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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Japan This Week: 29 June 2008


Japan News.Nissan and Others Add Factories in Emerging Markets.


American tv not crazy, just Japanese

NY Times

In Energy-stingy Japan, an Extravagant Indulgence: posh privies.

Washington Post

Monkey advert 'resembling' Obama pulled in Japan.


Ruling favors fishermen; state ordered to open Isahaya Bay dike.

Japan Times

G-8 calls on DPRK to help verify N-report / Ministers say N-facilities must be disabled.

Daily Yomiuri

Japan drawn with Australia, Koreas meet again.

Yahoo! Sports

Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

Japan's consumer price index (CPI) rose 1.5% in May from one year earlier. This is the fastest increase in more than 15 years.

Source: Kyodo News

Japan's unemployment rate stayed unchanged at 4% in the month of May. However the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits was the biggest increase in more than five years.

Source: Daily Yomiuri

Retail gasoline prices are likely to go over 180 yen per liter, according to the Oil Information Center.

Source: Kyodo News

Japan's fertility rate stood at 1.34 in 2007, up 0.02 from 2006. The number of births in 2007 was 1,089,745; deaths totalled 1,108,280.

Source: Health, Labor & Welfare Ministry

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