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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Japan News This Week 17 January 2016


Japan News.
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Japan ‘sponsorship money’ to IAAF may have swayed 2020 Games bid decision: report
Japan Times

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Japan Focus

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Kyoto is among many things a college town. At its 26 colleges and universities, there are 143,172 students, or roughly 10% of the population of the city. That is the highest number of students of any Japanese city.

The number two city is Nagoya, which has 96,108 students.

Bronze medal goes to Yokohama with 82,517. Both of those cities are larger than Kyoto in terms of population.

Source: Asahi Shinbun

Criminal offenses in Japan continue to plummet. The total of such offenses in 2015 was 1,099,048, which was a 9.3% decrease from the previous year. It is also the lowest total since the of World War II.

The crime occurrence rate - number of reported crimes per 1,000 people - fell to a record low of 8.65. In 2002, it was 22.39.

Source: Jiji Press

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