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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Japan News This Week 20 April 2014

今週の日本

Japan News.
What Germany Can Teach Japan New York Times

How Japan is once again angering environmentalists with its whale hunting program
Global Post

Japan to launch reduced Pacific whale hunt next week
BBC

Japan's consumer inflation set to reach five-year high
Guardian

Murakami’s new book hits shelves amid fan frenzy; more ordered
Japan Times

Japan in the public culture of South Korea, 1945–2000s:The making and remaking of colonial sites and memories Japan Focus


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Ranking of country by the Social Progress Index according to different social and civil indices:

1. New Zealand
2. Switzerland
3. Iceland
4. Netherlands
5. Norway
6. Sweden
7. Canada
8. Finland
9. Denmark
10. Australia
11. Austria
12. Germany
13. United Kingdom
14. Japan
15. Ireland
16. United States

28. South Korea

90. China

Source:

Social Progress Index

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Japan News This Week 24 November 2013

今週の日本

Japan News.
Dispute Jeopardizes New Posting System for Japanese Players
New York Times

Japanese emperor will break burial tradition by being cremated
Global Post

China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea
BBC

Fukushima nuclear disaster is warning to the world, says power company boss
Guardian

Secrecy bill dodges public debate
Japan Times

Revisioning a Japanese Spiritual Recovery through Manga: Yasukuni and the Aesthetics and Ideology of Kobayashi Yoshinori’s “Gomanism”1
Japan Focus


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Wage Gap By Country (-14% = women earn 14% less than men):

Sweden: -14%
USA: -18%
UK: -18%
Germany: -21%
Japan: -27%

Political Representation By Country (% of parliament that is female):

Sweden: 45%
USA: 17%
UK: 22%
Germany: 33%
Japan: 11%

Source: Time
 
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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Japan News This Week 13 October 2013

今週の日本

Japan News.
Tokyo left in the cold as ties between Beijing and Seoul warm
Asashi

Japan Companies Sued For Illegally Using Michael Jackson's Name
Global Post

Broken lives of Fukushima
NBCNEWS.com

IMF’s Shinohara Says More BOJ Easing ‘Dangerous’ Without Reforms
Bloomberg

Japan monkey attack victims to be given compensation
BBC

Japan tabloids brimming with anti-Korea diatribes
Japan Times

Japan Needs More Brawling Billionaires
NPR


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Statistics

Percentage of abortions in Japan of all pregnancies:
2001: 22.6%
2010: 16.6%

Source: Johnston Archive

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Sunday, October 06, 2013

Japan News This Week 6 October 2013

今週の日本

Japan News.
Japan should request international collaboration, IAEA chief Yukiya Amano says
Asashi

Kerry at 'Japan's Arlington' in apparent US Yasukuni push
Global Post

US to send drones to Japan; Tokyo agrees to pay $3.1B to move Marines from Okinawa
NBCNEWS.com

The Threat of ‘Abegeddon’ From Taxes in Japan
Bloomberg

Japan’s Nuclear Refugees, Still Stuck in Limbo
BBC

University of Tokyo ranked No. 1 in Asia: global survey
Japan Times

Historic Japanese erotica comes to London
BBC News

Japan third quarter big manufacturers' mood improves - BOJ tankan
Reuters

Japan Auto Sales Climb Most in 14 Months as Korea Slumps
NPR

Sazae-san, world's longest-running cartoon to go digital in Japan
The Straits Times


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Statistics

Japan's imports and exports between September 2012 & September 2013

Imports: up 29.8%
Exports: up 16.5%

Source: Japan Ministry of Finance
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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Japan News This Week August 25 2013

今週の日本

Japan News. Ex-Prime Minister Fukuda urges Japan, S. Korea to quell nationalism
The Asahi Shimbun


Tepco radioactive flow raises alarm over seafood safety

The Japan Times


Japan's New Military Buildup Seen as Response to North Korea, China

Yahoo News


Japanese animator under fire for film tribute to warplane designer

The Guardian


Fukushima inspectors 'careless', Japan agency says, as nuclear crisis grows

Reuters


Fukushima leak is 'much worse than we were led to believe'

The BBC


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Statistics

400 millimeters of rain fell on Shimane Prefecture on Saturday breaking all previous records for the prefecture.

