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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Japan This Week: 14 December 2008

今週の日本

Japan News.Japanese Companies Still Invest in Themselves

New York Times

Founder of Japan's Red Army in final appeal for freedom

Guardian

Dollar tests 13-year low in ¥88 range; Nikkei off 5.6%

Japan Times

Japan OKs extension of anti-terror navy mission

Washington Post

Firms that cancel job offers to be named within month

The Daily Yomiuri

Gaffes put Japan's Aso under fire

BBC

Financial-Economic Crisis and the Asia Pacific

Japan Focus

Centenarian athletes and aged porn stars: the tip of Japan's demographic iceberg

Times on Line

Japan moves carefully toward Islamic finance

Asahi

Asada, Abbott win gold at Grand Prix finals

Yahoo! Sports


Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

Random attacks hit a record high in Japan this year. In the first 11 months of 2008, there were 13 random attacks that were prosecuted as murder or attempted murder. This is the highest since such statistics started being compiled in 1993.

In total crime data, there were 1,674,773 criminal cases in the first 11 months of this year. That is a 4.9% decline on the previous year.

Source: Kyodo News

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