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Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Japan

Population (2010, proj.): 126,995,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $37,790

Date of Independence: 660 BC; first recognized by Emperor Meiji in 1873

Date of Last Constitution: May 3, 1947

Japan enjoys some of the highest levels of newspaper use in the world (several dailies enjoy circulations greater than a million). However, ...

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