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

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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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UQ Holder Anime Coming October 2017

UQ Holder Anime Coming October 2017 The Japanese site Comic Natalie has announced that the UQ Holder anime is coming in October 2017. Here’s promo artwork from the official UQ Holder anime website. Considering that Yue and Nodoka are part of Nagi-MotB’s team now, they make sense to be in this promo. Elderly Ayaka has

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Japan News This Week March 12 2017

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Struggling With Japan’s Nuclear Waste, Six Years After Disaster
New York Times

Fukushima: Wild boars take over Japan’s evacuated towns
BBC

Fukushima evacuees face ‘forced’ return as subsidies withdrawn
Guardian

The first missteps for Japan’s first lady
Japan Times

“Japan is Great”
Japan Focus

Journalist writes about ‘kamikaze’ pilots and other important lessons from history
The Mainichi

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Statistics

In 2014, workers in the construction industry employed by companies with over 30 employees worked an average of 174.4 hours per month.

Source: Japan Statistics Bureau

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Japan News This Week 19 February 2017

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Japan Limited Immigration; Now It’s Short of Workers
New York Times

Japan PM Shinzo Abe’s diplomatic hole in one with Trump
BBC

Record numbers of couples living in sexless marriages in Japan, says report
Guardian

Osaka preschool scrutinized after passing out slurs against Koreans, Chinese
Japan Times

Seventeen’s Battle with the Cult of Masculinity: Reading Ōe Kenzaburō’s 1960s Critique of Rightist Resurgence in the Age of Abe
Japan Focus

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Statistics

A simple comparison of Japanese agriculture and US agriculture reveals stark differences.

Total Production Value in 2014: USA – 24 trillion yen, Japan – 6 trillion yen
Average Farm Size: USA – 175.5 hectares, Japan – 2.54 hectares
Cost to produce 60 kg of rice: USA – 2,200 yen, Japan – 15,400 yen

Source: Yomiuri Shinbun

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