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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Japan This Week 20 December 2009

今週の日本

Japan News.Japanese Obsessions

New York Times

Japan Betting On Climate Change Profits

NPR

Serbians convicted of Tokyo jewel heist

Guardian

Japan central bank keeps interest rates steady

Washington Post

El éxito llegó en Japón

El Pais

Masahiro Kanagawa is granted suicide wish as court sentences him to hang

Times Online

Hasegawa defends WBC bantamweight title

Japan Times

Tokyo tient tête à Washington au sujet du transfert d'une base américaine à Okinawa

Le Monde

Between the Ears - The Great Bell

BBC

At Towering Japanese Cliffs, a Campaign to Combat Suicide

New York Times

Japan must revive samurai code, says coach

Yahoo Sports

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Japan Statistics

The number of Japanese exchange students studying in the US has shown a decline over the last decade. In 1997, 47,000 Japanese students were studying in the US. In 2007, only 34,000 were doing so.

Source: Asahi Shinbun

The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) orders the countries of the world according to "the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist among public officials and politicians." Results for 2009:

1. New Zealand (9.4)
2. Denmark (9.3)
3. Singapore (9.2)
3. Sweden (9.2)
5. Switzerland (9.0)
6. Finland (8.9)
6. Netherlands (8.9)
7. Australia (8.7)
7. Canada (8.7)
7. Iceland (8.7)
11. Norway (8.6)

17. Japan (7.7)
17. United Kingdom (7.7)
19. USA (7.5)

Source: Asahi Shinbun


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