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  • Huge anime event takes over Tokyo
    Organisers say half a million people are expected to attend the event for anime and Japanese comic lovers.
    BBC News.  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:08:08 GMT.
  • Blenheim: Forging Knife Passion Into Viable Business
    Blenheim Forge was a passion project started by a few friends with an interest in metallurgy and Japanese kitchen knives. Can they turn it into a viable business?
    By Freddie Dawson.  Forbes.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:32:00 GMT.
  • A NoLIta Condo by the Architect Tadao Ando
    The revered Japanese architect has designed his first building in New York, a seven-story condo rising at 152 Elizabeth Street.
    Ronda Kaysen.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:28:11 GMT.
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  • Tesla presses Japanese battery suppliers to innovate, take risks
    A Tesla executive courted partners in Japan for its so-called gigafactory, praising local companies for top-notch quality and technology while cautioning against slow decision-making and risk aversion.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:19:20 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Work earlier in summer, says Japan PM
    Japan's prime minister says people should start work earlier during summer months for a better work-life balance.
    BBC News.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:17:45 GMT.
  • Inflation Rate Flattened in Japan in February
    It was the first time core consumer inflation had stopped rising in nearly two years, keeping the central bank under pressure to expand monetary stimulus.
    Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:08:21 GMT.
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  • ADEKA to Join Feiplastic 2015 Trade Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil
    TOKYO, March 27, 2015 -- ADEKA Corporation, a Japan-based leading polymer additives manufacturer, announced March 27 that it will join the Feiplastic 2015 trade show in Sao Paulo, Brazil in May. ...
    PR Newswire.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:00:00 EDT.
  • Japan PM Abe to address joint session of Congress
    By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will address a joint meeting of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on April 29, becoming the first Japanese leader to do so. ...
    Yahoo.  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:28:04 -0400.
  • Africa: 'Meeting Children is the Best Part of My Job' - UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake
    [Unicef] UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake statement to Children & Youth Working Session, World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai, Japan, March 17, 2015
    All Africa.  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:44:05 GMT.
  • Monument to commemorate Yalova’s dead Japanese engineer
    51-year-old Kishi Ryoichi committed suicide after holding himself responsible for a recent accident
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:44:00 +0200.
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Facts About Japan

Japan, an island state off the east coast of Asia, is governed as a constitutional monarchy.  Its capital city is Tokyo; its second largest city is Osaka.  Japan's national currency is the Yen.  In 2007, Japan's estimated population was 127,433,000, and Japanese is the primary language spoken in Japan.

For more news and information about Japan, visit this official Japanese government website.  For detailed maps of Japan, visit this Japan map website.

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