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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Japan News This Week 22 September 2013


Japan News.
Japan Celebrates New Home Run King

New York Times

Crimes linked to quasi-legal drugs triple in first half

The Japan Times

Caroline Kennedy looks set to take up Japan post


Future of Japan depends on stopping Fukushima leaks, PM tells workers

The Guardian

5.3 earthquake hits Fukushima, near nuclear plant (+video)

Christian Science Monitor

Hiroshi Yamauchi, Who Helped Drive Nintendo to Dominance, Dies at 85

New York Times

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Percentage of tenured foreign faculty at the following schools:

MIT: 14%
ETH Zurich: 60%
North Carolina State: 31%
Oxford University: 41%
Tokyo University: 6%*
Japanese National Universities (all): 3.2%

*Note: This may include non-full time staff.

Source: Asahi Shinbun, Etc.

Percentage of Support for Prime Minister Abe's Proposed Raise in the Consumption Tax According to polls conducted by the below newspapers:

Sankei Shinbun: 17%
Mainichi Shinbun: 21%
Kyodo: 22.5%

Source: Communist Party of Japan.

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