2009 Counterfeit goods seizures in Japan

Customs officials in Japan seized 1.04 million counterfeit goods items in 2009, according to Finance Ministry. The total amount seized was up 10.6 percent from the previous year. 86 percent of the counterfeit goods originated from China, followed by 6 percent from South Korea. The most counterfeited good was counterfeit purses, which accounted for 55 percent of all goods seized.

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Drug Traces on US Bills

90 percent of paper currency in the United States was found to have traces of cocaine on it, according to a study presented at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. The cities of Baltimore, Boston and Detroit lead the way with the most currency found with cocaine. In the world, China and Japan had the lowest rate, with only 20 percent and 18 percent of their currencies found with traces of cocaine.

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