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Sunday, September 06, 2009

Japan This Week: 6 September 2009

今週の日本

Japan News.Japan's Victors Set to Abandon Market Reform

New York Times

A Political Blue Blood on His Own Path

Washington Post

Japan's first lady: 'Venus is a beautiful place'

Guardian

Japan prepares to challenge for global supremacy in mobile phones

Times on Line

DPJ to fast-track bill to fix pension fiasco

Japan Times

Au Japon, l'alternance marque "la fin de l'après-guerre"

Le Monde

Japan looks to robots to fill jobs

BBC

Netherlands post easy win over Japan in friendly

Yahoo Sports

Last week's Japan news


Japan Statistics

For the third month in a row, the Toyoto Prius hybrid was the best-selling car in Japan.

In August, 21,669 of the vehicles were sold.

The Honda Insight, also a hybrid, came in 7th, with 7,900 units.

Source: Kyodo News

For the first time in four years, the Sony Walkman outsold Apple's iPod.

In the week that ended August 30, the Walkman chalked up 43% of all portable music player sales. That exceeded Apple's 42.1%.

Source: Bloomberg

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