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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Japan This Week 21/01/07


Multiple glitches plague nation-wide university entrance exam ("center
shiken") as 381 Sony IC recorders fail to operate during English listening


Strange, naked dance at the Japan Society of New York.

New York Times

Mongolian sumo wrestler, yokozuna Asashoryu wins his 20th tournament, becoming the 5th in history to do so after Taiho, Kitanoumi, Chiyonofuji and Takanohana.

Japan Times

Tokyo shabu shabu waitresses strip, customers use binoculars and hand mirrors for better look.


Best Japanese films of 2006.

Midnight Eye

Hotels in Japan

IC Recorders

Japan Travel Guide Books

Japan movie reviews


Japan Stats

There are approximately 700 hotels in Tokyo with around 39,000 rooms. Approximately 6,500 of these rooms are in five-star hotels.

In 2005 there were 1,013,000 Japanese living overseas with 352,000 living in the USA, 115,000 in China, 66,000 in Brazil and 55,000 in the UK.

In 2005 there were 2,012,000 registered foreigners living in Japan: Koreans topped the list followed by Chinese, Brazilians, Filipinos and Peruvians.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

In 2004 Japan emitted 1279.2 million tons of carbon dioxide.

Source: Ministry of the Environment

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