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Sunday, August 07, 2016

Japan News This Week 7 August 2016

今週の日本

Japan News.
Bank of Japan resists strong medicine for stimulus
New York Times

Tokyo elects Yuriko Koike as first female governor
BBC

False smartphone alert of huge earthquake triggers panic in Japan
Guardian

Plan for new Korean school in Tokyo threatened by Koike election
Japan Times

Facing extinction: Can the Pacific bluefin tuna be saved?
Japan Focus

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Statistics

Average life span in 2015 (top five for women and men):

Women

1. Hong Kong 87.32 years
2. Japan 87.05
3. Spain 85.58
4. South Korea 85.5
5. Switzerland 85.2

Men

1. Hong Kong 81.24 years
2. Iceland 81
2. Switzerland 81
4. Japan 80.79
5. Singapore 80.4
 
Source:Asahi Shinbun

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