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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Japan This Week 6 December 2009

今週の日本

Japan News.In Japan, an Odd Perch for Google: Looking Up at the Leader

New York Times

Will Departures be this year's sleeper film hit?

Guardian

In medieval Japan, a gumshoe's dark task

Washington Post

El Banco de Japón reacciona ante la amenaza deflacionista

El Pais

Japanese Government split on cash injection

Times Online

Hatoyama: move Futenma to Guam?

Japan Times

Claudel, sa "villa" et le sens du Japon, par Philippe Pons

Le Monde

Giant Echizen jellyfish off Japan coast

BBC

Japan’s Relationship With U.S. Gets a Closer Look

New York Times

Open Government

Observing Japan

Upbeat Japan insist semi-final goal still on

Yahoo Sports

Last week's Japan news


Japan Statistics

Number of people granted refugee status or some other form of protection in 2008 (UNHCR).

USA: 16,742
France: 11,441
Germany: 7,853
UK: 7,079
Australia: 1,854
Japan: 417

Source: BBC

Top 11 Nation Anxiety Index

According to a survey by the advertising firm JWT, 90% of Japanese experience anxiety. That was the highest rate among a list of countries.

1. Japan
2. Australia
3. Brazil
4. Britain
5. Canada
6. China
7. France
8. India
9. Russia
10. Spain
11. USA
12. China

Source: Daily Yomiuri

School violence is on the rise in Japan. In the 2008 academic year, there were almost 60,000 reported cases of "problematic behavior," seventy percent of which were violent. Below is a breakdown by school:
Elementary School: 6,484
Junior High School: 42,754
High School: 10,380

Total: 59,618 cases

That total is a 13% rise on the previous year.

Source: Yomiuri Shinbun

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