Japan Seeks to Withdraw Its Military From Iraq by Year’s End.
Police to target 2 firms in probe of tainted rice.
Japan's Koizumi backs female PM candidate Koike.
Economy shrank 3% last quarter.
Japan: Sumo chief resigns over drugs scandal.
Japan centenarians at record high.
Japan complete jittery 3-2 win over Bahrain.
Last week's Japan news
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
Saturday, September 13, 2008
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