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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Japan This Week: 30 August 2009


Japan News.After Decades, Japan Prepares for Likely New Ruling Party

New York Times

A New Path for Japan

New York Times

Japan's penniless young men not good enough for Taro Aso


Japanese economy hit by 'double nightmare'

Times on Line

Unemployment hits all-time high of 5.7%

Japan Times

Aso Mining’s Indelible Past: Verifying Japan’s Use of Allied POWs Through Historical Records

Japan Focus

Au Japon, les législatives augurent d'un virage politique historique

Le Monde

Japan braced for political earthquake


Lost in Japan’s Election Season: The Economy

New York Times

Japan icon Nakamura ready to take on Spain

Yahoo Sports

Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

Average class size, elementary school, OECD member states.

Luxembourg: 15.6 students
Italy: 18.3
Denmark: 20
OECD Average: 21.5
USA: 23.6
England: 25.8
Japan: 28.2

Source: Asahi Shinbun

Average Internet Connection Speed (mbps), by country

1. South Korea - 20.4
2. Japan - 15.8
3. Sweden - 12.8
4. Netherlands - 11

28. USA - 5.1

Source: AFP-Jiji

In 2008, there were 223,981 medical "near misses" in Japan. A near miss is a mistake that could lead to serious consequences.

That is an increase of 14,765 over 2007.

Source: Yomiuri Shinbun

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