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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Japan This Week 14 March 2010


Japan News.U.S. Reaches Out to Tokyo’s Real Power

New York Times

日专家热议新时代中日关系 认为日本不能与中国较劲

People's Daily

Lexus, a Toyota Brand, Avoids Taint From Recalls

New York Times

China threat can heal US-Japan rift


Japan detains anti-whaling activist

Washington Post

Zapatero recibe una solicitud para condecorar a Toru Arakawa, el japonés que ayudó a abrir fosas de la Guerra Civil

El Pais

Kan: Okinawa costs topped official claim

Japan Times

65 years after the war, Japan needs convincing of the need for US bases

Times Online

Takeshi Kitano: "Sarkozy et Carla, c’est bien"


Japan opens 98th national airport in Ibaraki


A Jostled Princess, a Heavy Crown

New York Times

Toyotas Are Safe (Enough)

New York Times

Japan coach Okada in the dark over squad for friendly

Yahoo Sports

Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

Percentage gap between median wages for men and women, 2006.

South Korea: 38
Japan: 33
Germany: 23
Canada: 22
UK: 21
USA: 19
OECD average: 17.5
New Zealand: 10
Belgium: 9

Source: New York Times

The number of visa overstayers in Japan is at its lowest in twenty-one years. As of January 1, 2010, the number of foreigners who had overstayed their visas was 91,778 - the first time in 21 years the number dropped below 100,000.

Of those deported, Chinese topped the list for the seventh year in a row.

Source: Kyodo News

In its annual list of the world's richest, Forbes magazine's top ranked Japanese was Uniqlo's Tadashi Yanai. He came in 89th, with a net wealth of $7.6 billion.

Source: Forbes

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