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Sunday, September 08, 2013

Japan News This Week 8 September 2013


Tokyo wins vote to host 2020 Olympics

BBC News
Japan News.
Errors Cast Doubt on Japan’s Cleanup of Nuclear Accident Site

New York Times

Miyazaki vows he won’t be idle in retirement

The Japan Times

Olympics: Tokyo's safe pitch with one major flaw


Japan earmarks £300m+ for Fukushima cleanup

The Guardian

Kyoko Okutani helps women start businesses, skirting Japan's gender gap

Christian Science Monitor

Deference to a Revered Record in Japan Is Going, Going ...

New York Times

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The most popular areas to live in metropolitan Tokyo are:

1. Kichijoji
2. Jiyugaoka
3. Yokohama
4. Ebisu
5. Hiro

Source: Asahi Shinbun Globe

Percentage of female undergraduates at the following schools:

Harvard University: 49.1%
Williams College: 51.2%
Colgate University: 52.9%
West Point (US Military Academy): 17%
University of California, Berkeley: 52.8%
Cambridge University (United Kingdom): 46%
Grandes Ecoles (France): 29%
Kyoto University: 24.3%
Tokyo University: 18.8%

Source: Asahi Shinbun, Etc.

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