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Sunday, May 03, 2015

Japan News This Week 3 May 2015

今週の日本

Japan News.
Effort by Japan to Stifle News Media Is Working
New York Times

Bad blood between Japan and Korea persists
BBC

Japan's PM apologises for US war dead – but fails to mention 'comfort women'
Guardian

Abe restates ‘deep remorse’ over wartime aggression
Japan Times

Cycling the Kyoto maze could get easier
Japan Times

The Abe Government and the 2014 Screening of Japanese Junior High School History Textbooks
Japan Focus

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Statistics

Foreign tourists spent 706.6 billion yen (roughly $700 million) in the first quarter of 2015. That is an increase of 64% on the same period from the previous year.

Chinese lead the way, spending on average 300,434 yen ($2,499)/person.

Source: Yomiuri Shinbun

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