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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Japan This Week: 21 September 2008

今週の日本

Japan News.Japan Banking Stocks Suffer Biggest Drop Since 1987.

NY Times

Tainted rice used in 100,000 rice balls.

Asahi

Lehman in talks to sell off Japan equity, assets.

Japan Times

Japan's PM hopeful fails to acknowledge family use of slave labour.

Guardian

Tokyo's gadget heaven.

BBC

Ichiro ties 200-hit season mark.

Yahoo! Sports


Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

In 2007, 20,007 foreign nationals were arrested in Japan. Almost half, 9,211, of these were apprehended for immigration-related issues.

Of the remaining crimes, theft accounted for more than half of the cases. Just 477 (.02%) of the total were for "vicious crimes" (murder, rape, assault, etc.). These crimes were committed primarily by Chinese (52%) and Brazilians (22%).

Source: NPA (National Police Agency)

300 people were arrested in 2007 for child pornography offenses in Japan. That is a 17% increase from the previous year.

Japan and Russia are the only two countries in the Group of Eight that do not ban possession of child pornography.

Source: International Business Times

There were 2.83 goals scored on average in the J. League last season - 867 goals in 306 games - compared with 2.63 in the Premier League in England and 2.55 in Serie A in Italy.

Source: World Soccer Magazine

Only 24.6% of Tokyo dogs in 2005 wore official municipal government issued dog tags.

Source: Health, Labor & Welfare Ministry.

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