God's Home Gets Rehab, and Japan Sneaks Peek.
Desolate islands raise tension between South Korea and Japan.
Japanese NGO worker murdered in Afghanistan.
Less Yen for Foreign Travel In Aging, Risk-Averse Japan.
Torrential rain leaves one dead.
Residents go to courts to evict yakuza.
Govt, ruling bloc decide 11.7 trillion yen stimulus package.
Canada loses to Japan in final, earns silver at Women's Baseball World Cup.
18-year-old Kei Nishikori reaches 4th round of US Open tennis tournament.
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Average annual rainfall:
Tokyo: 1523 mm (60 inches)
London: 752 mm (29 inches)
New York: 1128 mm (44 inches)
Beijing: 653 mm (25 inches)
Cairo: 27 mm (1 inch)
Source: World Climate
Tokyo has 191 Michelin stars shared among 150 restaurants - the most in the world.
Source: Japan Times
45 locations in 26 prefectures have recorded record rainfall in a single hour this summer.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency
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