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Sunday, April 04, 2010

Japan This Week 4 April 2010

今週の日本

Japan News.Japanese Team Wins Pritzker Architecture Prize

New York Times

樱花与日本人

Caijing

How Japanese sushi offensive sank move to protect sharks and bluefin tuna

Guardian

Inédito japonés de Brecht

El Pais

Public school tuition waived

Japan Times

Cash-rich Chinese make a move for property bargains in Japan

Times Online

Voir Paris et défaillir, l'étrange mal japonais, par Frédéric Lemaître

Le Monde

Whaling words: Into the new

BBC

Hiromi: A Melodic (And Headbanging) Travelogue

NPR

Japan skaters Asada, Takahashi return home

Yahoo Sports

Last week's Japan news


Japan Statistics

Child abuse cases hit a new record in 2009. Child abuse cases soared by 15.6% over the previous year to 725.

This was in part due to greater reporting.

However, rights abuses overall - of which child abuse is one - declined 0.9% to 21,218.

Source: Ministry of Justice

Ten countries - eight from Africa - now have moved their diplomatic services from Tokyo to Beijing. For those needing diplomatic services related to Japan for the countries listed below, you will have to deal with an embassy in Beijing:

Burundi, Cyprus, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Malta, Niger, Republic of Congo, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Togo

Source: Kyodo News

Japan's consumer price index declined 1.2% in February, compared to the same month a year earlier.

Source: Yomiuri Shinbun

Average year-end bonuses at companies with at least five employees dropped by 9.3% from the previous year.

The average bonus totaled 380,258 yen (roughly $4,000). That is the first time since 1990 that the figure has dropped below 400,000.

Source: Yomiuri Shinbun


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