Japan News This Week 25 March 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Japan News.In Japan, 'Lonely Deaths' in Society's Margins

New York Times

Japan tsunami 'ghost ship' drifting to Canada


EnergySolutions awarded Fukushima clean-up contract


Hashimoto draws over 2,000 for election army

Japan Times

Japón recurre a los robots contra la depresión posterremoto

El Pais

Mr. Hashimoto Attacks Japan's Constitution

Japan Focus

Yu Darvish Pitches Third Spring Game, Bullpen Blows Lead: A Fan’s Take

Yahoo Sports

Last Week's News


The number of people per household in Tokyo at the beginning of 2012 was 1.99.

That is the first time it has fallen below 2.

In 2005, the city's 23 central wards were below 2 people per household; since then the trend has spread to the entire metropolitan area.

Source: Kyodo News

The number of people who have overstayed their visa fell 14.6% from the previous year to 67,065. That is the lowest figure since records first were recorded in 1990.

Source: Kyodo News

QS World University Rankings, 2011/12

1. University of Cambridge
2. Harvard University
3. MIT
4. Yale University
5. Oxford
6. Imperial College London
7. University College London
8. University of Chicago
9. University of Pennsylvania
10. Columbia University

25. Tokyo University
32. Kyoto University

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