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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Japan News This Week 31 March 2013

今週の日本

Japan News. ‘In Japan, a Portrait of Mistrust’

New York Times

Japan cherry trees in early bloom in Tokyo

BBC

Fukushima town revealed in Google Street View two years after tsunami

Guardian

Fallen tycoon Horie freed from jail

Japan Times

A Lasting Legacy of the Fukushima Rescue Mission: Cat and Mouse with a Nuclear Ghost 福島救援活動の永続する遺産—核の幽霊といたちごっこ

Japan Focus

Where are all the shoppers? Curfew shows what base relocation could mean to Okinawa

Christian Science Monitor

Last Week's Japan News

Statistics

The number of foreign applicants who passed the recent annual nursing exam fell to 9.6%. In the previous year, it was a record high 11.3%.

Because of a shortage of nurses, Japan has recruited nurses from Indonesia and the Philippines.

The applicants have struggled with Japanese language so this year's test was lengthened to 100 minutes and included hiragana characters to all of the kanji to make reading easier.

Source: Jiji Press

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