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  • Japan A-bomb survivors speak out against nuclear power, decry Abe's view of war
    When Atsushi Hoshino set out to revive a group representing atomic bomb survivors in the rural northeast Japanese prefecture of Fukushima 30 years ago, one topic was taboo - criticising the nuclear power industry upon which many relied for jobs.
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:29:00 +0200.
  • Toyota’s First-Quarter Net Profit Jumps 10%
    The Japanese company beat analyst estimates as costs cuts and currency gains made up for weaker global vehicle sales.
    Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:22:31 GMT.
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  • Toyota first quarter profit rises 10%
    Japanese carmaker Toyota reports a 10% increase in profit, helped by the weak yen and cost cuts.
    BBC News.  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:29:40 GMT.
  • First 'Attack On Titan' Movie Tops The Japanese Box Office
    In its opening weekend at the Japanese box office, the first Attack on Titan movie has beaten all the competition.
    By Ollie Barder.  Forbes.  Tue, 4 Aug 2015 09:02:00 GMT.
  • Yamaha Motor's Operating Income Rises Solid 41.9%
    IWATA, Japan, Aug. 4, 2015 -- Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 7272) announced on August 4 that its consolidated operating income for the 2015 half year rose 41.9% from a year earlier to 69.7 billion yen. ...
    PR Newswire.  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:26:00 EDT.
  • Former PM Murayama slams Abe for dragging Japanese people into wars
    Former Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama criticized incumbent Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday for dragging the Japanese people into wars, saying Abe' s self-righteous politics is intolerable.
    Xinhua.  2015-08-04.
  • VIDEO: Comfort women struggle to be heard
    The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports on why some in Japan continue to deny the existence of the so-called "comfort women".
    BBC News.  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:52:25 GMT.
  • Africa: Will Former South African Politician Sexwale Run for Fifa Top Job?
    [News24Wire] Former Gauteng premier and businessman Tokyo Sexwale, who is considering a run at the FIFA presidency, has split opinion on social media.
    All Africa.  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:00:21 GMT.
  • Japan calls US spying allegations 'deeply regrettable'
    Tokyo on Monday described claims that Washington spied on Japanese politicians and major firms as "deeply regrettable", in its first official response to revelations from whistleblower group WikiLeaks. ...
    Yahoo.  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:41:39 -0400.
  • A designer boss may be just what Acura needs
    The unexpected appointment of Jon Ikeda to head Acura could be exactly the shot in the arm Acura needs, both for its product portfolio and its relationship with the Honda mothership back in Japan.
    AutoNews.com.  Mon, 3 Aug 2015 00:01:00 EST.  Subscription required.
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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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