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  • Apple's iPhone Dominating Japanese Market And Average Selling Price Analysis
    BCN's data shows Apple's iPhone is dominating the Japanese market and the data provides some insight on ASPs.
    By Chuck Jones.  Forbes.  Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:26:00 GMT.
  • Japan unveils 'anti-loneliness' hugging chair
    There are times in everyone's life when only a hug will do. Now one Japanese company has come up with a chair that's always ready to give a comforting cuddle.
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:16:00 +0200.
  • VIDEO: Japan volcano : Death toll reaches 48
    12 more bodies have been recovered by rescue workers from from Mount Ontake, bringing to 48 the number of those killed by Saturday's volcanic eruption.
    BBC News.  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:08:17 GMT.
  • Japan: More bodies discovered on volcano, death toll rises
    The death toll from Japan's worst volcanic eruption in decades has risen to 48 after additional victims were discovered on the ash-covered summit.
    Mail & Guardian.  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:31:00 +0200.
  • Asian factories slow in September, push inflation ever lower
    Factory activity stumbled across much of Asia in September, with slowdowns in India, Japan and Taiwan and an outright decline in South Korea delivering a setback to hopes for a pick in world growth this year.
    Yahoo.  Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:45:04 GMT.
  • Japan volcano eruption deaths rise
    Rescue workers in Japan recover 12 more bodies from Mount Ontake, bringing to 48 the number of those killed by Saturday's surprise volcanic eruption.
    BBC News.  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:35:45 GMT.
  • 'Feeling' Virtual Objects in Virtual Space With 3D-Haptics Technology
    A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. ...
    Cabe Atwell.  Design News.  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:20:00 EDT.
  • Chinese Ship Sinks off Japan, 9 Missing
    The Japanese coast guard is searching for nine people thought to be missing after a Chinese ship sank off western Japan. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:17:14 -0400.
  • Death Toll from Japan Volcano Rises to 48
    The death toll from Saturday's massive volcanic eruption in central Japan has risen to 48 after rescuers found 12 more bodies on Wednesday. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:59:20 -0400.
  • Japan Manufacturing PMI Eases
    Manufacturing activity expanded in September at a slightly slower pace than the previous month, in a sign that economic momentum is still faltering.
    By Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:03:49 GMT.
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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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