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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Japan News This Week 10 January 2016

今週の日本

Japan News.
From Japan, With Style
New York Times

Japan tuna nets a high bid at new year Tokyo auction
BBC

Great white shark dies after three days in captivity in Japan
Guardian

Kensuke Miyazaki to become first ever Japanese MP to take paternity leave
(Editor's note: this article fails to note that Miyazaki's paternity leave is for just one month - what many in Japan have called a meaningless political stunt whose only purpose is to further his and his wife's political careers. Moreover, the article's claim that "Currently, women on average earn 70% of a man’s salary for the same work, placing it a lowly 104th out of 142 countries In the World Economic Forum’s 2014 global gender gap index" is true but oversimple. The global gender gap index is compiled using 14 main criteria, one of which is an estimated comparison of income.)
Guardian

Tokyo joins Washington in doubting Pyongyang H-bomb claim
Japan Times

War Crimes in Japan-Occupied Indonesia: Unraveling the Persecution of Achmad Mochtar 
Japan Focus

Tokyo police use flying net to capture illicit UAVs
Japan Focus

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Statistics

International ranking of countries in terms of corruptions, 2014. "The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be...This year's index includes 175 countries and territories."

1) Denmark
2) New Zealand
3) Finland
4) Sweden
5) Norway
5) Switzerland
7) Singapore
8) Netherlands
9) Luxembourg
10) Canada
11) Australia
12) Germany
12) Iceland
14) United Kingdom
15) Belgium
15) Japan
17) Barbados
17) Hong Kong
17) USA

43) South Korea

100) China

Source: Transparency International


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