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We have started to collect the most important news related to Japan in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Japan: news

Murray records easy win in Japan

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 11:31
related countries: Slovakia Slovakia

Britain's Andy Murray eases through to the quarter-finals of the Japan Open with a straight sets win over Slovakia's Lukas Lacko.
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China boats sail amid talks fears

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 11:31
related countries: China China
related places: Tokyo

Chinese ships sail near islands disputed with Japan for a second day in a row, amid unconfirmed reports that Chinese banks pull out of meetings in Tokyo.
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Murray enjoys Japan win on return

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 14:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Britain's Andy Murray beats Ivo Karlovic at the Japan Open as he returns to action after his US Open win.
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Japan PM Noda names new ministers

Monday, October 1st 2012, 5:25
related countries: China China

Japanese PM Yoshihiko Noda names new finance and education ministers, in a reshuffle aimed at revitalising his cabinet amid tensions with China.
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US Ospreys move to Okinawa base

Monday, October 1st 2012, 5:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa, Osprey

The US begins the deployment of Osprey military aircraft to the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, amid protests over the move.
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Japanese business mood worsens

Monday, October 1st 2012, 1:50

Japanese businesses sentiment worsened in the three months to September, underlining the weakness in the country's economy.
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VIDEO: Typhoon Jelawat batters Japan

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 23:32

At least one person has died and more than 100 injured after a powerful typhoon struck Japan's main island of Honshu.
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Japan introduces piracy penalties

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 23:26

A change to the law in Japan means citizens who illegally download copyright infringing files face jail sentences and fines.
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VIDEO: Japan typhoon lifts car into air

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 11:29
related places: Okinawa

Amateur footage posted online has shown a car being lifted into the air by strong winds, after Typhoon Jelawat hit Japan's southern island of Okinawa.
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Japan and China trade barbs at UN

Friday, September 28th 2012, 6:38
related countries: China China, United States United States

China's foreign minister accuses Japan of "stealing" islands both claim in a UN speech - prompting Japan to reply, as the US calls for calm.
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Japan's industrial output slides

Friday, September 28th 2012, 2:10

Japan's industrial output fell more than expected in August, as cars and electronics suffer from weak global demand, figures show.
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Why male Japanese wage-earners have only 'pocket money'

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 22:41

Why a Japanese salaryman is a supplicant at home
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VIDEO: Japan's 'pocket money men'

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 15:55

The majority of Japanese household budgets are controlled by women, even when the man is the main earner.
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Ex-PM Abe wins Japan party vote

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 7:51

Japan's opposition Liberal Democratic Party elects Shinzo Abe as its new leader, potentially positioning him to become the next prime minister.
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Japan-China island talks 'severe'

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 3:14
related countries: China China

The Japanese and Chinese foreign ministers discuss a bitter row over disputed islands in an atmosphere described as "severe".
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VIDEO: Taiwan boats enter Japan waters

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 13:57
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Dozens of Taiwanese boats have sailed into Japanese waters, in the latest protest over a group of tiny islands in the East China Sea.
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Gutsy Watson falls to Sharapova

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 9:16

Britain's Heather Watson is knocked out of the Pan Pacific Open in Japan with a narrow defeat by Maria Sharapova.
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China warns at Japan island talks

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 8:23
related countries: China China, Taiwan Taiwan

China warns Japan it will not tolerate violations of its sovereignty, in high-level talks aimed at easing tensions over an islands dispute.
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VIDEO: Taiwanese boats protest in Japanese waters

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 2:59

Dozens of Taiwanese boats sailed to disputed East China Sea islands in a brief protest, as top Japanese and Chinese diplomats met in Beijing to ease tensions.
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Japan envoy in China row visit

Monday, September 24th 2012, 7:22
related countries: China China

Japan sends a top diplomat to China for talks, as Japan again protests the presence of Chinese ships in waters near islands both sides claim.
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Toyota resumes China operations

Monday, September 24th 2012, 1:21
related countries: China China

Toyota Motor resumes all operations in China, after protests over a territorial dispute caused disruptions for Japanese businesses in the country.
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China puts off Japan ties event

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 12:50
related countries: China China

A ceremony to mark 40 years of diplomatic ties with Japan is cancelled by China as the two countries' dispute over an island chain continues.
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How China became the US election bogeyman

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 0:12
related countries: United States United States

How China replaced Japan as US election bogeyman
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Japan's PM Noda wins party vote

Friday, September 21st 2012, 7:54
related places: Noda

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda wins a party leadership vote against three challengers, more than a year after assuming office.
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VIDEO: Japan's PM in leadership contest

Friday, September 21st 2012, 0:55

Japan's prime minister is set to face a leadership challenge, just over a year after taking office.
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Japan seeks China damages payment

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 10:37
related countries: China China

Japan will seek compensation from China for damages to its diplomatic missions there during protests over disputed islands, officials say.
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Japan data raises growth concerns

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 2:24
related countries: China China

Japan's exports and imports dip in August, raising fears about the impact of a global slowdown on its economy.
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China issues stern Japan warning

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 14:34
related countries: China China

China's leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping warns Japan to "rein in its behaviour" and stop undermining Chinese sovereignty, state media report, as a row continues over disputed islands.
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BoJ extends asset purchase scheme

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 10:19

The Bank of Japan extends its asset purchasing programme, following similar moves by the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank.
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Japan approves nuclear-free plan

