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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Japan This Week 28 February 2010

今週の日本

Japan News.Toyota Touted $100 Million Savings After Limiting Recall

New York Times

Toyota: Dems 'not industry friendly'

Politico

Japan fears US military row could escalate

Guardian

You say 'Toyota,' and I say 'Toyoda'

Washington Post

Una tragicomedia japonesa echa el cierre

El Pais

Shinjuku gay enclave in decline but not on the surface

Japan Times

Japan Transport Minister hints at cover-up at Toyota

Times Online

L'économie japonaise n'est pas aussi moribonde qu'on le dit

Le Monde

'My business with Japan is unfinished'

BBC

At Home, Toyota Finds Growing Disaffection Among Suppliers

New York Times

Japan Calls Hummer H3 Fuel-Efficient

New York Times

Yakisoba: Leeway Among the Noodles

New York Times

Korea’s Kim Yu-na dazzles in blue while Japan’s Miki Ando misses as Cleopatra

Yahoo Sports

Last week's Japan news


Japan Statistics

Devastation caused by US B-29 raids over Japan during World War Two:

65 burned out cities
581 destroyed factories
158 square miles of cities reduced to ash
310,000 civilian casualties
412,000 wounded
9 million rendered homeless

Source: The New Yorker

According to Robert McNamara, Army Air Force statistician during World War II and later Secretary of Defense, the above raids caused 900,000 deaths in Japanese cities.

Source: "The Fog of War," directed by Errol Morris

In 2009, for the first time more advertising yen was spent on the Internet than on newspaper ads in Japan. (Percent rise or fall compared to the previous year.)

Newspaper: 6.7 billion USD (-18.6%)

Internet: 7.07 billion USD (+1.2%)

Source: Asahi Shinbun

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