Japan Meteorological Agency

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Japan News This Week 30 December 2012

今週の日本

Japan News. Revival of Hitachi the Company Is a Detriment to Hitachi the City

New York Times

Japanese 115-year-old becomes oldest man in recorded history

The Independent

Japan PM Abe praises Fukushima nuclear work during visit

BBC

8 U.S. sailors sue Japanese firm over radiation from nuclear meltdown

LA Times

Meet the woman battling Japan's whaling fleet in Antarctic ocean

Guardian

Mainali: 15 years in jail equals ¥68 million

Japan Times

Japan's new inflationary strategy: wrong target

Christian Science Monitor

Abe Days Are Here Again: Japan in the World

Japan Focus

Last Week's Japan News

Statistics

The population of Japan is expected to fall by 30 percent to less than 90 million by 2060, with 2 in 5 people being 65 or older.

Source: Christian Science Monitor

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Japan News This Week 13 May 2012

今週の日本

Japan News.Comfort Women’ Controversy Comes to New York

New York Times

Japan to take control of Tepco in return for bailout

BBC

Sony posts record annual loss
Guardian

'Population clock' forecasts no children after year 3011

Japan Times

松下2011财年净亏损创新高

Caijing

Autocrítica atómica

El Pais

After The Media Has Gone: Fukushima, Suicide and the Legacy of 3.11
Japan Focus

Japan's swimmers to defy altitude fears

Yahoo Sports

Last Week's Japan News

Statistics

In 2010, Japan's Neonatal mortality rate was the lowest in the world.

Source: UNICEF

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Sunday, December 04, 2011

Japan News This Week 4 December 2011

今週の日本

Japan News.Unfurling a Thousand Years of Gods, Demons and Romance

New York Times

Strong yen hits Japanese carmakers

BBC

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant operator 'ignored tsunami warning'

Guardian

'Nadeshiko' buzzword of year, 3/11 terms next

Japan Times

La fusión de Fukushima fue peor de lo anunciado

El Pais

Global Voices 29/11/2011 à 15h26
Génération Y au Japon : « Laissez-nous rêver ! »

Rue 89

日本车企擘画“中国策”

Caijing

Fallout From the Fukushima Shock: Japan’s Emerging Energy Policy

Japan Focus

Japan parliament debates loss to N. Korea

Yahoo Sports

Last Week's News

Statistics

Facebook statistics in Japan:

Total Facebook Users: 5,241,440
Position in the list: 27
Penetration of population: 4.13%
Penetration of online population 5.29%

Source: SocialBakers.com


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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Japan News This Week 20 November 2011

今週の日本

Japan News.Utility Reform Eluding Japan After Nuclear Plant Disaster

New York Times

Aerial footage of Japan communities eight months after tsunami

BBC

Fukushima rice banned by Japan

Guardian

Olympus trio face weekend interrogation

Japan Times

Japón prohíbe el arroz de Fukushima al hallar niveles de radiactividad excesivos

El Pais

Fukushima : l'espoir d'une décontamination par les algues

Rue 89

日本华媒:日本大胆刺破楼市“泡沫”启示中国

Caijing

Who Should Bear the Burden of US Bases? Governor Nakaima’s Plea for a “Relocation Site Outside of Okinawa Prefecture, but within Japan”

Japan Focus

Japan anthem booed in North Korea

Yahoo Sports

Last Week's News

Statistics

Sixty percent of college students who will graduate in 2012 - Japanese college fourth-year students finish the school year in March, and enter the work force in April - have found jobs.

However, 171,000 graduating students have yet to find work.

Source: Kyodo News


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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Japan News This Week 13 November 2011

今週の日本

Japan News.Fission at Fukushima?

BBC

A Visit to Fukushima Begins

New York Times

Olympus admits hiding losses for 20 years

Guardian

Can big business save Japan's fishing industry?

Christian Science Monitor

Japan will join TPP dialogue, Noda decides

Japan Times

Japón desde la autocaravana

El Pais

Le « bruit du crabe » : récit d'un « gitan » du nucléaire japonais

Rue 89

日本国家债务达12.3万亿美元创新高

Caijing

Fallout From the Fukushima Shock: Japan’s Emerging Energy Policy

Japan Focus

Japan, Uzbekistan advance in Asian qualifying

Yahoo Sports

Last Week's News

Statistics

Bribe Payers Index, by country, 2010.

