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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Japan This Week: 25/05/08


Japan News.Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto.

NY Times

Japan reviving coal mining in wake of rise in oil prices.

NY Times

Japan ends forty-year ban on militarization of space.


Bulgarian becomes first European to win sumo tournament.

Japan Times

G8 environment meeting begins in Kobe.

Daily Yomiuri

Food checks shoddy.


Japanese women spikers qualify for Beijing.

Yahoo! Sports

Group of four arrested for filming a porn film in a McDonalds.


Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

Suntory Hibiki was voted the world's best blended whisky for the second year in a row. Nikka's Yoichi 20 Years Old won the best single malt title for the first time.

Source: Japan Times

27.46 million people in Japan are aged 65 or older making up 21.5% of the population. Nearly 10% of Japanese are 75 or older.

Source: National Institute of Population and Social Security Research

48% of 90 categories of shore fish stocks have declined in fiscal 2007. Japan's seafood self-sufficiency rate was 59% in 2006, down from 113% in 1964.

Source: Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries Ministry

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