Getting free talk time, finding the perfect man and finally stopping smoking. Find out the numbers behind these lofty ambitions.
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Find out the numbers behind the stress of everyday life in Japan. Have you ticked off everything on YOUR 2010 to-do list?
This week we toast to your good skincare, personal independence and, of course, the newly arrived Beaujolais Nouveau.
The numbers this week give a personal glimpse of our everyday lives, both past and present.
The figures behind the small screen and second chances.
As the temperature drops, we look at the numbers behind warm winter drinks, stay-at-home activities and fiery women.
This week's numbers tell us that the details, whether they be a man's age or a software user agreement, don't really matter.
This week we look at the numbers behind pre-and postmarital sex, smartphones and, of course, fish sausages.
Raise your hand if you support the DPJ, prefer the convenience of Haneda, and don't mind sharing your problems online.
This week's numbers show that no matter how many people you've dated before marriage, home is certainly where the heart is.