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Sunday, February 04, 2018

Japan News This Week 4 February 2018


Japan News This Week.

Eleven People Killed in Fire at Japanese Seniors Welfare Facility
New York Times

Japan's amazing snowmen will blow your mind

Drastic relaxation of restrictions proposed for indoor smoking sparks criticism
The Mainichi

Japan cryptocurrency exchange to refund stolen $400m

Japan, South Korea scramble fighters to intercept Chinese military planes
Asia Times

Nanjing 1937: The Film
Japan Focus

Last Week's Japan News on the JapanVisitor blog


At the end of October 2017, the number of foreign workers resident in Japan totaled 1,278,760.

This hit a record - the fifth straight year of record growth.

By nationality, Chinese represented the largest group at 372,263. Vietnamese came in second with 240,259. Rounding out the top five nations were the Philippines, Brazil, and Nepal.

Source: Japan News, January 28, 2018, page 3

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