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Sunday, May 08, 2016

Japan News This Week 8 May 2016

今週の日本

Japan News.
Kaname Harada, Pearl Harbor Fighter Pilot and, Later, Remorseful Pacifist, Dies at 99
New York Times

Japan's 'Corpse Hotels'
BBC

Britain remaining in EU is 'better for the world', says Japanese prime minister
Guardian

Abe meets Putin to advance bilateral talks on isle row and peace treaty
Japan Times

Takata Airbag Recall Expands to 40 Million More Vehicles
NPR

The Japan Lobby and Public Diplomacy
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Statistics

The number of children in Japan has declined for thirty-five years in a row, and recent data paints a grim picture.

As of April 1 of this year, there were 16 million Japanese aged 15 or younger. That is a decline of 150,000 from the previous year.

Okinawa is the prefecture with the highest percentage of children: 17.4%. Akita has the lowest percentage: 10.6%. Tokyo was the second lowest at 11.3%.

Source: Asahi Shinbun

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