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Sunday, April 01, 2007

Japan This Week 4/01/07


TV head resigns over scandal because of falsified data on variety show.

The Daily Yomiuri

Veteran porn manga author says brains better than boobs.


Ministry of Education approves new text books, plays down Rape of Nanking—again.

China Daily

Japanese cell phones read bar codes: real estate billboards for prices, McDonald’s wrappers for nutrition information, insurance quotes from magazines--and can even be used to buy plane tickets.

New York Times

April Fool's Day Department?

Beloved statue of Hachiko stolen? [Note: this has not been confirmed by any news source, in either Japanese or English, other than the Japan Times.]

Japan Times

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