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Sunday, July 03, 2011

Japan News This Week 3 July 2011

今週の日本

Japan News.Tepco Quells Push by Shareholders to End Nuclear Program

New York Times

Shortages force Japan to impose new energy restrictions

BBC

Fukushima children test positive for internal radiation exposure

Guardian

Rock and pop: The A, B, C's of J-music

Japan Times

Londres ratifica su futuro nuclear pese a Fukushima

El Pais

日本7月1日起受理中国游客多次往返签证

Caijing

How Japan’s Low Carbon Society and Nuclear Power Generation Came Hand in Hand

Japan Focus

Japan routs Mexico 4-0

Yahoo Sports

Last Week's News

Statistics

Executions by country in 2010:

China: 6000+
Iran: 252
North Korea: 60
Yemen: 53
USA: 46

Japan: 2

Source: Amnesty International

More than 30% of Japanese households consist of one person. The total came to 31.2% as of last October. That marks a new high.

Source: Kyodo News

The average monthly allowance given to husbands in Japan is at its lowest in three decades. Japan's overworked salarymen are getting on average just 36,500 yen/month to spend on lunch, their hobbies, etc. This is the lowest level since 1982.

Note: in Japan it is customary for the wife to have control over household finances.

Source: Kyodo News

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