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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Japan This Week 22 August 2010

今週の日本

Japan News.Japan’s Cabinet Shuns Shrine on Anniversary of War’s End

New York Times

“辩论会”对日本外交官的影响

Caijing

China's rich tourists bring a shopping revolution to Japan

Guardian

The unmaking of the atomic bomb

Washington Post

Demasiados centenarios para no ser un fraude

El Pais

Nobel laureates invite Obama to Hiroshima

Japan Times

Move over Japan - make way for China

BBC

Deuxième puissance économique mondiale, le Japon devance toujours la Chine

Le Monde

Miyazato has 1-stroke lead in Safeway Classic

Yahoo Sports

Japan and the Ancient Art of Shrugging

New York Times

Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

The market for foreign language education shrank by 5.8% to 502 billion yen (586 million USD) in 2009.

One result was that Geos, one of the largest language schools in Japan, filed for bankruptcy.

Source: Yomiuri Shinbun

4.3 billion yen (50 million USD) is still left in some 19 million postal savings accounts opened in former Japanese colonies, such as South Korea and Taiwan.

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