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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Japan This Week: 12 October 2008

今週の日本

Japan News.1 American, 2 Japanese Share Nobel Physics Prize.

NY Times

Hope fades for disposable workers.

NY Times

Yamato Life collapses amid falling stock prices.

Asahi

27% of inns shun foreign guests.

Asahi

Studying Japan's Dark Decade to See How U.S. Might Fare.

Washington Post

Obituary: Ken Ogata

Guardian

Nikkei tanks as fear grips Asia.

Japan Times

Monkeys work at Japanese restaurant

BBC

Fernando Alonso wins Japanese Grand Prix.

Guardian

Naked tourist in Japanese moat.

BBC

Downturn in economy stirs Japan suicide fears.

BBC

Dice-K works his magic for Red Sox.

Yahoo! Sports


Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

Exports as a percentage of GDP.

Vietnam: 76.8%
Taiwan: 73.8%
South Korea: 45.6%
China: 40.7%
Indonesia: 29.4%
India: 21.2%
Japan: 17.6%

Source: Asian Development Bank

World market share of solar panels by company:

QCells (Germany): 9.1%
Sharp (Japan): 8.5%
Suntech (China): 7.9%
Kyocera (Japan): 4.8%
First Solar (USA): 4.7%
Motech (Taiwan): 4.1%
Solar World (Germany): 4%
Mitsubishi (Japan): 3.9%
Other: 53%

Source: Asahi Shinbun

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