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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Japan This Week 11/4/07


Japan News. Japan's opposition Democratic Party rejects "grand coalition" with LDP.

Japan Times

Japan's prisons are turning gray.

New York Times

Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay, dies at 92.


Former Nova president Sahashi used company as personal bank account.

Daily Yomiuri

Japan as a Nuclear State, by Gavan McCormack.

Japan Focus

Chunichi Dragons win Japan Series for first time in 53 years with perfect game.

Japan Times

The Sleeping Dragon (i.e., China) is awake and aroused.


Japan Statistics

There were 1,319 garbage incinerators nationwide in 2005.

Source: Environment Ministry

42,000 people would be killed if an earthquake of magnitude 7.6 on the Richter Scale were to strike the Osaka area of western Japan.

Source: Central Disaster Prevention Council

An estimated 400,000 porpoises have been killed off the coast of Taiji over the last two decades.

Source: Japan Times

Toyota Corp. sold 7.05 million vehicles from January to September 2007.

Source: Toyota Corp

There are over 100 schools for foreign children in Japan, 94 of them for Brazilians.

Source: Kyodo News

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