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University body hit over expenditure.
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Only 67.4% of Japanese women, aged 25 to 54, have jobs. This is 15% lower than the best performing OECD members (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark).
Source: Kyodo News
Tourism in Kyoto continues to rise. In 2007, 74.62 million tourists visited the city, which was a 2.8 percent rise from the previous year. The city's goal is 50 million a year.
Source: Daily Yomiuri
Kyoto city's 514 24-hour convenience stores have been asked to close from midnight to 7am to help fight global warming. If the stores do not voluntarily comply, Kyoto is considering introducing legislation.
Kobe residents produce the most garbage per day in Japan - an average of 767 grams of waste each day.
Source: Kansai Time Out
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