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Taking up herewith Japanese National Trend News by Media.
According to Forbes, 22 foreign automakers to skip Tokyo Motor Show due to bad economical situation.
Japan urged to sign accord against parental abductions
May 22, 2009 by AFP

The United States and three other western nations Thursday urged Japan to sign an accord against parental child abductions, saying scores of children are being held in the country. US, French, British and Canadian diplomats launched the rare joint appeal at a US embassy press conference, listing cases of foreign parents who have been unable to see their children in Japan after a breakup or divorce. (AFP)

Ex-student held over Chuo U. prof murder
May 22, 2009 by Yomiuri

The Metropolitan Police Department on Thursday night arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of killing Prof. Hajime Takakubo of Chuo University at the Korakuen Campus in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo in January. (Yomiuri)

Love hotel industry shrugs off recession
May 22, 2009 by Japan Times

Japan's 25,000 love hotels are making money even as companies such as Sony Corp., NEC Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. cut jobs amid the worst postwar recession. Lovers can get a couple of hours of privacy for as little as ¥3,000, the cost of entry at a Tokyo nightclub, in a country where adults often live with their parents until their 30s. (Japan Times)

Japan swine flu cases near 300, Canada tally spikes
May 21, 2009 by AFP

The number of swine flu cases in Japan soared towards 300 Thursday and Canada announced a big jump in infections as the global epidemic showed no signs of letting up. Local media said 281 cases of the (A)H1N1 virus had been confirmed in Japan, including two cases in Tokyo -- the world's largest urban area, home to about 36 million people -- as Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso urged calm. (AFP)

22 foreign automakers to skip Tokyo Motor Show
May 21, 2009 by Forbes

More than 20 major foreign carmakers, including General Motors Corp. and Germany's BMW AG, will skip the Tokyo Motor Show later this year to save costs, the organizer said Thursday, underlining a deepening slump in the global auto industry. (Forbes)

Woman killed, another injured in attack in Akita city
May 21, 2009 by AP

A woman was killed and another woman seriously injured after being slashed with a knife by an unidentified attacker Thursday at a lumber company's office in Akita city, police said. The police later seized a woman they believe to be connected to the attack, but she was subsequently taken to a hospital because of health problems, they said, adding she is thought to have imbibed a pesticide and is in critical condition. (AP)
By J.S. in May, 2009




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