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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Japan News This Week 17 November 2013

今週の日本

Japan News.
Removing Fuel Rods Poses New Risks at Crippled Nuclear Plant in Japan
New York Times

Caroline Kennedy sworn in as ambassador to Japan (VIDEO)
Global Post

'A robot is my friend': Can machines care for elderly?
BBC

Fukushima residents may never go home, say Japanese officials
Guardian

New emissions goal derided as ‘bad joke’ at U.N. climate summit
Japan Times

Environmental Report: In Japan, Captive Breeding May Help Save the Endangered Wild Eel ...But Can the Seas Be Saved?
Japan Focus


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Statistics

Global Slavery Index Ranking, by country (number of people enslaved)

1 Mauritania (140,000 - 160,000)
2 Haiti (200,000 - 220,000)
3 Pakistan (2,000,000 - 2,200,000)
4 India (13,300,000 - 14,700,000)
24 Thailand (450,000 - 500,000)
84 China (2,800,000 - 3,100,000)
94 Brazil (200,000-220,000)
130 Japan (76,000 - 84,000)
134 USA (57,000-63,000)
139 France (8,000 - 9,000)
142 Singapore (1,100 - 1,200)
160 UK (4200-4600)

Source: Global Slavery Index

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