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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Japan This Week 10/14/07


Man starves to death after being denied welfare benefits.

NY Times

Architect Kisho Kurokawa dies suddenly.

Japan Times

Man arrested after killing woman--who paid him to do so.


The adventures of Japanese bus guides.


Would-be Prime Minister Taro Aso and the murky history of the Aso family business in WWII.

Japan Focus

Last Week's Japan News

Japan Statistics

92% of Japanese think newspapers are a "vital source of information."

Source: Yomiuri Shimbun

2,000 inmates moved into eastern Japan's first privately run prison on Saturday. The facility, which is located in Tochigi Prefecture, will introduce "brain-training drills" for elderly prisoners, and flower-arranging classes for mentally disturbed inmates. General inmates will receive vocational training.

Source: Yomiuri Shimbun

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