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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Japan This Week 15 November 2009

今週の日本

Japan News.In Tokyo, Obama Seeks to Improve Relations

New York Times

Japanese men are no 'peril'

Guardian

In Japan, Obama stresses Asia's role in U.S. economy

Washington Post

La última batalla de Okinawa

El Pais

Obama promises to re-engage with Asia but US troops in Japan a sticking point

Times Online

Death sought over Ibaraki stabbing spree

Japan Times

The Atomic Bombing, The Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal and the Shimoda Case: Lessons for Anti-Nuclear Legal Movements

Japan Focus

Le Japon fête les 20 ans de règne de l'empereur Akihito

Le Monde

Profile: Japan's Okinawa

BBC

2 Sunken Japanese Subs Are Found Off Hawaii

New York Times

Freaky putting green/bra comes to us from Japan, of course

Yahoo Sports

Last week's Japan news


Japan Statistics

More than 1,000 Toyota and Lexus owners have reported that their vehicles suddenly accelerated since 2001.

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had previously stated that there had been around 100 such cases.

Source: Reuters

Japan's central government debt at the end of September had increased to 864.52 trillion yen ($961 billion). Per capita debt in Japan, therefore, has hit 6.78 million yen ($75,457).

Source: Kyodo News

37% of Japanese men smoke, according to a recent survey. That is a record low since the surveys began in 1986.

Source: Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry

Unemployment by Country:

Canada: 8.3%
China: 4.3%
France: 9.5%
Germany: 9%
Japan: 5.4%
UK: 7.6%
USA: 10.2%

Source: IMF

Twenty-seven of every hundred prisoners of war in Japanese hands died, compared with four in every hundred captured by the Germans.

Source: The Guardian

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