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News: Japan

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

Tepco releases Fukushima tapes

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 8:16
related places: Fukushima

Tokyo Electric Power Company, owner of the Fukushima nuclear plant, releases footage of how it managed meltdowns in three reactors.
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Japan hold on to book final berth

Monday, August 6th 2012, 18:52
related countries: France France

Japan hold on to beat France 2-1 at Old Trafford and secure their place in the Olympic women's final.
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Japan marks Hiroshima anniversary

Monday, August 6th 2012, 3:25
related places: Hiroshima

Japan marks the 67th anniversary of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima, amid growing anti-nuclear sentiments.
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VIDEO: Tsunami survivors experience Olympics

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 2:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Japanese children from the Tohoku region are in London for the Olympics.
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Sharp shares slump as losses grow

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 4:49

Shares in Japanese television maker Sharp drop 30% after it warns that losses this year will be eight times bigger than first thought.
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JAL to raise $8.5bn in re-listing

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 1:53

Japan Airlines is planning a share sale two years after it received a government-backed bailout in one of Japan's biggest bankruptcies.
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JAL profits boosted by strong yen

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 8:28

Japan Airlines' first-quarter profits more-than-double as it cuts costs and the strength of the yen boosts demand for international travel.
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Sony cuts annual profit forecast

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 7:38

Japanese electronics maker Sony cuts its forecast for annual profits by a third after it sees first quarter losses widen.
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VIDEO: Sublime Uchimura takes gold

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 22:31

Kohei Uchimura takes gymnastics all-around gold for Japan after a sublime display at the North Greenwich Arena.
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Tepco suffers big quarterly loss

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 11:57
related places: Fukushima

Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant, posts a $3.68bn quarterly loss as it struggles to recover from last year's nuclear crisis.
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Why the fax thrives in Japan

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 0:11

The country where the fax machine is thriving
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Japanese output in surprise fall

Monday, July 30th 2012, 5:59

Industrial production in Japan unexpectedly falls for the third consecutive month, reinforcing fears that the country's economy is losing steam.
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Japan ukulele players set record

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 14:45

Ukulele players in Japan set a new Guinness World Record for the largest ensemble of strummers.
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Japan women lose longevity crown

Friday, July 27th 2012, 3:36

Japanese women lose the top spot in global life expectancy rankings for the first time in 25 years, a government report says.
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Spain suffer shock Japan defeat

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 16:46
related countries: Spain Spain

Japan pull off the first shock of the Olympic football competition by beating 10-man Spain 1-0 at Hampden Park.
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Nissan profits hit by strong yen

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 12:29

Japanese carmaker Nissan reports a 15% drop in net profit in the first quarter after the strong yen hit its results.
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Nomura chief quits over scandal

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 10:20
related places: Nomura

The chief executive of Japan's Nomura Holdings resigns following a damaging insider-trading scandal at the investment bank.
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Canon shares dip as forecast cut

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 3:50

Shares in the Japanese camera and office equipment maker Canon fall after the firm cuts its earnings forecast.
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Japanese cars are 'most reliable'

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 23:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Honda

Japanese carmakers Honda, Toyota and Lexus are the most reliable used car brands in the UK, a survey finds.
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VIDEO: Volcano erupts in southern Japan

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 18:36
related places: Kagoshima

The Sakurajima volcano in Japan's southern Kagoshima region has erupted spewing volcanic ash onto Kagoshima City
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Euro hits 11-year low against yen

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 6:40
related countries: Spain Spain

The euro falls to an 11-year low against the Japanese yen amid fears that debt problems in Spain are worsening.
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Protests as US planes reach Japan

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 5:51
related countries: United States United States

Twelve Okinawa-bound US military aircraft arrive in Japan, amid protests by local residents over safety.
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Japan to probe Tepco 'cover-up'

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 11:15
related places: Fukushima

Japan's health ministry is to investigate a report that workers at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant were urged to disguise their exposure to radiation.
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Mizuho pays $128m to end CDO case

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 6:31
related countries: United States United States

Japanese bank Mizuho Financial will pay $128m (£82m) to settle claims that a US subsidiary inflated the value of financial instruments.
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Men's flight upgrade vexes women

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 13:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Japan's women footballers complain about being made to fly economy to the London Olympics while the men's team were in business class.
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VIDEO: Flooding wreaks havoc in Japan

Monday, July 16th 2012, 9:07

Residents of Japan's flood-hit areas are being allowed to return home after record rainfall that left thousands cut off and at least 26 people dead.
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Teams search in flood-hit Japan

Monday, July 16th 2012, 6:14

Residents of Japan's flood-hit areas are returning home, amid relief efforts after record rainfall that left more than 30 people dead or missing.
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Race to help Japan flood victims

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 14:28

Japanese troops airlift supplies to thousands trapped in mountainous districts cut off by floods on the southern island of Kyushu.
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In pictures: Japan floods

