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In a recent BBC/Yomiuri poll, people in 33 countries were asked whether they considered the influence negative or positive of 16 countries and the EU. Germany was the most positively viewed country. Japan was second (53% positive, 21% negative).
Iran was the least favorably viewed (56% negative).
Uniqlo has set a record. The Japanese retailer has agreed to pay over $300 million USD over 15 years. The deal was announced by Cushman Wakefield and landlord Crown Acquisitions.
Convenience store sales fell 4.9% in March, when compared to figures from March 2009.
Source: Kyodo News
Rate of Poverty, USA: 17.1%
Rate of Poverty, Japan: 15.7%
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Sunday, April 25, 2010
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