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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Japan This Week: 16 November 2008

今週の日本

Japan News.Japan: British Lucite Maker to Be Acquired

New York Times

Japanese governor says Tokyo earthquake would be good for his region

Guardian

Neighborhood in Japan Files Lawsuit in Bid to Oust Mafia

New York Times

Ruling bloc OKs ¥2 trillion boost

Japan Times

Japanese General Defends Revised Version of WWII

Washington Post

Free Money? In Japan, Most Say They Will Pass

Washington Post

The Late Story: Egg Face

BBC

Tokyo hosts global gathering of monks

Asahi

Gamba coach hails “dream” first Asian title

Yahoo! Sports


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Japan Statistics

In the first six months of this year, 1,202 marijuana related arrests were recorded in Japan. This is a 12% increase compared the same period in the previous year. Home cultivation cases rose by by almost 50%.

In July, Tokyo police seized 180kg of cannabis. That would fetch ¥720 million ($7.4 million) on the mean streets of Japan.

Source: Guardian


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