo! Sports


Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

Sales tax in various countries:

Sweden: 18.1%
France: 15.1%
Germany: 13.7%
England: 17.5%
USA: 5.8%
Japan: 5%

Source: Asahi Shinbun newspaper

Average male height in various countries:

Denmark: 180.6 cm
Japan: 172 cm
UK: 176.7 cm
USA: 175.8 cm
China: 164.8 cm
Netherlands: 184.8 cm

Source: Wikipedia

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