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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Japan This Week: 4 October 2009

今週の日本

Japan News.Toyota Recalls 3.8 Million Vehicles

New York Times

Chinese Economic Juggernaut Is Gaining on Japan

New York Times

Japan's economy slowing as stimulus wears off

Guardian

U.S. to give Japan time to assess troop rejig deal: envoy

Washington Post

2016 Olympics bound for Rio

Japan Times

Le PIB d'une Corée réunifiée dépasserait celui du Japon en trente ans

Libération

Japan prices continue record fall

BBC

Sharapova wins when Jankovic retires because of arm injury in Japan final

Yahoo Sports

Last week's Japan news


Japan Statistics

In the first half of 2009, according to the National Police Agency (NPA), 52,975 people were caught shoplifting.

That is a 4% rise on the first half of 2008.

Of those caught, 30% said that it "felt like playing a game."

Source: Yomiuri Shinbun

41% of "non-regular" workers - i.e., non-full-time - in Japan do similar work as their full-time colleagues. However, only 16% of them are paid the same amount.

Source: Kyodo News

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