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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Japan This Week: 5 October 2008


Japan News.Fire at Video Store Kills 15 in Japan.

NY Times

MUFG, Morgan Stanley eye merger of securities arms.


Sadako Ogata, 81, Japan's outspoken force for the world's poor.

Washington Post

Dolphins on a diet


Asa testifies, denies match-fixing claims.

Japan Times

Japan to bid for 2015 (Rugby) World Cup


Del Potro ousts Ferrer at Japan Open.

Yahoo! Sports

Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

Every day in Japan about 60,900 people spend the night in an Internet cafe or a manga cafe.

Source: Health, Labor, and Welfare Ministry

Nobel Prize Winners by Country (top 10):

USA: 224
UK: 75
Germany: 67
France: 27
Sweden: 16
Switzerland: 15
Former Soviet Union: 13
Holland: 13
Japan: 9
Denmark: 9

Source: Asahi Shinbun

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