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Sunday, February 09, 2014

Japan News This Week 9 February 2014

今週の日本

Japan News.
2 Former Premiers Try to Use Tokyo Election to Rally Public Against Nuclear Power New York Times

China tests the waters with coastguard ships near Japan-controlled islands
Global Post

Japan snowfall disrupts air, rail and road transport
BBC

Tokyo women call for 'sex strike' over sexist gubernatorial candidate
Guardian

U.S. vows to defend Japan if conflict erupts in East China Sea
Japan Times

Are You Coming to the Matsuri?: Tsunami Recovery and Folk Performance Culture on Iwate’s Rikuchū Coast Japan Focus

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Statistics

2013 rankings, by country, of press freedom:

1 Finland
2 Netherlands
3 Norway
4 Luxembourg
5 Andorra
6 Denmark
7 Liechtenstein
8 New Zealand
9 Iceland
10 Sweden
11 Estonia
12 Austria
13 Jamaica
14 Switzerland
15 Ireland
16 Czech Republic
17 Germany
18 Costa Rica
19 Namibia
20 Canada
21 Belgium
22 Poland
23 Slovakia
24 Cyprus
25 Cape Verde
26 Australia
27 Uruguay
28 Portugal
29 United Kingdom
30 Ghana

50 South Korea

53 Japan

173 China

179 (lowest) Eritrea

Source:

Reporters Without Borders

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