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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Japan News This Week 24 May 2015

今週の日本

Japan News.
The Threat to Press Freedom in Japan
New York Times

Japan aquariums to stop buying Taiji dolphins
BBC

Japan security council approves bid to build Australian submarines
Guardian

Tokyo museum to exhibit sex art, breaking ‘shunga’ taboo
Japan Times

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Deeply Flawed Partnership
Japan Focus

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Statistics

"Income inequality in Japan is above the OECD average and increased since the mid-1980s, as in the majority of OECD countries. In 2009, the average income of the top 10% of Japanese was 10.7 times that of the bottom 10%, up from a ratio of 8 to 1 in the mid-1990s and 7 to 1 in the mid-1980s. This compares to an OECD average of 9.6 to 1 in 2013."

Source: OECD

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