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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Japan This Week 14 February 2010


Japan News.Japanese Split on Exposing Secret Pacts With U.S.

New York Times

Oh, What a Feeling: Watching Toyota Flunk for Once

New York Times

Toyota undone by Japan's work ethic?


American Air, Japan Airlines seek antitrust deal

Washington Post

El conflicto Nakamura

El Pais

Distributor hopes to screen 'The Cove' soon

Japan Times

A sceptic on Japan

Times Online

Toyota, l’histoire sans frein


Japan anger over Sea Shepherd 'attack' on whaling ship


Toyota Only Part Of Japan's Economic Woes


Fans object to Asashoryu’s retirement pay

Yahoo Sports

Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

Out of 5,067 Japanese polled, 36% said they slept separately from their spouse. Of those still sharing a bed or futon with their spouse, 42% replied they "wanted to sleep separately."

Of those already sleeping separately, the top five "changes" were:

1. Can sleep when you want (1,224 people)
2. Can sleep deeply (945)
3. Can go back to sleep (484)
4. Estrangement from marital relations (i.e., little or no sex) (343)
5. Less fatigue (321)

Source: Asahi Shinbun

From the same poll, the age at which respondents first began sleeping separately from spouse:

20s: 5%
30s: 24%
40s: 26%
50s: 25%
60s: 16%
70s: 3%

Source: Asahi Shinbun

85.6% of Japanese today support the death penalty. 8.6% replied "not sure," and just 5.7% said it should be repealed in an Asahi Shinbun poll. [Japan is one of only several developed nations that has the death penalty on its lawbooks - and carries it out.]

Despite a low crime rate - and fewer murders than at any time since World War II - the number who support the death penalty has risen. In 1994, 73.8% supported capital punishment.

Source: Asahi Shinbun

Homeless by age, Osaka

2006: 30 and younger (15%), 40s (27.2%), 50s (44%), 60 and older (13.8%)
2009: 30 and younger (33.2%), 40s (32.2%), 50s (29.4%), 60 and older (5.2%)

Source: Asahi Shinbun

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