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Old 01-09-2018, 08:55 AM
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Default Japan Tour: Japan News This Week 7 January 2018


Japan's Emperor Greets Cheering Crowd at Palace for New Year
New York Times

The Castle that Defied History

Couple hit with fresh arrest warrant over death of daughter kept in tiny room for 15 years
The Mainichi

Raze, rebuild, repeat: why Japan knocks down its houses after 30 years

Japan mulls deploying F-35B fighters on helicopter carrier
Asia Times

The Fukushima Fiction Film: Gender and the Discourse of Nuclear Containment
Japan Focus

Last Week's Japan News on the JapanVisitor blog


In the 2015 PISA tests of 15-year-olds around the world, a question asked, "Are you adequately satisfied" with your life. The 47 OECD member states/regions Happiness Ranking is noted here:

1. Dominican Republic, 67.8%
2. Mexico, 58.5%
3. Costa Rica, 58.4%
4. Colombia, 50.9%
5. Montenegro, 50.1%

26. USA, 35.9%
27. Germany, 34%

38. UK, 28.3%
39. Beijing/Shanghai, 26.9%
40. Turkey, 26.3%
41. Greece, 26.2%
42. Italy, 24.2%
43. Japan, 23.8%
44. South Korea, 18.6%
45. Taiwan, 18.5%
46. Macao, 16.5%
47. Hong Kong, 13.9%

Source: Asahi Shinbun, January 1, 2018, page 9.

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