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Sunday, March 09, 2014

Japan News This Week 9 March 2014

今週の日本

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Global Post

Japanese composer apologises for pretending to be deaf
BBC

Membership of Japan's yakuza crime gangs falls to all-time low
Guardian

Japanese historians slam sex-slave apology review
Japan Times

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Statistics

Okinawa, which comprises just 0.6% of the landmass of Japan, plays host to 74% of American bases and facilities in the land of the rising sun.

Between 1972 - 2011, the following incidents in Okinawa occurred.

Accidents involving US Military aircraft: 522 (17 per year or 1.5 a month)

Crime involving US military personnel or dependents: 5,654 (188 per year or 15.6 a month)

Murder, burglary, and brutal crimes: 734 (2 a month)

Note: these are the crimes that were officially recorded.

Source:

Asahi Shinbun newspaper

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