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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Japan This Week 29 November 2009


Japan News.Dollar Hits a 14-Year Low Versus the Yen

New York Times

Tokyo is the new Paris, say Michelin


Deflation, surging yen threaten Japan's recovery

Washington Post

Twitter, de pago en Japón

El Pais

Tokyo warns of double-dip recession

Times Online

In Japan, 'Herbivore' Boys Subvert Ideas Of Manhood


Prosecutors to quiz Hatoyama's mom on funds

Japan Times

A Imizu, au Japon, la difficile intégration de la communauté pakistanaise

Le Monde

Scant welcome for refugees in Japan


Tax Burdens, Around the World

New York Times

Daisuke Naito to defend WBC flyweight title against bad boy Kameda

Yahoo Sports

Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

Computing Speed of Major Supercomputers

Name of Machine (Maker name, lab, country): speed - trillion calculations/second
1. Jaguar (Cray, Oakridge National Laboratory, USA): 1,759 (speed)
2. Roadrunner (IBM, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA): 1,042
3. Kraken (Cray, University of Tennessee, USA): 832
4. Eugene (IBM, Juelich Research Center, Germany): 826
5. China Milky Way (National University of Defense Technology, China): 563

31. Earth Simulator Center (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Techonology): 122

Source: Yomiuri Shinbun

Accident & Fatality Rate/100,000 flights by airline (year founded):

Delta (1929): 1.17
United (1926): 0.31
Cuban Airlines (1929): 18.53
British Airways (1919): 0.17
Air France (1933): 0.72
KLM (1919): 0.81
ANA (1952): 0.22
JAL (1951): 1.36
Korean Airways (1948): 2.58
Singapore Airlines (1947): 1.50
China Airways (1959): 7.16

Source: Asahi Yomiuri

Gender Empowerment Measure, ranking by country

The ranking is based on data from 109 countries. The data includes the number of members of parliament, female executives, women in technical fields, male-female pay differential, etc.
1. Sweden
2. Norway
3. Finland
4. Denmark
5. Holland
6. Belgium
7. Australia
8. Iceland
9. Germany

54. Honduras
55. Venezuela
56. Kyrgyzstan
57. Japan
58. Surinam

Source: Asahi Yomiuri (citing the United Nations)

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