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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Japan News This Week 23 February 2014

今週の日本

Japan News.
A Debate in New York Over the Name of a Sea Between Japan and the Koreas New York Times

This Tokyo speed sketcher is taking Instagram to the next level
Global Post

Anne Frank's Diary vandalised in Japan libraries
BBC

A More-Muscular Japan, Personified
Wall Street Journal

With friends likes these … Shinzo Abe's tactless colleagues cause consternation
Guardian

Wartime labor case brews in South Korea
Japan Times

Mobilizing Nuclear Bias: The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and the Politics of Uncertainty Japan Focus

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Statistics

Fruit and vegetable consumption by country (grams/day/person) in 2009.

1. Italy: 426 (fruit), 430 (vegetables): 856 total
2. Canada: 366 (fruit), 309 (vegetables): 675 total
3. USA: 303 (fruit), 337 (vegetables): 640 total
4. United Kingdom: 343 (fruit), 245 (vegetables): 588 total
5. France: 314 (fruit), 255 (vegetables): 569 total
6. Russia: 171 (fruit), 340 (vegetables): 511 total
7. Germany: 228 (fruit), 254 (vegetables): 482 total
8. Thailand: 293 (fruit), 129 (vegetables): 422 total
9. Japan: 144 (fruit), 278 (vegetables): 422 total

Cost of 1 kg of apples, oranges in US dollars:

1. Japan: 4.22 (apples), 3.66 (oranges)
2. Italy: 3.24 (apples), 3.28 (oranges)
3. USA: 3.12 (apples), 3.15 (oranges)
4. United Kingdom: 2.74 (apples), 2.98 (oranges)

Source: Asahi Shinbun

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