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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Japan This Week: 30 November 2008


Japan News.Tokyo Killings May Be Tied to Scandal on Pensions

New York Times

Japan workers told to go home and procreate


Nine Japanese able to flee besieged hotels

Japan Times

Japan's Factory Output Plunges, Industrial Outlook Turns Grim

Washington Post

30,000 nonregular workers to lose jobs by March

The Daily Yomiuri

Robots make acting debut


Tokyo's demolition drama


Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso condemns 'hobbling malingerers'

Times on Line

Nationality law revision set to pass


Japan’s Asada takes lead after short program

Yahoo! Sports

Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

Average monthly hours worked by regular employees in Japan.

2001: 154.0
2002: 153.1
2003: 153.8
2004: 153.3
2005: 152.4
2006: 153.5
2007: 154.2

Source: Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

1,400,000 Japanese traveled abroad in September, 2008, a 9.7% decline compared to the same period in 2007.

Source: Japan Tourism Marketing Agency

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