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Taking up herewith Japanese National Trend News by Media.
To our regret, Japanese student coming back from Canada attacked by new flu. It was fount at Narita Airport when he and other students including teachers came back from Canada via USA.
Japan reports 1st cases of new flu
May 9, 2009 by AP

Three Japanese males who arrived from the United States at Narita airport Friday were confirmed to be infected with the new strain of influenza, marking the first new-flu cases in Japan, the health ministry said Saturday. The three -- a high school teacher, 46, and two 16-year-old students from Osaka -- had been staying in Oakville, Canada, on a school trip from April 24 and arrived at Narita airport from Detroit at around 4:30 p.m. Friday on a Northwest Airlines flight.

Toyota downturn puts workers out on the streets
May 8, 2009 by Reuters

A growing number of auto workers are winding up on the streets in and around Toyota City in central Japan as the global downturn sends the world's biggest carmaker plunging into the red.

Aso says having children 'obligation,' later retracts remark
May 7, 2009 by AP

Gaffe-prone Prime Minister Taro Aso said Thursday that he has fulfilled an "obligation" because he has two children, but he later retracted the remark made during a parliamentary debate about Japan's declining birthrate.

Sumo wrestlers in Japan declared clean after random doping tests
May 7, 2009 by Canadian Press

The Japan Sumo Association said Thursday that random doping tests given to wrestlers last month were all found to be negative. The association started conducting random tests in April after second division wrestler Wakakirin was arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana in January. Wakakirin was the first Japanese wrestler to be arrested in a marijuana case and the latest to be thrown out of the sumo world.

Russia, Japan to sign nuclear energy accord on May 12
May 7, 2009 by Bloomberg

Russia and Japan will sign an agreement on peaceful uses of nuclear energy on May 12 during Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's visit to Tokyo. Putin and his Japanese counterpart Taro Aso will also discuss North Korea and their territorial dispute, though Russia isn't prepared to cede four Kuril Islands claimed by Japan, Yury Ushakov, Putin's deputy chief of staff, told reporters in Moscow today.

Ascendant China eclipses trailblazing Japan
May 6, 2009 by FT com

There has been much chatter about the "G2" lately. But the idea that the US and China can together, and semi-exclusively, take on the world's biggest problems is overdone. That day may come. For the moment, though, there are limits to how much an authoritarian government presiding over a relatively poor country can contribute to global problem-solving. For now, the rise of China and the relative decline of the US is more likely to mean a multi-polar than a bipolar world.
By J.S. in May, 2009



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