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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Japan This Week 31 January 2010

今週の日本

Japan News.Mayor-Elect in Okinawan City Opposes U.S. Base

New York Times

Toyota: Ups and downs of a family dynasty

Guardian

Japan's prices, wages keep falling in December

Washington Post

La agencia S&P rebaja la calidad de la deuda pública de Japón

El Pais

Suicides top 30,000 for 12th year

Japan Times

Lonely role of Japanese ex-policeman trying to prevent suicides

Times Online

Un début sur les nerds

Libération

Honda recalls cars in fire danger

BBC

Toyota’s Push for Fast Growth Put Quality in Question

New York Times

Sumo champ Asashoryu in drinking assault claims; governments calls for investigation

Yahoo Sports

Last week's Japan news


Japan Statistics

Most Sumo Career Titles

1. Taiho (1960 -1971): 32
2. Chiyonofuji (1981 - 1990): 31
3. Asashoryu* (2001 - ): 25
4. Kitanoumi (1974 - 1984): 24
5. Takanohana (1992 - 2001): 22

*Still active

Source: Yomiuri Shinbun

Top aid donors to Haiti through January 21, by nation (percent of total):

1. USA (32.3%)
2. Private Donations (20.9%)
3. France (6.1%)
5. United Kingdom (5.1%)
9. Germany (2.2%)
15. Japan (1.1%)
17. China (0.9%)

Source: Asahi Shinbun

Registered Marriages per 1,000 people:

France: 7.75 (1970), 4.19 (2005)
Japan: 10 (1970), 5.8 (2008)
South Korea: 9.2 (1970), 7 (2007)
Taiwan: 9.3 (1975), 6.5 (2008)
Singapore: 9.8 (1980), 6.5 (2008)

Source: Asahi Shinbun

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