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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Japan News This Week: 6 July 2008


Japan News.Japan sees a chance to promote its energy-frugal ways.

NY Times

Nibuta Journal: Recognition for a people who faded as Japan grew.

NY Times

G8 Summit: Breathtaking view with no protesters to spoil it.


More on G8 Summit.


Non-regular, part-time ranks now record 35.5% of work force.

Japan Times

University body hit over expenditure.

Daily Yomiuri

Beijing Olympics: Hansen flop takes edge off Kitajima rematch.

Yahoo! Sports

Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

Only 67.4% of Japanese women, aged 25 to 54, have jobs. This is 15% lower than the best performing OECD members (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark).

Source: Kyodo News

Tourism in Kyoto continues to rise. In 2007, 74.62 million tourists visited the city, which was a 2.8 percent rise from the previous year. The city's goal is 50 million a year.

Source: Daily Yomiuri

Kyoto city's 514 24-hour convenience stores have been asked to close from midnight to 7am to help fight global warming. If the stores do not voluntarily comply, Kyoto is considering introducing legislation.

Kobe residents produce the most garbage per day in Japan - an average of 767 grams of waste each day.

Source: Kansai Time Out

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