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 8:13
related places: Fukushima

Japan partially approves a plan - without a specific deadline - to phase out nuclear power after last year's Fukushima disaster, officials say.
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JAL returns to the stock market

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 4:54

Japan Airlines shares rise modestly on its re-listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, more than two years after it filed for bankruptcy in one of Japan's biggest corporate failures.
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How adult adoptions bolster family firms

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 2:44

Why so many Japan families adopt adult men
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VIDEO: Embassies hit by China islands row

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 1:04
related countries: China China

Chinese communities in a number of cities around the world have held protests outside Japanese embassies, over the continued row over a group of disputed islands.
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VIDEO: Japanese businesses keep it in the family

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 23:40

For generations in Japanese businesses, sons have always taken on the top job and there has been a unique method to ensure there is a always a male heir to inherit the role.
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Fears grow over Japan-China trade

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 12:30
related countries: China China
related places: Tokyo

Fears grow over the possible economic impact of the dispute between China and Japan if the row over islands in the East China Sea is not resolved soon.
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Fresh protests in China-Japan row

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 9:19
related countries: China China

Fresh anti-Japan protests erupt in China over disputed islands amid heightened tension on the anniversary of Japan's invasion of north-east China.
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China protests hit Japanese firms

Monday, September 17th 2012, 14:13
related countries: China China

Some of Japan's biggest firms - Panasonic, Canon and Honda - suspend operations at some factories in China amid violent anti-Japan protests.
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VIDEO: Anti-Japan protests hit China

Monday, September 17th 2012, 9:50
related countries: China China

Protesters in China have targetted Japanese car manufacturers and electronics firms.
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New US-Japan missile defence plan

Monday, September 17th 2012, 8:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US and Japan agree to set up a second missile defence system on Japanese soil to defend against missile threats from North Korea, officials say.
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China claims island boat success

Monday, September 17th 2012, 6:22
related countries: China China

After a weekend of anti-Japanese protests across China, Beijing says six boats sent to patrol disputed islands at the centre of the row completed their task.
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US alarm over Asia territory rows

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 16:18
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Asia

Escalating territorial disputes in Asia, such as the one between China and Japan, could trigger wider conflicts, the US defence secretary warns.
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Japan urges China to stop attacks

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 4:48
related countries: China China

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda urges China to ensure the safety of Japanese citizens as protests intensify over disputed islands.
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Anti-Japan protests across China

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 15:00
related countries: China China

Angry protesters besiege Japanese diplomatic missions and businesses in cities around China, as a row over disputed islands escalates.
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Japan in nuclear phase-out plan

Friday, September 14th 2012, 10:32
related places: Fukushima

The Japanese government unveils a plan to phase out nuclear power by 2030, in a major policy shift after last year's Fukushima disaster.
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China ships sail amid islands row

Friday, September 14th 2012, 8:10
related countries: China China

Six Chinese surveillance ships briefly enter waters around islands claimed by both Japan and China, amid a bitter territorial dispute.
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US urges calm in China-Japan row

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 6:36
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US urges "cooler heads to prevail" as tension intensifies between China and Japan in a row over disputed islands in the East China Sea.
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China sends ships in islands row

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 12:06
related countries: China China

Two Chinese patrol ships are sent to islands disputed with Japan, which has just completed a deal to buy the territory, state media in China say.
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Japan confirms islands purchase

Monday, September 10th 2012, 10:01
related countries: China China

The Japanese government confirms it intends to purchase disputed islands also claimed by China from private owners, amid tension over the issue.
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Japan revises down growth numbers

Monday, September 10th 2012, 1:08

Japan revises down its growth numbers for the second quarter, raising concerns about a slowdown in the world's third-largest economy.
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S Korea in islands military drill

Friday, September 7th 2012, 4:32
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's coast guard leads military exercises near islands also claimed by Japan, amid ongoing tension over the territorial row.
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Nomura in $1bn cost-cutting move

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 7:50

Japan's biggest brokerage, Nomura Holdings, unveils a plan to cut a further $1bn in costs in an attempt to streamline its business.
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VIDEO: Bridge over River Kwai revisited

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 7:41

The Bridge over the River Kwai, part of Japan's "Death Railway" built by PoWs is still in use and popular with visitors.
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Honda invests £267m in UK plant

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 23:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Honda, Swindon

Japanese car maker Honda is to invest £267m at its UK plant at Swindon as part of a plan to nearly double production.
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Japan 'to buy disputed islands'

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 8:11

Media reports from Japan say the government has reached a deal to buy disputed islands in the East China Sea from their private owner.
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Lenovo shares slide on NEC sale

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 5:43
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Shares of Chinese PC maker Lenovo dip in Hong Kong after Japan's NEC sells its entire stake in the firm.
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Sharp shares fall on Hon Hai note

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 5:00

Shares of Japan's Sharp dip after a report that it has offered to lower the price of its stake sale to Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry.
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Japan survey of disputed islands

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 12:00
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

A group of Japanese officials conduct a survey of a group of islands claimed by both Japan and China, drawing protests from Beijing.
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Sharp downgraded to 'junk' status

Friday, August 31st 2012, 9:24

Sharp, the struggling Japanese consumer electronics giant, has its credit rating cut to "junk" status by ratings agency Standard & Poor's.
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