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Sunday, April 06, 2014

Japan News This Week 6 April 2014


Japan News.
A Passion to Pitch: Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Epitomizes the Japanese Approach to Baseball New York Times

Japan was ordered to stop hunting whales in the Antarctic
Global Post

Japanese mafia launch website

'Comfort women' deserve a memorial: their ordeal must not be forgotten

Fukushima-linked cancer surge unlikely: U.N.
Japan Times

Critical New Stage in Japan’s Textbook Controversy 歴史教科書の引き続く受難 Japan Focus

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Japan Ends Decades-Long Ban on Export of Weapons New York Times


Victims of child porn in Japan hit a record in 2013.

According to the National Police Agency, victims of child porn came to 642, which was 22% higher than the highest previous record. Statistics have been kept since 2000.


Jiji Press

The number of crime syndicate members - made men in the Japanese yakuza - fell below 60,000 last year. That is the first time the number has fallen below that figure since 1958, when statistics first started being kept.

A record low 22,861 gangsters were charged by the police last year.


Jiji Press

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