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Per capita GDP in 2010 in Japan was $42,983. That was 14th of the developed countries in the world.
It rose from the previous year, when it was 16th. That was primarily due to the strength of the yen.
Luxembourg was top of the 34 OECD countries at $105,313.
The US was eighth at $46,588.
China's per capita GDP was $4,430. Note: China is not a member of the OECD.
Source: Kyodo News
In CD singles sales in 2011, J-Pop group AKB48 claimed 1st through 5th place on the Oricon chart. "Flying Get" was the top single and sold 1.59 copies.
The top album was "Beautiful World" by Arashi. It sold 908,000 copies.
Source: Daily Yomiuri
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