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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Japan News This Week 23 November 2014


Japan News.
Okinawa Voters Replace Governor With Opponent of U.S. Base
New York Times

Japan PM Shinzo Abe dissolves parliament for election

Japanese police search home of woman held after deaths of six partners

Rich get richer, poor poorer under mixed results of Abenomics’
Japan Times

Agent Orange in Okinawa
The Diplomat

The Modern Girl as Militarist: Female Soldiers In and Beyond Japan’ Self-Defense Forces.
Japan Focus

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Tax revenues as a percentage of GDP.

Denmark 57.4%
Finland 57.1
Norway 55.7
France 52.9
Belgium 52.2
Sweden 50.9
Italy 47.8
Netherlands 47.4
Euro area 46.8
Germany 44.6
Portugal 44.4
Greece 44.4
Britain 41.2
Canada 38.3
Total O.E.C.D. 37.5
Spain 37.4
Ireland 36.1
Japan 34.0
Switzerland 33.8
United States 32.2

Effective tax rate on gross income of $100,000 in 2012.

Belgium 47%
Italy 45.2
Germany 43.8
Denmark 42.3
France 42
India 39.3
Brazil 38.5
Sweden 36.3
Spain 35.3
Britain 31.4
Japan 28.3
United States 26
China 24.7
Switzerland 17.7
Hong Kong 12.8

Source: New York Times

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