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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Japan News This Week 27 July 2014

今週の日本

Japan News.
Line, a Japanese Messaging Service, Teams With New York Venture Fund
New York Times

Although they live freely in Japan, these Koreans still support Kim Jong Un
Global Post

China detains five over stale meat scandal
BBC

Japanese officials order removal of war memorial for Korean labourers
Guardian

Japan assures South Korea it will uphold apology over wartime sex slavery
Japan Times

For Japan, What Comes After Collective Self-Defense?
The Diplomat

Social Protest in Imperial Japan: The Hibiya Riot of 1905 帝国日本における社会的抗議行動 1905年の日比谷焼打事件 Japan Focus

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Statistics

According to the Japan National Tourist Organization (JNTO), the number of foreign visitors to Japan in May 2014 was 1,097,000. That is a 25.3% over the same period in the previous year, the second largest in recorded history.

The total number of inbound travelers from January to May 2014 was 5,203,000 (+28.4%), a record setting pace. By destination, travelers from Taiwan recorded the highest growth in a single month basis (282,000 +44.1%). The total number of inbound travelers from Taiwan from January to May 2014 exceeded that of Korea.

Source: Japan Tourism Marketing

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