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Sunday, December 09, 2007

Japan This Week 12/9/07


Japan News. As a result of economic reforms, Japan's cities are booming while rural areas are dying.

New York Times

Government task force recommends earmarking 6.8 trillion yen (US$60 billion) to combat Japan's declining birth rate.

Japan Times

Democratic Party of Japan Head Ichiro Ozawa in Beijing to meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao.


Interview with the King of Pink: Director Koji Wakamatsu.

Midnight Eye

Compared to the English-speaking world, the Japanese have gone blog wild. They write Web logs at per capita rates that are off the global charts.

Washington Post

Junior high school students to learn about the AV industry.


Japan Statistics

Tokyo has an estimated 35,000 taxis operating from 333 taxi companies.

Source: Construction & Transport Ministry

Three prisoners on death row were executed on Friday and for the first time their names were released by the Justice Ministry. There are presently 104 individuals awaiting execution in Japan.

Source: Justice Ministry

There are more than 1500 Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut outlets in Japan.

Source: Associated Press

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