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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Japan This Week 8 November 2009

今週の日本

Japan News.Safety Agency Rebukes Toyota Over Floor-Mat Issue

New York Times

Matsui Goes Wild, and So Do His Fans in Japan

New York Times

Lindsay Hawker murder suspect reported to have had face surgery

Guardian

Japan, U.S. to avoid bases feud for Obama visit

Washington Post

Un delirante filme japonés cierra hoy la Semana de Terror

El Pais

The rise of Japan’s 'girlie man' generation

Times Online

Demography vs. demagoguery: when politics, science collide

Japan Times

On the Dawn of a New National Ainu Policy: The “‘Ainu’ as a Situation” Today

Japan Focus

Au Japon, "une étoile tombée du ciel"

Le Monde

Three hurt in rare Japan shooting

BBC

Japan tunes in to watch Hideki Matsui make World Series history

Yahoo Sports

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Japan Statistics

Summer bonus payments at companies with at least five employees were 9.7% lower than those in the summer of 2008.

According to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, the bonuses averaged 363,104 yen this summer.

Source: Kyodo News

New car sales in October rose 12.6% from the same month a year earlier. That is the highest amount of growth in twelve years.

Source: Daily Yomiuri

Infant Mortality Rates, by country, 2005 (per 1,000 live births).

1) Singapore: 2.1
2) Sweden: 2.4
2) Hong Kong: 2.4
4) Japan: 2.8

21) England & Wales: 4.9

30) USA: 6.9

Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention


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