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Sunday, August 02, 2009

Japan This Week: 2 August 2009

今週の日本

Japan News.Young Japanese Women Vie for a Once-Scorned Job

New York Times

Japanese tourist turns down free holiday offered by Italy as apology

Guardian

Takeo Doi: Japanese psychiatrist who developed the concept of indulgent dependency

Times on Line

Flood, slide toll now at 28

Japan Times

The long shadow of Japan's POW past

Global Post

Exécution de trois condamnés à mort au Japon

Le Monde

DPJ platform vows to weaken bureaucrats

Japan Times

Japan's 'smile scan' train service

BBC

In Tokyo, Hitchcock Isn't Around, but He Seems to Have Sent the Birds

Washington Post

Valentine ends love affair with Marines

Yahoo Sports

Last week's Japan news


Japan Statistics

Population density: people/square mile.

1 Monaco 41,970.77
2 Singapore 16,540.43
3 Malta 3,266.17
4 Maldives 3,013.88
5 Bahrain 2,680.74
6 Bangladesh 2,595.74
7 Vatican City 2,090.91
8 Barbados 1,678.39
9 Nauru 1,609.49
10 Mauritius 1,562.37
11 Korea (South) 1,273.50
12 San Marino 1,226.21
13 Tuvalu 1,159.52
14 Netherlands 1,023.34
15 Lebanon 952.82
16 Belgium 879.83
17 Japan 873.42
18 India 851.04
19 Marshall Islands 845.25
20 Rwanda 830.04
21 El Salvador 825.36
22 Comoros 801.11
23 Sri Lanka 792.07
24 Israel 782.72
32 United Kingdom 639.42
142 USA 79.55

Source: World Atlas

The Japanese government spends 520 yen per prisoner for 3 meals a day.

Source: Kansai Time Out

Katori in Chiba Prefecture (1999) and Nagaura Nagasaki (1982) have both recorded 153mm of rain in a one hour period.

Source: Kansai Time Out

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