Countries are scored on a scale of 0-10, where a maximum score of 10 corresponds with the view that companies from that country never bribe abroad and a 0 corresponds with the view that they always do.

1) Netherlands (8.8)
2) Switzerland (8.8)
3) Belgium (8.7)
4) Germany (8.6)
5) Japan (8.6)
6) Australia (8.5)
7) Canada (8.5)
8) Singapore (8.3)
9) United Kingdom (8.3)
10) USA (8.1)

27) China (6.5)
28) Russia (6.1)

Source: Transparency International

As of July, more than 2.05 million Japanese were living on welfare. That is a postwar high. Causes are the March earthquake, an aging population, and a struggling economy.

Source: Kyodo News


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Sunday, November 06, 2011

Japan News This Week 6 November 2011

今週の日本

Japan News.Monkeys work in Japanese restaurant

BBC

Japan Revives a Sea Barrier That Failed to Hold

New York Times

The Japanese engineer calling for a life without electricity

Guardian

DeNA buys BayStars, awaits OK to add its name to team's

Japan Times

La reacción nuclear en Fukushima continúa ocho meses después

El Pais

Beau, bon, un peu bio... le « bento », boîte à manger japonaise

Rue 89

戛纳20国峰会只能充当欧洲一根救命稻草

Caijing

Gender, Equity and the Japanese Welfare System

Japan Focus

Japan to send government staff to game in NKorea

Yahoo Sports

Last Week's News

Statistics

Overall Poverty Rate

Iceland: 6.4%
Canada: 12%
New Zealand: 11%
Britan: 11%
Japan: 157%
USA: 17.3%

Source: Bertelsmann Stifung

The Global Gender Gap 2011 Rankings: Influence women wield over the political process, by country (1=total equality)

1. Iceland 0.846
2. Norway 0.8404
3. Finland 0.8260
4. Sweden 0.8024
5. New Zealand 0.7808
6. Ireland 0.7773
7. Denmark 0.7719
8. Lesotho 0.7678
9. Philippines 0.7654
10. Switzerland 0.7562

17. USA 0.7411

94. Japan 0.6524

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Japan News This Week 30 October 2011

今週の日本

Japan News.Hai! Karate - Journey To Japan

BBC

Another Scandal Unsettles Corporate Japan as Paper Maker Accuses Ex-Chairman

New York Times

Fukushima released 'twice as much' radioactive material as first thought

Guardian

Noda to declare Japan will join TPP at APEC

Japan Times

Madrid reinventa el 'sushi'

El Pais

Colère à Fukushima : « Après Tchernobyl, ils ont évacué »

Rue 89

日本援助越南人工卫星开发

Caijing

Photographer Fukushima Kikujiro - Confronting Images of Atomic Bomb Survivors

Japan Focus

Japan’s Sawa heads women’s World Player shortlist

Yahoo Sports

Last Week's News

Statistics

Obesity rate by country (15 years and over) for 30 OECD nations.

1. USA: 34.3%
2. Mexico: 30%
3. New Zealand: 26.5%
4. United Kingdom: 24%
5. Australia: 21.7%
6. Iceland: 20.1%
7. Luxembourg: 20%
8. Hungary: 18.8%
9. Czech Republic: 17%
10. Slovakia: 16.7%

29. South Korea: 3.5%
30. Japan: 3.4%

Source: Asahi Shinbun


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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Japan News This Week 23 October 2011

今週の日本

Japan News.Japan approves $157bn quake budget for reconstruction

BBC

Japan Courts the Money in Reactors

New York Times

Japan's 77-year-old porn actor: unlikely face of an ageing population

Guardian

Over 100 politicians rally against TPP

Japan Times

Japan: The Nuclear Village

The New Yorker

Judi Dench, premiada en Japón

El Pais

Baleines, algues, moules : océan radioactif au large de Fukushima

Rue 89

日本政府敲定12万亿日元大型补充预算案

Caijing

“Unacceptable and Unendurable:” Local Okinawa Mayor Says NO to US Marine Base Plan

Japan Focus

The Fierce Imagination of Haruki Murakami

New York Times

Japan pitcher Darvish eyeing move to MLB

Yahoo Sports

Last Week's News

Statistics

Married couples have 1.96 children in their lifetimes. This marks a new low in Japan, and was recorded from data in 2010.

