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Survey: French are world's 'worst tourists,' Japanese best
Jul 10, 2009 by USA Today

A survey of hotels worldwide has bestowed the dubious honor of world's worst tourists on the people of France. The Japanese are considered the best travelers and are viewed as the cleanest and politest. (USA Today)

Credit squeeze in Japan threatens firms' survival
Jul 10, 2009 by Bloomberg

Healthy Japanese companies may fail for lack of financing as banks throw the baby out with the bathwater to avoid bad loans, says one Tokyo financial chief. Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said July 6 many companies are struggling to borrow, and the Tankan report on business confidence showed companies consider access to finance is close to a record low. (Bloomberg)

U.S. space shuttle ready to deliver Japanese porch
Jul 11, 2009 by Reuters

NASA prepared to launch space shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station on Saturday to deliver a Japanese porch and spare parts needed to keep the outpost going after the shuttle fleet's retirement next year. The space agency planned to begin fueling the ship just after 10 a.m. for liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7:39 p.m. (Reuters)

Japan braces for 'Jellyfish typhoon'
Jul 10, 2009 by Bostin Herald

Swarms of giant Nomura's jellyfish are expected in the coastal waters around Japan this year, a "jellyfish typhoon" that threatens to inflict massive damage to the fishing industry. One of the biggest varieties of jellyfish in the world, Nomura's jellyfish - also known as Echizen jellyfish - weigh as much as 440 pounds and have heads reaching up to about two meters in diameter. Japan's Fisheries Agency warned fishermen across the country about the arrival of the jellyfish after it received several reports of sightings in the sea around Japan this month. (Boston Herald)

Tokyo, Osaka are most expensive cities for expats
Jul 6, 2009 by Bloomberg

London dropped out of the world's top 10 most expensive cities for expatriates for the first time since 2001, sliding to 16th place from third, as the pound and rental prices slumped. Tokyo replaced Moscow as the most expensive city for foreigners and Osaka moved to number two after the yen strengthened against the U.S. dollar, according to Mercer LLC's Cost of Living Survey. (Bloomberg)

Japan's now-finished lunar mission found no water ice
Jul 6, 2009 by spaceflightnow.com

High resolution imaging sensors on the Japanese Selene/Kaguya lunar orbiter have failed to detect any signs of water ice in permanently shaded craters around the South Pole of the Moon. Selene's sensors were, however, able to able pierce the darkness to reveal details detailed deep in Shackelton crater that has been a top candidate for south polar ice as a resource for later human exploitation. (spaceflightnow.com)
By J.S. on Jul 13, 2009



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