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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Japan This Week 10 January 2010

今週の日本

Japan News.Heads Up: Happy 1,300th to Nara, Japan

New York Times

An Alliance Larger Than One Issue

New York Times

Anti-whalers collide over tactics

Guardian

New Japan finance minister backtracks on yen after PM rebuke

Washington Post

Un 'sushi man' peruano

El Pais

Ozawa aides face charges in fund scam

Japan Times

Tsutomu Yamaguchi, victim of Japan’s two atomic bombs, dies aged 93

Times Online

Tous japonais?

Le Monde

Tokyo's neon lights and culinary delights

CNN

Japan Finance Minister Naoto Kan calls for weaker yen

BBC

United Tastes: A City's Specialty, Japanese in Name Only

New York Times

Japanese fisherman ties largemouth bass record

Yahoo Sports

Last week's Japan news


Japan Statistics

Ranking of happiness by nation:

1. Costa Rica
2. Denmark
3. Iceland
4. Switzerland
5. Canada
6. Mexico

20. USA

24. United Kingdom

59. Japan

Source: World Database of Happiness

Best selling cars in Japan, 2009 (number)

1. Toyota Prius (201,528)
2. Daihatsu Move (182,325)
3. Honda Fit (157,324)

8. Honda Insight (93,283)

Source: Daily Yomiuri


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