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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Japan This Week 11 April 2010

今週の日本

Japan News.Colonial-Era Dispute Agitates South Koreans

New York Times

日本外交蓝皮书重视日美同盟

Caijing

Tokyo kicks off carbon trading scheme

Guardian

Japanese students passing on US universities

Washington Post

Un hito del 'manga' español

El Pais

Court: disclose Okinawa papers

Japan Times

Japan's whale meat obsession

Global Post

Japon, une décennie de transition, par Niels Planel

Le Monde

China executes three more Japanese drug smugglers

BBC

Nikkei Restricts Links to Its New Web Site

New York Times

Japan's players booed after 3-0 loss

Yahoo Sports

Last week's Japan news


Japan Statistics

Verifiable executions, 2009:

China: Unknown (suspected to be in the thousands)
Iran: At least 389
Iraq: At least 120
Saudi Arabia: At least 69
USA: 52
Yemen: At least 30
Sudan: At least 9
Vietnam: At least 9
Syria: At least 8
Japan: 7

Source: Amnesty International

Cost of water per 100 gallons:

Tokyo: $0.74
Beijing: $0.20
Copenhagen: $3.43
Newcastle: $1.46
New York: $0.80
Rio de Janeiro: $0.34

Source: National Geographic

The most most important attributes in the opposite sex according to unmarried Japanese women and men in their 30s and 40s:

Women (when ranking traits in potential male partners):

1. Not in debt
2. Same values
3. Earnings potential
4. Healthy
5. Does not gamble

Men (when ranking traits in potential female partners):

1. Same values
2. Doesn't lie
3. Not in debt
4. Healthy
5. Kind

Source: Asahi Shinbun

Japan's rank in a World Economic Forum on the equality of sexes was recently lowered from 91 (our of 134) to 101.

Professor Yayoi Sugihashi, an expert on economic statistics at Kanazawa University, questioned the original ranking and submitted her own data. As a result, the ranking was revised.

Japan has the lowest ranking among developed countries.

Source: Yomiuri Shinbun


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