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In Japan, it's raining tadpoles ...
Jun 17, 2009 by guardian.co.uk

Japan is no stranger to heavy downpours during the early summer rainy season. But in recent days the proverbial "cats and dogs" have been joined by tadpoles, fish and the occasional frog. Meteorologists admit they are bewildered by a spate of incidents in which the creatures appear to have fallen from the sky. People around the country have reported witnessing the phenomenon since the first sightings of stranded tadpoles were made in Ishikawa prefecture last week. (guardian.co.uk)
Cahill double consigns Japan to loss; Socceroos victorious in group
Jun 18, 2009 by Japan Times

Tim Cahill inflicted more World Cup misery on Japan with a second-half double as Australia came from behind to claim a 2-1 win in their final qualifier for next year's World Cup finals on Wednesday. Both teams had already secured berths in South Africa but Cahill, who scored twice as Australia went on a late three-goal rampage in their opening 3-1 win against Japan at the 2006 World Cup, struck in the 59th and 76th minutes to ensure the Socceroos claimed bragging rights in Asian Group A. (Japan Times)

Japanese cities rise to the top
Jun 16, 2009 by BusinessWeek

The global recession may be showing some signs of easing, but try telling that to any foreign visitor to Japan. During the worst of the crisis, the Japanese yen soared against the dollar and other currencies. That slammed profits at Japanese exporters such as Toyota, Sony, and Panasonic. It also drove up the cost of living in Tokyo and other big Japanese cities. (BusinessWeek)

Gov't to relax new-flu guidelines to allow patients to stay home
Jun 17, 2009 by AP

The government is set to relax its new-flu guidelines so that people with mild symptoms can recuperate at home instead of being hospitalized, health ministry sources said Tuesday. The ministry will hear expert opinion and will officially decide to review the current rules later this week so as to focus more on efforts to contain the spread of the new strain of influenza among people at risk of developing severe symptoms, the sources said. (AP)

Japan bans trade with NKorea
Jun 17, 2009 by AFP

Japan on Tuesday banned all remaining trade with North Korea to punish the isolated communist regime for its latest nuclear and missile tests, the government said. Japan's exports to the North -- mainly machinery and transport equipment such as trains and vehicles, food, electronics and industrial goods -- totalled just 792.6 million yen (8.2 million dollars) last year, the finance ministry says. (AFP)

Japan's ambitious digital future
Jun 16, 2009 by BBC

Facing a multiplicity of financial, structural and demographic woes and battered by the decline in Japan's electronics industry the world's second largest economy is praying the dawning of the digital era will help it out of a prodigious hole. Happy to sell the latest gizmo to high school girls Japan Inc., it seems, is less keen on utilizing that same technology prowess in business. (BBC)

By J.S. on Jun 19, 2009 



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