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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Japan News This Week 30 November 2014

今週の日本

Japan News.
Japanese Unearth Remains, and Their Nation’s Past, on Guadalcanal
New York Times

Japan paper Yomiuri Shimbun retracts 'sex slaves' references
BBC

Japan to investigate e-cigarette safety after formaldehyde findings
Guardian

Abe Cabinet disapproval rating tops support for first time: poll
Japan Times

Troubled Skies Above the East China Sea
The Diplomat

Japan’s Radical Energy Technocrats: Structural Reform Through Smart Communities, the Feed-in Tariff and Japanese-Style “Stadtwerke”
Japan Focus


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Statistics

Tax revenues as a percentage of GDP.

Denmark 57.4%
Finland 57.1
Norway 55.7
France 52.9
Belgium 52.2
Sweden 50.9
Italy 47.8
Netherlands 47.4
Euro area 46.8
Germany 44.6
Portugal 44.4
Greece 44.4
Britain 41.2
Canada 38.3
Total O.E.C.D. 37.5
Spain 37.4
Ireland 36.1
Japan 34.0
Switzerland 33.8
United States 32.2

Effective tax rate on gross income of $100,000 in 2012.

Belgium 47%
Italy 45.2
Germany 43.8
Denmark 42.3
France 42
India 39.3
Brazil 38.5
Sweden 36.3
Spain 35.3
Britain 31.4
Japan 28.3
United States 26
China 24.7
Switzerland 17.7
Hong Kong 12.8

Source: New York Times

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