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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Japan News This Week 12 June 2011

今週の日本

Japan News.Economy Sends Japanese to Fukushima for Jobs

New York Times

Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections: The Bullet Train

BBC

Japan Hid High Nuclear Radiation Levels

CNN

Fukushima nuclear plant may have suffered 'melt-through', Japan admits

Guardian

Novelist Murakami slams nuclear policy

Japan Times

Un ídolo flamenco en Japón

El Pais

日本公开中国舰艇穿越冲绳附近海域画面

Caijing

The Family, Koseki, and the Individual: Japanese and Korean Experiences

Japan Focus

Japan names 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup team: A fan’s reaction

Yahoo Sports

Japan's cat's ear headset that matches your mood

BBC

Last Week's News

Statistics

Debt as a percentage of GDP:

Japan: 204%
Italy: 133%
Greece: 113%
Ireland: 113%
USA: 99%
Portugal: 99%
France: 97%
United Kingdom: 89%
Germany: 81%

Source: Time

In a poll of residents of elderly residents of five countries, the percentage who replied yes to the question "the government should place greater emphasis on policies for the young":

Japan: 28%
Sweden: 24%
Germany: 17%
South Korea: 16%
USA: 8%

Source: Asahi Shinbun


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