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Sunday, February 01, 2009

Japan This Week: 1 February 2009

今週の日本

Japan News.Japan Says It Will Send Anti-Piracy Force to Somalia’s Coast

New York Times

Japan executes four convicted killers

CNN

Japanese workers urged and go home and multiply

CNN

Blowfish testicles poison seven in Japanese restaurant

Guardian

Japan factory output plunges, jobless rate jumps

Washington Post

Man from Japan with will to win

Times on Line

Another wrestler nabbed with dope

Asahi

Japan: The Price of Normalcy

Japan Focus

Big slump in Japan factory output

BBC

Japan to bid for 2018, ’22 World Cups

Yahoo Sports


Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

In 2008, some 252 Japanese police officers were punished for misconduct and illegal acts. That is the lowest figure since records started being kept, in 2000.

Source: Kyodo News

Japanese economic roundup.

Toshiba: a record loss is forecast for 2009; estimates are in the 280 billion yen range
Sony: the fourth quarter, 2008, saw net profit decline by 95%
Nintendo: the Kyoto gamemaker recorded a 21% increase in its third quarter profits
Hitachi: 700 billion yen net loss in FY2008
Unemployment rate: 4.4%

Source: Daily Yomiuri

The number of applications for refugee status in 2008 hit 1,599. That is the highest ever.

Of those 57 were recognized as refugees.

The majority of the applicants, 979, were from Burma.

Source: Daily Yomiuri

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