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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Japan News This Week 27 September 2015

今週の日本

Japan News.
When Radiation Isn’t the Real Risk
New York Times

San Francisco Supervisors to Vote on Comfort Women Memorial
KQED

Is Japan abandoning its pacifism?
BBC

Japan Dumbs Down Its Universities
BloombergView

Abenomics 2.0 – PM updates plan to refresh Japanese economy
Guardian

Tepco rejected requests for anti-tsunami steps before 2011 nuclear crisis
Japan Times

Japanese University Humanities and Social Sciences Programs Under Attack
Japan Focus

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Statistics

The population time bomb that is Japan continues to explode. The number of people aged 80 or older topped 10 million for the first time, according to a recent government estimate.

The number jumped 380,000 from the same period in 2015. The total is now 10.02 million people, or 7.9% of the total population of Japan.

The number of people 65 or older is now 33.84 million, which is 26.7% of the country.

Source: Jiji Press

The number of refugees granted asylum in Japan in 2014: 11

Source: Yomiuri Shimbun

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