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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Japan This Week: 25 January 2009


Japan News.
Tourists allowed back to Tsukiji Fish Market

Japan Times

Grandson of Toyota Founder Will Lead

New York Times

Seoul lures tourists with cheaper won

Korea Herald

Japanese gangsters claim welfare benefits


Japan Works Hard to Help Immigrants Find Jobs

Washington Post

Out of the ordinary: How hard can it be to make sushi?

Times on Line

H-2A rocket sends 1st probe aloft to monitor gas emissions


Okinawa’s Turbulent 400 Years

Japan Focus

Japanese firms unveil 'robocop'


Japan's output drops in November


Golf-Japan’s Ishikawa stunned at U.S. Masters invite

Yahoo Sports

Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

Japan Population Estimates by Age and Sex, January 2009

0-14 years old: 13.4%
15-64 years old: 64.3%
65 and over: 22.2%
75 and over: 10.4%

Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

The metropolitan Tokyo subway system is at significant risk of flooding in the event of heavy rains, according to a government panel.

Almost 70 percent of the tracks on Tokyo's extensive subway system could flood if rains cause riverbanks to burst. Moreover, 97 subway stations on 17 lines could flood.

550 cm of rain - once thought to occur once every 200 years - falling over the course of three days would cause banks on the Arakawa River to break. Because of climate change, however, that type of rainfall is now predicted to happen much more frequently.

Source: Kyodo News

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