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Sunday, July 07, 2013

Japan News This Week 7 July 2013


Japan News. Fukushima Plant Operator Intends to Restart Reactors Elsewhere

New York Times

Hikikomori: The Truth About Mental Health


Japanese men's pocket money at 30-year low


Tepco chief gets cool reception in Niigata

Japan Times

Training Women for Disasters: Gender, Crisis Management (Kiki Kanri) and Post-3.11 Nationalism in Japan 防災に向けて女性を養成 3.11以降のジェンダー、危機管理、ナショナリズム - See more at: http://www.japanfocus.org/-Mire-Koikari/3962#sthash.5KY1kNWe.dpuf

Japan Focus

Could Japan's massive debt disrupt 'Abenomics' gains?

Christian Science Monitor

Last Week's Japan News


Of OECD countries, Japan once again is the low man on the totem pole of education spending. Japan spends the least as a percentage of GDP on education. A trip to any public school in Japan will make this clear. They are basically unheated low-end factories built for warehousing young people.

1) Denmark: 7.6%
2) Norway: 7.5%
3) Iceland: 7%
4) Belgium, Finland: 6.4%
6) Sweden: 6.3%
6) Ireland, New Zealand: 6%
9) Israel, Great Britain: 5.9%

20) Japan: 3.6%

Source: Asahi Shinbun

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