Japan News This Week 1 January 2012

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Japan News.Japan Panel Cites Failure in Tsunami

New York Times

Japan delays sales tax increase amid growing opposition


Japan streets ahead in global plastic recycling race


Japan, India hike defense, economic ties

Japan Times

China y Japón estrechan lazos financieros

El Pais

Fukushima : le rapport d'enquête dénonce une cascade de défaillances

Rue 89



A Problem for all Humanity: Nagasaki Writer Hayashi Kyoko Probes the Dangers of Nuclear Energy

Japan Focus

Brewers win right to negotiate with Japan’s Aoki

Yahoo Sports

Last Week's News


Per capita GDP in 2010 in Japan was $42,983. That was 14th of the developed countries in the world.

It rose from the previous year, when it was 16th. That was primarily due to the strength of the yen.

Luxembourg was top of the 34 OECD countries at $105,313.

The US was eighth at $46,588.

China's per capita GDP was $4,430. Note: China is not a member of the OECD.

Source: Kyodo News

In CD singles sales in 2011, J-Pop group AKB48 claimed 1st through 5th place on the Oricon chart. "Flying Get" was the top single and sold 1.59 copies.

The top album was "Beautiful World" by Arashi. It sold 908,000 copies.

Source: Daily Yomiuri

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