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Sunday, February 05, 2017

Japan News This Week 5 February 2017

今週の日本

Japan News.
Jim Mattis Says U.S. Is ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’ With Japan
New York Times

Thai official resigns after stealing paintings in Japan
BBC

Islands on the frontline of a new global flashpoint: China v Japan
Guardian

Labor chief blasts 100-hour OT limit as impossibly high at work reform panel
Japan Times

“Japan is Great”
Japan Focus

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Statistics

Like all Japanese cities, Kyoto is plagued by huge numbers of abandoned houses. By ward, here are the percentage of residences that are empty - and in many cases dangerously dilapidated.

Higashiyama Ward: 22.5%
Minami Ward: 16.3%
Fushimi Ward: 14.8%
Kita Ward: 14.6%
Shimogyo Ward: 14.6%

Source: Asahi Shinbun, 1 February 2017, page 23.

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