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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Japan News 11/11/07


Japan News. Japan's police see no evil in death of young sumo trainee.

LA Times

New rules requiring fingerprints and digital photos of visitors are revealing about attitudes toward foreigners.

LA Times

Dutch lower house OKs resolution on "comfort women".

Japan Times

Defence Ministry scandal involving ex-Vice Defense Minister Takemasa Moriya widens.

Daily Yomiuri

Japan's Future as an International, Multicultural Society: From Migrants to Immigrants, by Arudou Debito.

Japan Focus

Chunichi Dragons win Asian Baseball Series.

Kyodo News

Soapland for women fails to make a splash.


Japan Statistics

The US dollar was at its lowest level against the Yen at one point on Friday since May 2006. In Tokyo the dollar closed at 112.65-68 Yen

Source: Nikkei

New HIV infections hit a high of 274 for the July-September quarter. 64% were infected by male-to-male sexual contact, 17% were infected by male-to-female sexual contact

Source: Health, Labor & Welfare Ministry

The social networking site Mixi had 11.1 million registered users in July 2007.

Source: Daily Yomiuri

The 59th Annual Exhibition of Shoso-in National Treasures in Nara has passed the 200,000 visitor mark. In 2006, 283,515 people visited the exhibition.

Source: Daily Yomiuri

Japan has offered China 3,316 trillion Yen in loans since 1979.

Source: Japan Foreign Ministry

From June to August 2007 the Tokyo Fire Department received 173,275 emergency calls for an ambulance.

Source: Tokyo Fire Department

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