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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Japan News This Week 22 December 2013


Japan News.
Amid Chinese Rivalry, Japan Seeks More Muscle New York Times

Japan boosts military spending amid growing tensions with China
Global Post

China denounces Japanese military strategy

Shinzo Abe: is Japan's PM a dangerous militarist or modernising reformer?

Japan achieves 10 million tourist target for 2013
Japan Times

Back to the Future: Shinto, Ise and Japan’s New Moral Education Japan Focus

Last Week's Japan News on the JapanVisitor blog


2013 press freedom rankings, by country:

1 Norway Sweden
3 Belgium Finland Netherlands
6 Denmark Luxembourg Switzerland
9 Andorra
10 Iceland Liechtenstein
12 St. Lucia
13 Estonia Ireland Monaco New Zealand Palau San Marino
19 Germany Marshall Islands Portugal St. Vincent and Grenadines
23 Barbados Costa Rica Jamaica United States of America
27 Bahamas Czech Republic
29 Canada St. Kitts and Nevis
31 Australia Austria Micronesia United Kingdom 
35 Belize France
40 Dominica Japan Lithuania Slovenia Suriname
64 Chile Israel Namibia South Korea (Partly Free)
71 Hong Kong (Partly Free)
179 China, Congo, Gambia (Not Free)


Source: Freedom House
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