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Sunday, November 05, 2017

Japan News This Week 5 November 2017


Japan News This Week.

Encountering Robots While Still Using Fax Machines in Japan
New York Times

Japan suspect ‘killed nine over two months’

Emperor Akihito to meet US President Trump on Monday
The Mainichi

Japan will entertain Donald Trump with Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen singer

Overcoming Double Erasure: Japanese “comfort women”, nationalism and trafficking.
Japan Focus

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In 2010, Toyota president Akio Toyoda earned 340,000,000 yen ($2.98 million USD). For that, he was levied 20.7% in taxes.

For someone earning the average salary in the same year - 4,300,000 yen ($37,741 USD) - the rate of taxation was 34.6%.

The reason for that is that Mr. Toyoda received much of his salary in stocks, dividends, and financial products, which are taxed at a flat 20% - no matter what the amount is.

Source: Kami no Bakudan (Paper Bomb) magazine, October 2017, page 32

"The Global Gender Gap Report 2016, an annual benchmarking exercise by the World Economic Forum (WEF), found that despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push for women to play a greater role in society, the nation had done little to make more use of its female talent since its ranking at 101st last year.

Contributing most to the drop, the WEF said, was the gender gap for professional and technical workers, with Japan ranking 118th for economic participation and opportunity — down from 106th last year."

Source: Japan Times

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