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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Japan This Week - 16 August 2009

今週の日本

Japan News.Pioneering Knick Returns to Garden

New York Times

Ponyo: can a Japanese fantasy finally animate US audiences?

Guardian

Japan prepares for war of the vehicles

Times on Line

Under a cloud: Lessons and legacies of the atomic bombings

Japan Times

Hiroshima: A Visual Record

Japan Focus

Scènes de désolation de Taïwan au Japon, après le passage du typhon

Le Monde

What happened to the Box in Japan?

BBC

Softball-Japan’s Ueno stunned by 2016 snub

Yahoo Sports

Last week's Japan news


Japan Statistics

Percentage of Smokers, by Country

Japan: 29.4%
France: 31.7%
USA: 23.9%
UK: 35.7%
China: 31.8%
Russia: 48.5%

Source: Time

According to Hyogo Prefecture police, in western Japan, the death toll from a recent typhoon has risen to 19. In addition, six people are still missing. Sixteen of the dead are from Sayocho, which experienced flooding.

Source: Kyodo


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