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Sunday, November 09, 2014

Japan News This Week 9 November 2014


Japan News.
Boutique Brands in Japan Keep Independent Watchmaking Alive
New York Times

China and Japan smooth over East China Sea island row

Villa Kujoyama reopening cements France-Japan cultural collaboration

Japan denies report that abductee Yokota died of overdose in 1994
Japan Times

Siege of Port Arthur: Verdun in Manchuria
The Diplomat

Protest Art in 1950s Japan: The Forgotten Reportage Painters
Japan Focus

Bank of Japan ups stimulus to combat low inflation (+video)
Christian Science Monitor

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Research by the World Economic Forum (WEF) again placed Japan near the bottom of the gender equity rankings. 142 countries were ranked based on 10 criteria.

1 Iceland
2 Finland
3 Norway
4 Sweden
5 Denmark
6 Nicaragua
7 Rwanda
8 Ireland
9 Philippines
10 Belgium

20 USA

26 United Kingdom

87 China

104 Japan

117 South Korea

Japan climbed one spot from the previous year's rankings. However, the overall picture remains grim for Japanese women.

Source: World Economic Forum

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