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News from Japan 10/08/08


It’s hard not to pay attention to news in the U.S.  I could spend the whole day just following what’s going on here but it occurred to me that I should pay a little attention to news from home.

The big one is Japanese win Nobel Prize/ 2 particle scientists share 2008 prize with Japan-born American (Daily Yomiuri).

The sad news is Actor Ken Ogata dies at 71 (The Mainichi Daily News). This took me by surprise. I had no idea Ken Ogata was sick. A big loss following Paul Newman’s death.

The alarming one: Nikkei plunges 9.4% on crisis fears (AP).

The surprising one: the dollar broke below Yen 100 (WSJ) really?

and finally, the very strange… Skinny dipper invades moat around Imperial Palace (CNN) 

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