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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Japan News This Week 14 August 2016


Japan News.

Mountain Day becomes Japan's newest public holiday

Japan's Emperor Akihito fears age could impact ability to rule

Japan’s disaster-hit regions look to ‘Pokemon Go’ to draw tourists
Japan Times

Banned from working, asylum seekers are building Japan's roads and sewers

Japan to ask S.Korea to remove girl statue

Magnet without Chinese rare earths a boon for automakers
The Asahi Shimbun

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From this year, Japan now has 16 public holidays per year with the addition of the August 11th "Mountain Day." Thailand, Turkey and Pakistan also have 16 public holidays per year. China and Hong Kong have 17, Colombia and Philippines 18, and the top country is India, with 21.

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