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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Japan This Week 10/07/07


Japan has the cheapest and fastest online service in the world.

NY Times

Divorce loans gaining in popularity.

Yahoo News

A different take on Japanese labor law.

Japan Focus

Sumo stable boss dismissed over death of seventeen-year-old wrestler.

Japan Times

Teachers and students partake of forbidden fruit.


Last Week's Japan News

Japan Statistics

8.97 billion yen ($76.6 million) in welfare benefits were illegally received in 2006. This was a new record for fraud. It surpasses the 2005 mark by more than 1.8 billion yen.

Source: Yomiuri Shimbun

Since May, twenty-eight people have died in electrical appliance-related accidents. In the same period, 136 people were seriously injured by defective products.

Source: Kyodo News

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