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Sunday, November 09, 2008

Japan This Week: 9 November 2008

今週の日本

Japan News.An Enclave of Brazilians Is Testing Insular Japan

New York Times

South Korea protests Japan's inspection of fishing boat

People's Daily

Toyota profit warning ends years of growth

Guardian

Tamogami behind 78 other ASDF essay entries?

Japan Times

Japanese convenience stores thrive despite downturn

Washington Post

Japanese Stores Take Convenience To a New Level

Washington Post

Japan struggles with WWII legacy

BBC

TV, print scribe Chikushi dies at 73

Asahi

Ichiro wins eighth straight gold glove

Yahoo! Sports


Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

Average Salaries, 2007

Salaryman: 4.37 million (Men: 5.4 million, Women: 2.7 million)
Banking: 7.42 million
Finance: 8.3 million
Insurance: 7.85 million
Real Estate: 7.2 million
Shipping: 8.07 million
Travel: 4.7 million
Advertising: 7.6 million
Sushi Restaurant: 4.6 million

Source: Nenshu Labo

A record number of seniors were arrested in 2007. The number has quadrupled since 1997, reaching 48,605 last year. This figure excludes traffic-related offenses.

The majority, 31,573, were arrested for theft.

Source: Daily Yomiuri

Government offices misused 125.36 billion yen in fiscal 2007.

Source: Board of Audit

There were 5,258 complaints of workplace harassment in Tokyo in 2007.

Source: Tokyo Metropolitan Labor Consultation Center

A record 430,000 people climbed Mount Fuji in 2007.

Source: Japan Times

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