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Sunday, April 06, 2014

Japan News This Week 6 April 2014

今週の日本

Japan News.
A Passion to Pitch: Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Epitomizes the Japanese Approach to Baseball New York Times

Japan was ordered to stop hunting whales in the Antarctic
Global Post

Japanese mafia launch website
BBC

'Comfort women' deserve a memorial: their ordeal must not be forgotten
Guardian

Fukushima-linked cancer surge unlikely: U.N.
Japan Times

Critical New Stage in Japan’s Textbook Controversy 歴史教科書の引き続く受難 Japan Focus

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Japan Ends Decades-Long Ban on Export of Weapons New York Times

Statistics

Victims of child porn in Japan hit a record in 2013.

According to the National Police Agency, victims of child porn came to 642, which was 22% higher than the highest previous record. Statistics have been kept since 2000.

Source:

Jiji Press

The number of crime syndicate members - made men in the Japanese yakuza - fell below 60,000 last year. That is the first time the number has fallen below that figure since 1958, when statistics first started being kept.

A record low 22,861 gangsters were charged by the police last year.

Source:

Jiji Press

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