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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Japan News This Week 27 December 2015

今週の日本

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Japan Earmarks Billions to Help Prod Its Companies
New York Times

Japan court rules to restart Takahama nuclear reactors
BBC

Japan signs off biggest ever defence budget as Senkaku tensions rise
Guardian

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Comparison of Japan National Stadium Plans.

The first plan, designed by Zaha Hadid, was selected but then scrapped over ballooning costs. Plan A, which was chosen this week, will be used for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Plan A (chosen): Cost: 149 billion yen (US$102 million); Seats: 60,000; Height: 49.2 meters; architect: Kengo Kuma

Plan B (chosen): Cost: 149.7 billion yen (US$102 million); Seats: 61,900; Height: 54.3 meters; architect: Toyo Ito

Former Plan (scrapped): Cost: 250 billion yen (US$207 million); Seats: 70,000; Height: 70 meters; architect: Zaha Hadid

Source: Yomiuri Shinbun


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