Japan News This Week 25 February 2018

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Japan News This Week 25 February 2018 今週の日本

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In Japan, A Liberal Maverick is Seeking to Lead
New York Times

Reality Check: Has Shinzo Abe’s ‘womenomics’ worked in Japan?
BBC

Japan wins Olympic gold in women’s speed skating team pursuit
The Mainichi

A-peeling? Japanese farmers invent edible banana skin
Guardian

Japan’s steel industry warns against Trump’s tariffs
Asia Times

Five Okinawan Views on the Nago Mayoral Election of February 2018: Implications for Japanese Democracy
Japan Focus

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Statistics

Five year survival rates for cancer patients, by country and type of cancer:

Japan: Throat (36%), Stomach (60.3%), Lung (32.9%), Breast (89.4%), Cervical (71.4%)
South Korea: Throat (31.3%), Stomach (68.9%), Lung (25.1%), Breast (86.6%), Cervical (77.3%)
USA: Throat (20%), Stomach (33.1%), Lung (21.9%), Breast (90.2%), Cervical (62.6%)
France: Throat (13.9%), Stomach (26.7%), Lung (17.3%), Breast (86.7%), Cervical (65%)
Australia: Throat (23.7%), Stomach (31.8%), Lung (19.4%), Breast (89.5%), Cervical (66.4%)

Source: Asahi Shinbun, February 20, 2018, page 9.

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