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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Japan News This Week 26 November 2017

今週の日本

Japan News This Week.


Mitsubishi Materials Adds to Japan Inc.’s Quality Problems
New York Times

Japanese Lawmaker's Baby Gets Booted From The Floor
NPR

San Francisco accepts 'comfort women' statue
BBC

Boat washed ashore with N. Koreans disappears at Japan port
The Mainichi

Sumo wrestling embroiled in scandal again after champion admits assault
Guardian

The Intractability of the Sino-Japanese Senkaku/Diaoyu Territorial Dispute: Historical Memory, People’s Diplomacy and Transnational Activism, 1961-1978
Japan Focus

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Statistics

Japan ranks last among 11 Asian countries in attracting foreign talent to live and work. It ranked behind Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

In the 2017 IMD World Talent Ranking, Japan finished 51st out of 63 nations. Singapore was number one in Asia.

Reasons given for Japan's poor performance were language barrier and rigid business practices.

Source: Bloomberg

In the 2015 PISA test results, which were recently released, Japanese students placed high in problem solving ability. Japan finished second in the world behind Singapore in collaborative problem-solving.

Source: OECD

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