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Sunday, May 01, 2016

Japan News This Week 1 May 2016

今週の日本

Japan News.
Mitsubishi Says It Cheated on Fuel Tests for 25 Years
New York Times

Hitomi: Japan to abandon costly satellite sent to study black holes
BBC

Bank of Japan shocks markets by voting against more stimulus
Guardian

Fukushima No. 1 plant’s ice wall won’t be watertight, says chief architect
Japan Times

'Killing the Practice of Whale Hunting is the same as Killing the Japanese People': Identity, National Pride, and Nationalism in Japan’s Resistance to International Pressure to Curb Whaling
Japan Focus

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Statistics

The number of employed people in Japan in March 2016 was 63.39 million, an increase of 200 thousand or 0.3% from the previous year.
The number of unemployed people in March 2016 was 2.16 million, a decrease of 120 thousand or 5.3% from the previous year. The unemployment rate in March 2016, seasonally adjusted, was 3.2%.

Source: Statistics Bureau Japan

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