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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Japan This Week: 10 May 2009

今週の日本

Japan News.Toyota Posts an Annual Loss

NY Times

Hitachi predicts record losses for a Japanese manufacturer

Guardian

Japan Inspecting Airliners for Flu Victims

Washington Post

Japanese scientist claims breakthrough with organ grown in sheep

Times on Line

'Play along' tactic thwarts cons

Asahi

La déflation revient au Japon

Libération

Google crosses line with controversial old Tokyo maps

Japan Times

Communism on rise in recession-hit Japan

BBC

Holy Mackerel: A breakthrough in tuna science

Global Post

Wang Liqin into final at table tennis world championships

Yahoo Sports

Last week's Japan news


Japan Statistics

The percentage of children in Japan has fallen to 13.4% of the overall population. The 14 and under set continues to shrink. At the local level, Okinawa Prefecture had the highest overall population of children with 17.9%. At the other end, Akita Prefecture recorded the lowest with just 11.5%.

Read more about graying Japan.

Source: Asahi Shinbun

Top five future dream, girls:

1. Chef
2. Day care worker
3. Teacher or Nurse
5. Singer/TV Talent

Top five future dream, boys:

1. Baseball player
2. Soccer player
3. Academic
4. Doctor
5. Chef or Carpenter

Source: Asahi Shinbun

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