Japanese Are Irked by U.S. Interest in Pitcher
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Levelling the lingerie playing field
Japan in the future to be caught between U.S., China: think tank
Japan suspects stabbings linked to pension scandal
Film Review: Tokyo Sonata
Japan approves whalemeat import
Fallen J-pop icon indicted for fraud
Matsuzaka willing to play for Japan at WBC
Last week's Japan news
Violence in Japanese schools has increased dramatically in the last year. In 2007, there were 5,214 cases (45%) of violent behavior in elementary schools, 18,951 (25%) in junior high schools, and 6,512 (7%) in high schools. The numbers in parentheses represent the percentage rise over the previous school year. The majority in all three was damage to property.
On a per capita basis, Kagawa Prefecture led the country with 10.1 cases per 1,000 people. Kochi was second with 9.3.
Source: Asahi Shinbun
Last year approximately 8 million people visited Japan spending 1.6 trillion
Source: Japanese Tourism Agency (JTA)
Japan tops G-7 survey of 3G cell phone use. 83% of all cell phone users in Japan have a third generation connection. Italy had the second highest at 27%. Canada had the lowest at only 1%.
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