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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Japan This Week: 26 October 2008

今週の日本

Japan News.In Finance, Japan Sees an Opening

New York Times

Next Week, Our Hero Chooses a Médoc

New York Times

Report: Toyota to post first sales drop in decade

Washington Post

Japanese climbers claim to have found the Yeti's footprints

Guardian

LDP OKs maglev line selections

Japan Times

Behind the pink curtain

Midnight Eye

Japanese plant writes a blog

BBC

Osim says return to coaching ‘risky’

Yahoo! Sports


Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

Global Competitiveness Ranking, 2008-2009

1. USA
2. Switzerland
3. Denmark
4. Sweden
5. Singapore
6. Finland
7. Germany
8. Netherlands
9. Japan
10. Canada

26. Qatar
30. China
43. Portugal

Source: World Economic Forum

Cases of syphilis in Japan rose to 736 in 2007 from a total of 500 cases in
2004.

Source: Infectious Disease Surveillance Center

Number 1 place to see/feel the soul of Japan, according to tour guides.

1. Kiyomizu Temple (Kyoto)
2. Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion, Kyoto)
3. Hiroshima Peace Park (Hiroshima)
4. Toshogu Shrine (Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture)
5. Horyuji Temple (Nara)
6. Tokyo Disneyland (Chiba Prefecture)
7. Nagasaki Peace Park (Nagasaki)
8. Diet Building (Tokyo)
9. Himeyuri Castle (Okinawa)
10. Tokyo Tower (Tokyo)

Source: Asahi Shinbun

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