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Sunday, August 03, 2008

Japan News This Week: 3 August 2008

今週の日本

Japan News.Lawyers in rural Japan.

NY Times

Tuna fishing to be suspended in Japan as fishing stocks dwindle.

BBC

PM Fukuda reshuffles cabinet as hawk Aso rises.

BBC

Ramen shops to bowl you over.

Washington Post

US sub springs radioactive leak in Sasebo.

Japan Times

Mysterious floating object towed to Nagasaki Prefecture port.

Daily Yomiuri

Ichiro gets 3,000th hit.

Yahoo! Sports


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Japan's university graduation rate has fallen to 84.6%; the world average is around 70%.

Source: Yomiuri Shinbun newspaper

There were an estimated 273,740 taxis in Japan in 2006. Sendai had 3,003 taxis in fiscal 2007

Source: Construction & Transport Ministry

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