Japan seeks arrest of three Sea Shepherd campaigners.
Japan's trade surplus shrinks 87% in July.
79-year-old woman knifes two people at Shibuya Station.
HSBC accused over "cultural insensitivity" after white sumo ad.
Young Briton held in Japan on suspicion of shaking newborn son to death.
Japan's baseball pros humbled by US minor leaguers in Beijing.
Hideki Matsui returns to Yankees.
Last week's Japan news
There are an estimated 273,740 taxis nationwide, according to a 2006 survey. Sendai had 3,003 taxis as of March 2007.
Source: Construction & Transport Ministry
Japan's university graduation rate from its 725 universities fell to 84.6% last year compared with a global average of 70%.
Source: Daily Yomiuri
Of 16,801 successful doctorate graduates in 2007, only 4,146 found employment.
Source: Education Science & Technology Ministry
On average 150kg per person of food is thrown away each year in Japan, which has a rate of only 40% of food sufficiency.
Source: Josei Jishin
An estimated 30 trillion yen in 10,000 yen notes are held by households nationwide.
Source: Bank of Japan
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