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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Japan This Week 13 December 2009

今週の日本

Japan News.Japan Suspends Talks on Where to Move a U.S. Air Base

New York Times

Obama's Japan Headache

New York Times

Robots become reality

Guardian

Does Japan still matter?

Washington Post

Japón anuncia un plan de estímulo equivalente al 1,5% de su PIB

El Pais

Japanese ladies long for date with brutal men of history

Times Online

Japan under fire for laying low in Copenhagen

Japan Times

Au japon, une chirurgie des doigts trompe la douane

Libération

Wendy's burger chain to withdraw from Japan

BBC

Japan’s Leader Promotes $81 Billion Stimulus Plan

New York Times

World Cup 2010: Shunsuke Nakamura Has To Start On The Bench For Japan - Philippe Troussier

Yahoo Sports

Last week's Japan news


Japan Statistics

The number of Japanese who agree with the following statement about whether to marry has reached 70%.

"Marriage is a personal choice; therefore, getting married, or not, is ok."

That is an increase on the previous year of 4.9%. A whopping 87.8% of those in their 20s agreed.

Source: Asahi Shinbun

Half of Japanese women in their 20s and thirties experience constipation. Including those who suffer from diarrhea, the figure jumps to 84%.

According to a survey by dairy products giant Morinaga, of the 10,000 women polled 52% replied yes to "Often constipated" or "Occasionally constipated."

Source: Asahi Shinbun

National CO2 Reduction Targets (Target Deemed Necessary by IEA)

Japan: 25% (10%)
USA: 4% (3%)
EU: 20-30% (23%)
Russia: 20-25% (27%)
China: 40-45% (47%)

Source: Daily Yomiuri

Beer shipments will hit the lowest level since 1992. Domestic shipments of beer and alcoholic drinks look set to fall below the 482 million cases in 2008.

Source: Kyodo News

Toyoto automobiles have been linked to 40% of the sudden-acceleration cases in the US.

Source: Kyodo News

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