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 18:57

Torrential rains trigger a mass evacuation in southern Japan
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Thousands flee Japanese floods

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 11:48

About 250,000 people are ordered to leave their homes in south-west Japan after floods caused by heavy rain kill at least 20 people, officials say.
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VIDEO: Landslide warnings in south Japan

Friday, July 13th 2012, 15:46

The Meteorological Agency has issued heavy rain and landslide warnings across large parts of southern Japan.
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Aegis sale creates global giant

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 10:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

London-based marketing agency Aegis is sold to Japanese rival Dentsu for £3.2bn, creating Asia's largest communications company.
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VIDEO: Deadly floods sweep south-west Japan

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 9:52

At least four people are reported to have died, and 15 more are missing after parts of south-west Japan were hit by flooding.
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Asian shares fall on bank action

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 8:29
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Asian shares fall after South Korea makes a surprise interest rate cut while the Bank of Japan makes only minor changes to its stimulus programme.
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Japan's Ozawa forms rival party

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 17:12
related places: Ozawa

Veteran Japanese politician Ichiro Ozawa, who resigned from the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) over plans to raise sales tax, forms a new opposition party.
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Baby giant panda dies in Japan

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 9:46
related places: Tokyo

A baby giant panda born at a zoo in Tokyo last week, and widely celebrated by the Japanese public, has died.
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VIDEO: Japan mourns baby panda found dead

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 9:37

A rare baby panda, born amid much excitement in a Japanese zoo last week, has died.
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Japan lodges China ships protest

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 7:06
related countries: China China

Japan summons China's ambassador to protest against the appearance of Chinese patrol boats near a disputed chain of islands in the East China Sea.
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Japan trade measure disappoints

Monday, July 9th 2012, 1:13

Japan's current account surplus shrinks substantially as Japan's energy imports hurt its trade position.
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Donors pledge $16bn in Afghan aid

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 14:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Tokyo

Donors at a conference on Afghanistan pledge to give $16bn in civilian aid over four years, to safeguard its future after foreign forces leave.
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Japan FSA raps Olympus auditors

Friday, July 6th 2012, 11:31

Japan's financial regulator clears cameramaker Olympus's former auditors of negligence, but tells them to improve their supervision.
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Viewpoint: Fukushima's damning indictment

Friday, July 6th 2012, 7:16

But will Japan be able to learn lessons from nuclear disaster?
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Facebook buys into internet cable

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 16:30
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Facebook has bought into a fibre-optic undersea cabling that to improve connectivity between Malaysia, Korea, and Japan
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VIDEO: Japan nuclear crisis 'man-made'

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 12:06
related places: Fukushima

The crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant was "a profoundly man-made disaster", a Japanese parliamentary panel has said in a report.
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Japan nuclear crisis 'man-made'

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 11:09
related places: Fukushima

The crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant was "a profoundly man-made disaster", a Japanese parliamentary panel has said in a report.
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New baby panda for Japanese zoo

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 10:46
related places: Tokyo, Ueno

A giant panda gives birth at Tokyo's Ueno zoo, after being declared pregnant just days ago.
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Japan approves exchanges merger

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 5:59

Japan's competition watchdog approves the planned merger of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange.
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South Korea moots 'scientific' whaling

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 20:11
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea proposes resuming whaling as part scientific research programmes similar to Japan's, in a move widely criticised at the IWC.
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Aeon supermarket profits double

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 7:44

Japan's biggest supermarket operator, Aeon, says profits more than doubled to 13.1bn yen ($164m; £104m) in the three months to the end of May.
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Toyota and Honda US sales surge

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 4:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Honda, Toyota, June

Sales of Japanese carmakers Toyota and Honda surge in the US in June as they continue to recover from last year's quake and tsunami.
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ANA plans $2.6bn new share sales

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 3:05

Japan's All Nippon Airways says it plans to raise as much as $2.6bn (£1.6bn) by selling new shares to fund its expansion plans.
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Toshiba gets price fixing fine

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 2:17
related countries: United States United States

Japanese electronics maker Toshiba gets $87m (£55m) fine for conspiring to fix prices of liquid crystal display panels in the US.
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Russian visit sparks Japan ire

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 14:06
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev angers Japan by paying another visit to the disputed Kuril Islands.
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Micron to buy Elpida for $2.5bn

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 3:47

Micron Technologies agrees a deal to buy embattled Japanese chipmaker Elpida in a deal worth 200bn yen ($2.5bn; £1.6bn).
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Key faction deserts Japan's DPJ

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 9:51

Ichiro Ozawa and his faction resign from the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, amid a bitter row over the sales tax rise.
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Japan business sentiment improves

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 3:08

Japanese manufacturers are less pessimistic about business conditions, the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) Tankan survey shows.
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Protest as Japan restarts reactor

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 0:55
related places: Fukushima

Hundreds of protesters gather as Japan restarts the first nuclear reactor since the crisis at Fukushima last year.
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