Japan News This Week 1 October 2017

今週の日本

Japan News.
Shinzo Abe of Japan Calls Early Election, as a Rival Party Forms
New York Times

Falling jet wing panel damages car in Japan
BBC

Japan successfully undertakes large-scale deep-sea mineral extraction
The Mainichi

Blood and cherry blossom: Yukio Ninagawa’s samurai Macbeth is back
Guardian

Ainu Women and Indigenous Modernity in Settler Colonial Japan
Japan Focus

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Statistics

Foster parenting in Japan remains rare. Compared to other developed countries, Japanese children without parents must depend on public facilities to a much higher degree.

In 2010,  the percentage of children placed in foster care in various countries in noted below.

Australia (93.5%)
Hong Kong (79.8%)
USA (77%)
England (71.7%)
Canada, British Columbia (63.6%)
France (54.9%)
Germany (50.4%)
Italy (49.5%)
South Korea (43.6%)
Japan (12%)

That means that 88% of Japanese children without parents live in government facilities.

Source: Huff Post Japan

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UQ Holder Anime Licensed (But it will probably cost you more money!)

UQ Holder Anime Licensed (But it will probably cost you more money!) Sentai Filmworks has licensed the UQ Holder anime series (TV series only, not the Limited Edition OAD from what I can see — I’m checking for confirmation on this and will make an update if I get an answer). The series will be

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Macross Licensing & Trademark News (Harmony Gold continue their trolling ways.)

Macross Licensing and Harmony Gold For long time anime fans, the name “Harmony Gold” fills many of us with rage. They have a huge reputation of being a troll company, suing anyone in the world for the slightest perceived copyright infractions, mainly to do with Macross. They’ve even taken to suing the Japanese companies they

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Japan News This Week 13 August 2017

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The truth about Japanese tempura
BBC

Trump’s Tough Talk on North Korea Puts Japan’s Leader in Delicate Spot
New York Times

Kin of ’85 JAL crash victims pray for dead at disaster site
The Asashi Shimbun

METI seeks to pass nuclear buck with release of waste disposal map
Japan Times

Bowing deeply, Japanese PM tries to put problems behind him with new cabinet
Washington Post

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Japan News This Week 23 April 2017

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Japan: More than four million middle-aged ‘parasite singles’ still live with their elderly parents
Independent

Criminal complaint filed against PM’s wife, Akie Abe, and aide over Moritomo Gakuen
The Mainichi

What it’s like to hold Japan’s super train golden ticket
CNBC

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict
The Business Times

Japan’s exports, imports surge in sign of renewed vigor
Yahoo

Japan Inc braces for labor reform, plans to boost productivity – Reuters poll
Reuters

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Statistics

Abortions reported in Japan have steadily declined over the past few decades, from their peak in 1955 when the number of abortions was 67% of the number of live births, to 2000 when they were 28%, to 2014 when they were 18%.

Source: Historical abortion statistics, Japan, Johnston’s Archive

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Sortie française du film Le Serpent aux mille coupures d’Eric Valette

Certes, le film n’est pas directement lié au cinéma asiatique. Cependant, Eric Valette ayant réalisé One Missed Call et ayant embauché Terence Yin au casting, (particulièrement charismatique dans la bande-annonce), on se permet de parler de la sortie du Serpent aux mille coupures en salles aujourd’hui !

Japan News This Week 2 April 2017

今週の日本

Japan News.
Japan Avalanche Kills 7 Teenage Mountaineers and a Teacher
New York Times

Japan turns to Basil Fawlty in race for Olympic English
BBC

Victory for Japanese nuclear industry as high court quashes injunction
Guardian

It’s not ‘broken’ but ‘being fixed’: semantic games in Japanese when stuff fails
Japan Times

The Story of the Nation: “Japan Is Great”
Japan Focus

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Statistics

Per capita 2016 GDP of various Asian countries (world rank).

1. Singapore $82,762 (3)
2. Hong Kong $54,722 (10)
3. Taiwan $45,854 (20)
4. Japan $37,390 (29)
5. South Korea $35,277 (31)
6. Malaysia $24,654 (51)
7. Thailand $16,835 (77)
8. China $15,424 (81)
9. Cambodia $3,736 (144)

Source: Wikipedia

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