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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Japan This Week: 11 January 2009


Japan News.Toyota to Shut Factories for 11 Days

New York Times

In N.Y., a Yen for Japanese Shops

Washington Post

'Workshy' accusation sparks political storm in Japan


25% of Japan's firms either axed jobs or plan to: survey

Japan Times

Man 'helped illegal immigrants rent housing'

Daily Yomiuri

Kawasaki pulls team out of MotoGP


Plen the world champion robot fails to survive credit crunch’s terminal tackle

Times on Line

Japan's Uehara agrees to deal with Orioles: report

Yahoo! Sports

Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

Per capita rate of cancer fatalities, highest (by prefecture per 1,000)

Aomori: 103.7
Saga: 100.6
Wakayama: 97.4
Osaka: 97.3
Tottori: 96.2

Per capita rate of cancer fatalities, lowest (by prefecture per 1,000)

Nagano: 72.7
Oita: 78.5
Okayama: 78.6
Kumamoto: 79
Okinawa: 79

Source: Asahi Shinbun

99 million people visited temples and shrines in the first three days of 2009. That is up 1.21 million from the previous year.

Source: Yomiuri Shinbun

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