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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Japan News This Week 20 December 2015

今週の日本

Japan News.
Disputing Korean Narrative on ‘Comfort Women,’ a Professor Draws Fierce Backlash
New York Times

Japan surname row: What do other countries do?
BBC

Japan executes first man convicted by citizen judges
Guardian

Cost to host 2020 Olympic Games surges sixfold to ¥1.8 trillion
Japan Times

Nippon Kaigi and the Radical Conservative Project to Take Back Japan
Japan Focus

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Statistics

Per capita energy consumption by country 1990 - 2015 (tons of oil equivalent). Total energy consumption for each country measured in tons of oil equivalent per head:

1) Canada: 7.6
2) USA: 7.3
3) Saudi Arabia: 6.6
4) Finland: 6.0
5) Australia: 5.9
6) Norway: 5.4
7) Belgium: 5.3
8) Sweden: 5.0
10) Kazakhstan: 4.9
10) South Korea: 4.9

18) Japan: 3.7

Source: Energy Realities

There are now 2.17 million foreigners residing in Japan. The new record high was tallied in June of this year. The number was boosted by large increases in the number of Vietnamese and Nepali nationals.

1) China: 656,403 (+0.58%)
2) Korea: 497,707 (-6.7%)
3) Philippines: 224,048 (+10.4%)
4) Brazil: 173,038 (-9.2%)
5) Vietnam: 124,820 (+138.4%)
6) USA: 51,523 (+6.5%)
7) Nepal: 48,403 (+101.1%)
8) Peru: 47,800 (-3.0%)

Source: Yomiuri Shinbun


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