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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Japan News This Week 21 November 2010


Japan News.Japan Pushing the Mob Out of Businesses

New York Times

How to boost corporate Japan: Stop speaking Japanese


China 'to resume rare earth exports to Japan'


Japan abandons bid to make China a key pillar of its foreign policy

Christian Science Monitor

Ady Gil and Japanese whaler both blamed for collision


Ipads Ensure Tourists in Japan Not Lost in Translation: Video

Washington Post



Niigata halts plan to sell plot for consulate amid outcry

Japan Times

Hatsune Miku, la chanteuse à succès... qui n'existe pas


Ultra-small is beautiful for Japanese homeowner


Japan’s Nishioka cleared to move to MLB

Yahoo Sports

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Women who eat three bowls of rice or more daily have a 50% higher risk of becoming diabetic than those who eat just one bowl. That data comes from a study by the National Cancer Institute.

Source: Yomiuri Shinbun

"Do you want to live abroad?"

Yes: 56%
No: 44%

Of those who replied yes, the top choices were:

1) Canada
2) Australia
3) USA
4) New Zealand
5) UK
6) Italy
7) Northern Europe (Sweden, Norway, etc.)
8) Western Europe (Holland, Switzerland, etc.
9) France
10) Spain

Source: Asahi Shinbun Poll

The number of Japanese students in the US declined 15% in the 2009-2010 academic year.

Japan ranked sixth in number of foreign students in the US, but its total dropped to 24,800.

With 128,000 students, China was the number one country.

Source: Kyodo News

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