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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Japan This Week: 14 September 2008

今週の日本

Japan News.Japan Seeks to Withdraw Its Military From Iraq by Year’s End.

NY Times

Police to target 2 firms in probe of tainted rice.

Asahi

Japan's Koizumi backs female PM candidate Koike.

Washington Post

Economy shrank 3% last quarter.

Japan Times

Japan: Sumo chief resigns over drugs scandal.

Guardian

Japan centenarians at record high.

BBC

Japan complete jittery 3-2 win over Bahrain.

Yahoo! Sports


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The Japanese economy shrank 3% in the April-June quarter.

Source: Kyodo News

Only 33% (2,065) of 6,261 candidates from the country's law schools passed the annual national bar examination.

Source: Justice Ministry

As of September 1, 2008, 36,276 people are over 100 years old in Japan - 31, 213 women and 5,063 men.

Source: Welfare Ministry


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