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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Japan This Week 10/21/07


Japanese go to amazing lengths to avoid being victims of crime.

NY Times

Japanese staple rice under threat from desire for bread among the younger generation.

Washington Post

Chunichi Dragons defeat the Tokyo Giants and will meet the Nippon Ham Fighters in the Japan Series to decide Japan's top baseball team.

Japan Times

Japan slashes aid to Burma after a Japanese journalist was shot dead there during recent unrest.

Japan Times

Japanese have boring sex, infrequently, with many different partners.


NTT to trial aroma ads.

Yahoo News

British man arrested on suspicion of killing Japanese girlfriend.

Japan Today

Last Week's Japan News

Japan Statistics

The numer of Japanese households receiving public benefit has hit 1.07 million in 2006 nearly double the figure 10 years previously.

Source: Yomiuri Shimbun

At close of business on Friday 19 October the Japanese Yen stood at 114.80 to the US dollar.

Source: Nihon Keizai Shimbun

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