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Sunday, May 09, 2010

Japan This Week 9 May 2010


Japan News.Canada’s Doubts on Toyota

New York Times



Japan PM backtracks on Okinawa military base pledge


Una inmersión en el negocio de matar delfines

El Pais

Monju's restart hit by faulty gas detector

Japan Times

A Okinawa, les habitants profitent des bases militaires américaines tout en souhaitant leur départ

Le Monde

Japan drops bid to host 2018 World Cup to aim for 2022


As Kyoto Attractions, Wave Pools vs. Temples

New York Times

Veteran Ono makes case for World Cup team

Yahoo Sports

Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

The population of Japanese children decreased for the 29th year in a row. The number of children under the age of 15 declined by 190,000 last year, falling to 16.94 million as of April 1.

Source: Kyodo News

65% of Japanese men are in favor of making paternal leave obligatory.

Source: Asahi Shinbun

Membership in the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) fell below one million at the end of 2009. That is the first time since 1977 - the year records first started being kept - that it has dropped below a million.

Source: Yomiuri Shinbun

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