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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Japan This Week: 31 May 2009

今週の日本

Japan News.In Reporting a Scandal, the Media Are Accused of Just Listening

NY Times

Hello Kitty car Nissan Cube

NY Times

Haruki Murakami fans snap up latest novel 1Q84 after five-year wait

Guardian

Truancy is rife at Japanese universities

Times on Line

Job offer ratio ties worst level

Asahi

Au Japon, les suicides se multiplient à cause de la crise économique

Le Monde

Former stable master gets six years for young wrestler's hazing death

Japan Times

Broadband goes big in Japan

BBC

Toyota plans to host 2010 Japanese Grand Prix

Yahoo Sports

Last week's Japan news


Japan Statistics

According to a newspaper poll, 81% of Japanese ride their bicycles on the sidewalk, even though this is illegal.

When asked why, the most popular answer was "riding on the street is dangerous." 2,312 people replied thus.

2. "On the road, cars get in the way" (294).
3. "The sidewalk is made for riding" (135).
4. "On a bike I can't ride as fast as a car" (54).
5. "Because a bike is a human powered vehicle" (41).
6. "Because other cyclists ride on the sidewalk" (31).
7. "Other" (156).

Source: Asahi Shinbun

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