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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Japan This Week: 31 August 2008

今週の日本

Japan News.God's Home Gets Rehab, and Japan Sneaks Peek.

NY Times

Desolate islands raise tension between South Korea and Japan.

NY Times

Japanese NGO worker murdered in Afghanistan.

Mainichi

Less Yen for Foreign Travel In Aging, Risk-Averse Japan.

Washington Post

Torrential rain leaves one dead.

Japan Times

Residents go to courts to evict yakuza.

Guardian

Govt, ruling bloc decide 11.7 trillion yen stimulus package.

Daily Yomiuri

Canada loses to Japan in final, earns silver at Women's Baseball World Cup.

Yahoo! Sports

18-year-old Kei Nishikori reaches 4th round of US Open tennis tournament.

NY Times

Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

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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