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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Japan News This Week 14 August 2016

今週の日本

Japan News.

Mountain Day becomes Japan's newest public holiday
BBC

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

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
Reuters

Japan to ask S.Korea to remove girl statue
NHK

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

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Statistics

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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