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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Japan This Week 25 April 2010


Japan News.Japan Tries to Face Up to Growing Poverty Problem

New York Times



Toyota to pay record $16.4m fine


Anime a la moda (en Barcelona)

El Pais

A drinking guide to the ancient capital

Japan Times

Au Japon, Prada est accusé de licencier "les moches"

Le Monde

Dolphin hunt: 'We must open our eyes'


Japan’s Stumbling Revolution

Japan Focus

Japan Coach Takeshi Okada Wary Of The Netherlands' Arjen Robben

Yahoo Sports

Last week's Japan news

Japan Statistics

In a recent BBC/Yomiuri poll, people in 33 countries were asked whether they considered the influence negative or positive of 16 countries and the EU. Germany was the most positively viewed country. Japan was second (53% positive, 21% negative).

Iran was the least favorably viewed (56% negative).

Source: BBC/Yomiuri

Uniqlo has set a record. The Japanese retailer has agreed to pay over $300 million USD over 15 years. The deal was announced by Cushman Wakefield and landlord Crown Acquisitions.

Source: Bloomberg

Convenience store sales fell 4.9% in March, when compared to figures from March 2009.

Source: Kyodo News

Rate of Poverty, USA: 17.1%
Rate of Poverty, Japan: 15.7%

Source: OECD

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