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Sunday, June 08, 2008

Japan This Week: 08 June 2008


Japan News.Japanese naval destroyer to visit China.

NY Times

Salarymen beginning to blow whistle, expose corporate misdeeds.

NY Times

Man goes on rampage in Akihabara, kills at least seven.


NASA gets ready to install Kibo, a Japanese space lab.


Older women have more children, push up fertility rate.

Japan Times

Top court rules nationality law unconstitutional.

Daily Yomiuri

Rare species of jay, which lives only in remote islands in Kagoshima Prefecture, taken off endangered list.


Hidetoshi Nakata to return to the pitch in England's Premier League?

Yahoo! Sports

Recognition at last for Japan's Ainu.


Japan officials admit taxi gifts.


Super undies to help Japanese men's volleyball squad.


Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

Chinese are now the largest group of foreign residents in Japan. According to the Justice Ministry, there are 606,889 Chinese living in Japan. Most are students.

Koreans, most of whom are long-term residents of Japan, slipped to second place.

The total number of foreigners in Japan now totals 2,152,973,

Brazilians are the third largest group.

Source: Yomiuri Shinbun

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