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Sunday, June 07, 2009

Japan This Week: 7 June 2009

今週の日本

Japan News.Tokyo's cat cafes

Global Post

Japanese researcher recalls imprisonment in North Korea

CNN

Surprise for Robert De Niro fans as star signs up for Subaru advert

Times on Line

LDP backtracks on plan to ban inherited seats

Asahi

Fosse joie

Libération

Prosecutors to clear lifer if he's retried

Japan Times

The Accessible Land of the Rising Sun

BBC

Japan is 1st qualifier for 2010 World Cup

Yahoo Sports

Last week's Japan news


Japan Statistics

The average amount of pocket money spent by salarymen fell from a year ago. This April's average spending was 45,600 yen ($450), down 700 yen from a year ago.

The amount the business men would like to spend is 72,900 yen.

Source: Kyodo News

12 medical institutions in Japan found that one in eight lung cancer patients were exposed to asbestos. Roughly 60,000 Japanese die annually from lung cancer.

In 2007, only 600 people were recognized as having been exposed to asbestos.

Source: Yomiuri News

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