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  • Japan lawmakers urge bourse, regulators to be tough on Toshiba
    Japanese lawmakers on Wednesday called for a tough regulatory response to Toshiba Corp's second postponement of its annual results over accounting woes, saying the scandal could erode foreign investor confidence. ...
    Yahoo.  Wed, 2 Sep 2015 10:35:01 GMT.
  • Africa: Japanese Ethiopian Collaboration for Africa's First Coffee Quality Contest
    [Addis Fortune] The contest is all about raising awareness and increasing prices for coffee farmers
    All Africa.  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 09:42:15 GMT.
  • Japanese suggest new Olympic logos
    Japanese people are making suggestions for a new 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games logo, as the official one was scrapped.
    BBC News.  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:43:03 GMT.
  • Sports Briefing | Volleyball: United States Defeats Cuba at Volleyball World Cup
    The United States overpowered Cuba, 25-15, 25-11, 25-15, in Okayama, Japan, to remain atop the standings at the women’s volleyball World Cup.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:18:40 GMT.
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  • Can we live with nuclear technology?
    As Japan restarts its nuclear power industry, four years after the Fukushima disaster, have we learned to make peace with the technology?
    BBC News.  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 01:43:36 GMT.
  • Former Fukushima Worker Sues TEPCO Over Cancer
    A 57-year-old man is suing the Tokyo Electric Power alleging that he developed cancer as a result of exposure to radiation at the Fukushima nuclear reactor in 2011.
    By William Pentland.  Forbes.  Wed, 2 Sep 2015 00:22:00 GMT.
  • U.S. Among Six Teams To Advance At 18U World Cup
    While Brazil fell 14-0 to Japan in its opener and lost 11-1 to Australia in its next game, the United States had a more challenging time fending off the Brazilians […] The post U.S. ...
    Ben Badler.  Baseball America.  Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:30:56 +0000.
  • 2020 Olympics Logo Is Discarded After Plagiarism Accusations
    An organizer of the Games in Tokyo did not say that the logo’s creator had stolen the design, but he acknowledged the “concerns” of the public.
    Hisako Ueno and Makiko Inoue.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:52:02 GMT.
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  • Japan finmin Aso says will discuss China economy at G20
    Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Sept. 1 it would be beneficial for this week's meeting of the Group of 20 major economies to discuss what is going on in China's economy
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:47:00 +0200.
  • Ford, FCA sales rise on truck, crossover demand
    Ford Motor and Fiat Chrysler posted August sales gains and their biggest Japanese rivals fell amid a solid month for U.S. demand despite some statistical quirks. Ford's volume rose 5.7 percent, while FCA eked out a 1.  Tue, 1 Sep 2015 08:00:00 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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