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Sunday, August 03, 2014

Japan News This Week 3 August 2014

今週の日本

Japan News.
A Troubled Outlook for China-Japan Ties
New York Times

Arrested Japanese artist: 'My vagina is not obscene'
Global Post

China detains five over stale meat scandal
BBC

Schoolgirl 'beheaded classmate because she wanted to dissect someone'
Guardian

Japan names five more islets for addition to Senkaku chain
Japan Times

The Consequences of Shaming Politics in East Asia
The Diplomat

The Japan-China Confrontation Over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands – Between “shelving” and “dispute escalation” 尖閣・釣魚諸島をめぐる日中対立 棚上げと激化のあいだとは Japan Focus

Theodore Van Kirk, 93, Enola Gay Navigator, Dies
New York Times

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Statistics

Annual Average Income at Private Companies in Japan:

Men: 5.02 million yen (roughly USD 50,000)
Women: 2.68 million (roughly USD 26,800)

Source: Asahi Shinbun

Japan's smoking rate fell below 20% in 2014. This is the first time to fall to that level. Statistics have been taken since 1965. The poll was conducted by Japan Tobacco Inc., of which the Japanese government is the largest shareholder (33% of stock is held by the government).

Source: Jiji

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