- All Eyes On Bank Of Japan And The Possibility Of 'Helicopter Money'
Market expectations are high when the BOJ meets this week. Some expect a significant increase in QQE spending, to the tune of 15 to 20 Trillion yen (around $190 billion USD or 4% of GDP). ...
By Sam Diedrich. Forbes. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:56:00 GMT.
- Knife Attacker Wanted to Rid Japan of the Disabled, Authorities Say
The suspect, a former employee at the residential care facility where 19 people were killed, had expressed extreme views about euthanizing disabled people.
Motoko Rich and Jonathan Soble. International Herald Tribune. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:01:13 GMT.
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- Japan knife attack: 19 killed at care centre in Sagamihara
A stabbing rampage leaves 19 people dead at a care home for people with mental disabilities near Tokyo, in Japan's worst mass killing in decades.
BBC News. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:01:50 GMT.
- In Low-Crime Japan, Rarity of Mass Killings Only Heightens the Shock
Decades of prosperity, relatively low economic inequality and strict gun laws are among the reasons that Japan is one of the world’s safest countries.
Austin Ramzy. International Herald Tribune. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:17:56 GMT.
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- Why 5 or More Hours of TV Daily Is Bad for You
Bad news for couch potatoes: Spending hours parked in front of the TV may increase the risk of dying from a blood clot in the lung, a new study from Japan finds. ...
Yahoo. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:40:08 -0400.
- Nintendo shares edge up after Monday's sharp fall
Shares in Japanese games company Nintendo rise slightly after record losses on Monday following a warning that the Pokemon Go success would have a limited impact on profits.
BBC News. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:34:16 GMT.
- Shock as peaceful Japanese town wakes to 'unthinkable' mass killing horror
Shock and bewilderment gripped neighbours of a disabled centre in a town near Tokyo after a man stabbed and killed 19 residents in their sleep.
Mail & Guardian. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:44:00 +0200.
- Daiwa House Industry Establishes WHA Daiwa Logistics Property in Joint Venture with WHA Corporation of Thailand
OSAKA, Japan, July 26, 2016 -- On July 26, 2016, Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. ...
PR Newswire. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 04:00:00 EDT.
- Knife attack in eastern Japan leaves at least 15 dead
A knife-wielding man attacked a facility for the disabled in eastern Japan's Kanagawa prefecture early Tuesday, leaving at least 15 people died and 20 others injured, said police.
- Japan knife attack suspect outlined mass killing in letter to Parliament
At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack Tuesday at a facility for the handicapped in a city just outside Tokyo in the worst mass killing in generations in Japan.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:36:51 EDT.
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.
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Japanese government website. For detailed maps of Japan, visit
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