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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Japan This Week 2/10/08


Japan News.China and Japan agree to work on poisoned dumplings issue.

People's Daily Online

Packaging the cause of poisoning?

Mainichi Shinbun

Sumo stable boss arrested over murder.


After medical mishap resulting in death, female physician and nurse get it on--and eventually begin servicing male patients.

Mainichi Shinbun

Japan's "research whaling" facing domestic problems: slow sales.


Australia releases Japanese whaling photos.


Japanese paper aeroplanes to fly in space.


"Japan passing" - Japan set for long, slow economic declne.

Washington Post

66-year-old to make come back at Beijing Olympics.


Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

Legal professionals per 1,000 people:

US: 327
Britain: 223
Germany: 204
France: 86
Japan: 21

Source: The Daily Yomiuri

Wind powered electricity (rank, as measured by 10,000 kilowatts):

Germany: 2,062 (1)
Spain: 1,162 (2)
US: 1,160 (3)
India: 627 (4)
Japan: 139 (13)

Source: Asahi Shinbun

Solar powered electricity (rank, as measured by 10,000 kilowatts):

Germany: 286 (1)
Japan: 171 (2)
US: 62 (3)
Spain: 12 (4)
Australia: 7 (5)

Source: Asahi Shinbun

Nuclear powered electricity (rank, as measured by 10,000 kilowatts):

US: 10,475 (1)
France: 6,602 (2)
Japan: 4,958 (3)
Russia: 2,319 (4)
Germany: 2,137 (5)

Source: Asahi Shinbun

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