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Sunday, June 09, 2013

Japan News This Week 9 June 2013

今週の日本

Japan News. Leak Found in Steel Tank for Water at Fukushima

New York Times

French president Hollande confuses Japan and China

BBC

Outside the box: Sou Fujimoto's Serpentine pavilion - in pictures

Guardian

Don’t dump radioactive groundwater into sea, Fukushima fishermen tell Tepco

Japan Times

Life and Death Choices: Radiation, children, and Japan’s future 生死を分ける選択—放射線、子どもの健康、そして日本の未来

Japan Focus

Toyota recall includes 242,000 Prius, Lexus cars with braking problems

Christian Science Monitor

Last Week's Japan News

Statistics

In a recent poll of 2,664 people in eastern Japan to the question, "Do you like Kansai dialect," 68% answered yes.

When asked why, the tops answers were:

feeling of intimacy/familiarity, affectionate, interesting, vigorous, lively

The 32% who answered they did not like the Japanese spoken in Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, etc., answered:

noisy, brazen, pushy, overly familiar

Source: Asahi Shinbun

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