In 1940 married Japanese couples bore and average of 4.27 children.

Source: Kyodo News

Foreign visitors to Japan in September declined by 24.9% from the previous September. This marks seventh month in a row of decline.

Source: Daily Yomiuri


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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Japan News This Week 16 October 2011

今週の日本

Japan News.Radiation hotspot in Tokyo 'not linked to Fukushima'

BBC

Japan offers free return flights to revive tourism after Fukishima disaster

Guardian

Lawyers, NPOs slam Karen refugee resettlement scheme

Japan Times

6 unbreakable rules from the Japanese bar

CNN

Keigo Higashino, a la conquista de Occidente

El Pais

Du rugby au Japon : pas si ridicule !

Rue 89

京都:真正的日本在这里

Caijing

Discordant Visitors: Japanese and Okinawan Messages to the US

Japan Focus

Fan Reaction: Mariners Opening Season in Japan a Bad Idea

Yahoo Sports

How Japanese manga can land international travelers in jail

CNN

Last Week's News

Statistics

"More than one-third of the workforce is part-time as companies have shed the famed Japanese lifetime employment system, nudged along by government legislation that abolished restrictions on flexible hiring a few years ago. Temp agencies have expanded to fill the need for contract jobs as permanent job opportunities have dwindled.

Many fear that as the generation of salaried baby boomers dies out, the country’s economic slide might accelerate. Japan’s share of the global economy has fallen below 10% from a peak of 18% in 1994. Were this decline to continue, income disparities would widen and threaten to pull this once-stable society apart."

Source: Daily Finance


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Sunday, October 09, 2011

Japan News This Week 9 October 2011

今週の日本

Japan News.Are Japan's music festivals just sterile, fun-free cash cows?

CNN

From Our Own Correspondent - Japan and the Czech Republic

BBC

Fukushima: third worker death 'not related to radiation'

Guardian

Ozawa hospitalized with stones in ureter

Japan Times

Accidente de Vettel en Japón

El Pais

Hatsune Miku, la diva virtuelle qui électrise le Japon

Rue 89

日本政府通过9.2万亿日元临时增税方针

Caijing

“Public Anger,” Power, and the Rule of Japanese Elites

Japan Focus

Nadal reaches Japan Open semis

Yahoo Sports

Last Week's News

Statistics

Geothermal use by country, ranked (2010 megawatts):

1. USA (3.093)
2. Philippines (1,904)
3. Indonesia (1,197)
4. Mexico (958)
5. Italy (843)
6. New Zealand (628)
7. Iceland (575)
8. Japan (536)
9. El Salvador (204)
10. Kenya (167)

Source: Asahi Shinbun


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Sunday, October 02, 2011

Japan News This Week 2 October 2011

今週の日本

Japan News.Radioactivity in Japan Rice Raises Worries

New York Times

Japan boosts efforts to stabilise yen

BBC

Girls' Generation lead K-pop invasion of Japan

Independent

Cesium fallout map illustrates Kanto levels

Japan Times

La responsabilidad de Fukushima

El Pais

Yuki Kakiuchi remporte le concours de chefs d'orchestre de Besançon

Rue 89

日本东京北部一公厕内发现13万美元匿名赈灾捐款

Caijing

Ousting Kan Naoto: The Politics of Nuclear Crisis and Renewable Energy in Japan

Japan Focus

Rugby-Japan disappointed by World Cup showing

Yahoo Sports

Last Week's News

Statistics

"Sci-fi movies you would like to see one more time" - a poll in the Asahi newspaper.

