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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Japan This Week: 29 March 2009


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Japan Statistics

33% of married women in Japan report having been abused by their husbands, according to a Cabinet survey. That figure is nearly identical to the number of a similar survey in 2005.

Of the 33%, some 13.3% said they "feared for their lives."

Source: Kyodo News

81.7% of Japanese 18 - 24 years are proud of their nationality, according to a government survey. That is a 9.1% increase from six years earlier.

Japan came in third most proud, with Americans the most proud of their nation.

USA: 91.2%
UK: 84.1%
South Korea: 78%
France: 77.1%

Source: Kyodo News

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