Japan News This Week 12 February 2011

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Japan News.U.S. and Japan Are in Talks to Expedite Exit of 8,000 Marines on Okinawa

New York Times

Gilles Peterson in Japan


Rising temperatures at Fukushima raise questions over stability of nuclear plant


Antinuke petitioners to lobby assembly

Japan Times

“Queremos que España sea una potencia en creación de videojuegos”

El Pais

Fukushima : le refroidissement du réacteur 2 ne fonctionne pas

Rue 89



Henoko and the U.S. Military: A History of Dependence and Resistance

Japan Focus

Croatia, Japan draw even 1-1 in Davis Cup

Yahoo Sports

Last Week's News


Thirty-two percent of women living alone in Japan are in poverty.

In Japan, "poverty" is designated as those earning less than half of the median national income.

Those with less than 1.12 million yen ($14,424 USD) in disposable income are considered poor.

32% of women living alone between the ages of 20 and 64 fell into that category in 2010. For men, it was 25%.

Source: Kyodo News

According to Japan's Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, the social cost of drinking alcohol is more than four trillion yen (5.1 billion US dollars) per year.

That figure includes: the cost of stroke, cancer, and injury victims; number of deaths; and wages lost.

Source: Yomiuri Shinbun

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