1. Planet of the Apes
2. Star Wars
3. Back to the Future
4. E.T.
5. The Terminator

Source: Asahi Shinbun


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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Japan News This Week 25 September 2011

今週の日本

Japan News.U.S. Expresses Concern About New Cyberattacks in Japan

New York Times

Plant hunters' legacy help Japan's threatened species

BBC

Japan carrier unveils smartphone radiation gauge

Independent

Despite headwinds, solar energy making progress, advocates say

Japan Times

Los ciberataques a industrias militares japonesas preocupan en EE UU

El Pais

Coupe du monde de rugby : ce qu'il faut retenir de France-Japon

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日本将发射第六颗间谍卫星 相机分辨率世界最高

Caijing

Two Generations of Japanese and Japanese American Artists: Activism, Racism and the American Experience

Japan Focus

Japan, South Korea cruise to Olympic wins

Yahoo Sports

Last Week's News

Statistics

There are currently 4,819,200 Facebook users in the Japan, which makes it #27 in the world.

Source: socialbakers


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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Japan News This Week 18 September 2011

今週の日本

Japan News.Japan Investigates Online Posting of Obama Flight Plans

New York Times

Instant noodles museum opens in Japan

BBC

Samurai warriors examined by Japanese and British scientists

Independent

Tepco plans to sell 280 properties to raise ¥200 billion

Japan Times

Sony invita a crear contenidos para sus aparatos con Android

El Pais

La gazette de la Coupe du monde de rugby : les All blacks écrasent le Japon

Le Monde

日本将发射第六颗间谍卫星 相机分辨率世界最高

Caijing

US Military Defoliants on Okinawa: Agent Orange

Japan Focus

All Blacks rout Japan 83-7; Tindall in the news

Yahoo Sports

Last Week's News

Statistics

The number of Japanese people who are 65 or older hit 29.8 million this week.

That is up 240,000 from the same period last week and a new record.

Source: Daily Yomiuri


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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Japan News This Week 11 September 2011

今週の日本

Japan News.Fukushima’s Long Link to a Dark Nuclear Past

New York Times

Returning to the disaster zone

BBC

Fukushima disaster: it's not over yet

Guardian

'Sexlessness' wrecks marriages, threatens nation's future

Japan Times

'Food in Translation' o la publi gastronómica 'kitsch' de Japón

El Pais

Mask maker keeping Shimane tradition alive

Japan Times

Tokyo de nuit

Le Monde

日本台风“塔拉斯”灾后救援现场直击

Caijing

What happened at Fukushima?

Japan Focus

Japan’s Sawa eyes World-Olympic double

Yahoo Sports

Last Week's News

Statistics

World Economic Forum Competitiveness Ranking, 2011:

1) Switzerland
2) Singapore
3) Sweden
4) Finland
5) USA

9) Japan

26) China

56) India

Source: Daily Yomiuri

DVD rental chain Tsutaya noted in a recent press release there were more than 12.5 million DVD rentals of South Korean tv dramas for the month of August. That far surpassed the numbers for Hollywood and Japanese rentals.

Source: Daily Yomiuri

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Sunday, September 04, 2011

Japan News This Week 4 September 2011

今週の日本

Japan News.Japanese Island’s Activists Resist Nuclear Industry’s Allure

New York Times

New Japanese Prime Minister unveils cabinet

BBC

Japan's life expectancy 'down to equality and public health measures'

Guardian

Yasukuni stance takes practical shift

Japan Times

Sony y Samsung anuncian nuevas tabletas, pero sin bajar sus precios

El Pais

De retour de Fukushima, où le silence et les mensonges tuent

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日本9月2日下午成立新内阁

Caijing

Sushi and Samurai: Western Stereotypes and the (Mis)Understanding of Post-Tsunami Japan

Japan Focus

Japan gets late winner vs. Nth Korea

Yahoo Sports

Last Week's News

Statistics

Fertility Rate:

Japan: 1.4
South Korea: 1.2
UK: 2
Honduras: 3.3
Brazil: 1.9
Oman: 2.6
Cambodia: 3.3
Niger: 7.4
Tunisia: 2.1
Spain: 1.4

Source: National Geographic

July Power Savings by Prefecture, Goal & Actual Amount Saved

Kyoto: 12% (goal), 18.6% (actual reduction)
Osaka: 10% (goal), 12% (actual reduction)
Hyogo: 5% (goal), 7.8% (actual reduction)
Nara: 10% (goal), 13.2% (actual reduction)


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