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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Japan This Week 25 October 2009


Japan News.Beauty and the Bento Box

New York Times

Tokyo festival to screen Japanese dolphin slaughter film


Japan FM: U.S. base should stay on Okinawa

Washington Post

La emperatriz Michiko cumple 75 años

El Pais

2010 bill eyed to give foreigners local-level vote

Japan Times

Welcome to All Saints Church...on the 21st floor an Osaka hotel

Times Online

Le festin médiatique d'Haruki Murakami, par Philippe Pons

Le Monde

Gates presses Japanese on Okinawa


Rising Debt a Threat to Japanese Economy

New York Times

At Tokyo Auto Show, Hybrids and Electrics Dominate

New York Times

Ex-M’s catcher Johjima urged to return to Japan

Yahoo Sports

Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

CO2 Emissions in 2007, by country:

China: 21.2%
USA: 19.8%
EU: 13.5%
Russia: 5.6%
India: 4.5%
Japan: 4.2%

Source: IEA

2009 Press Freedom Index. The ranking is from most free to least free.

1 Denmark
- Finland
- Ireland
- Norway
- Sweden
6 Estonia
7 Netherlands
- Switzerland
9 Iceland
10 Lithuania

17 Japan

21 United Kingdom
22 USA

33 South Africa

93 Israel

150 Israel (extra-territorial)

168 China

Source: Reporters Without Borders

Among thirty-five major cities, Tokyo was ranked 4th in terms of "functionality."

1. New York
2. London
3. Paris
4. Tokyo
5. Singapore
6. Berlin
7. Vienna
8. Amsterdam
9. Zurich
10. Hong Kong

Source: Global Power City Index

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