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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Japan This Week: 19 October 2008

今週の日本

Japan News.Japan’s New World Offers a Slice of the Past

New York Times

Japan's PM says US bank bailout is 'insufficient'

Washington Post

Dolphin meat bad for the health, say Japanese scientists

Guardian

Tainted beans from China sickens three

Japan Times

Japan objects to US N Korea move

BBC

Whale deal falls at last minute

BBC

Plant-eating predators from Japan to control UK superweed.

BBC

Robo Expo opens in Japan.

BBC

Hasegawa retains WBC bantamweight title

Yahoo! Sports


Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

In the year since September 2007, the number of accidents involving drunk drivers fell 20%.

Source: National Police Agency

In a poll of the estimated 16,000 hotel and inn operators of which 43.9% of them replied. 62.2% replied that they had had at least one foreign guest, of the 37.8% who replied that they had had no foreign guests, 70% of them stated that they were unwilling to accept foreigners.

Source: Internal Affairs & Communications Ministry

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