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Japan to restart whaling programme

Friday, September 19th 2014, 9:22

Japan vows to restart its Antarctic whaling programme next year despite an International Whaling Commission vote that the hunt is illegal.
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Spy claims over absent China envoy

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 9:33
related countries: China China, Iceland Iceland

A Chinese newspaper calls for clarification about China's envoy to Iceland, who has gone missing amid rumours he was a Japanese spy.
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Sony shares tumble on loss warning

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 9:17
related places: Tokyo

Sony shares plunged by up to 12% in Tokyo trading after it warned of a bigger than expected annual loss because of its mobile business.
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Hiroshima artworks to go on show

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 0:24
related places: Hiroshima

Powerful and disturbing paintings by survivors of the 1945 atomic bomb in Hiroshima are to go on show outside Japan for the first time.
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Sony predicts increased losses

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 14:21

Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony says its annual loss may be more than four times bigger than initially forecast, due to its struggling mobile business.
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Japan watchdog backs reactor restart

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 3:57

Japan's nuclear regulator gives formal safety sign-off for two reactors to restart, moving the tsunami-hit nation closer to a resumption of nuclear energy.
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Japanese confidence dips in August

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 6:07

Japanese consumer confidence worsened for the first time in four months in August, an official survey suggests.
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Japanese economy contracts 1.8%

Monday, September 8th 2014, 8:37

Japan's economy contracts more than forecast, shrinking 1.8% in the April-to-June quarter from the previous three months, official figures show.
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Nishikori stuns Djokovic in semis

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 19:22
related countries: United States United States

Kei Nishikori beats world number one Novak Djokovic at the US Open to become Japan's first Grand Slam singles finalist.
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Japan PM's plane 'tracked online'

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 6:08

Japan's government confirms that the paths of official aircraft used by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were posted online by a flight-tracking website.
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Japan PM boosts women in cabinet

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 14:00

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe brings five women into the cabinet as he reshuffles his ministers amid falling poll ratings.
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VIDEO: The park blamed for Japan's dengue fever

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 11:44

Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected.
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Japan tackles dengue fever outbreak

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 5:47

Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected.
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Japan wage growth surges in July

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 3:14

Japanese wages unexpectedly log their strongest increase since 1997, which may provide a boost to consumer confidence and spending.
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Nuclear vow at Japan-India talks

Monday, September 1st 2014, 12:44
related countries: India India

India's PM Narendra Modi and Japan's Shinzo Abe agree at their summit to speed up talks on a nuclear energy pact.
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VIDEO: India and Japan PMs meet in Tokyo

Monday, September 1st 2014, 9:56
related places: Tokyo

India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, meets Japan's Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on his first major foreign visit since taking office.
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VIDEO: Meet Japan's Batman - Chibatman

Monday, September 1st 2014, 0:17

The BBC's meets Chibatman - a Japanese man who dresses as Batman to make Japanese people smile and who has become an internet sensation.
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Biggest Japan defence budget sought

Friday, August 29th 2014, 10:45
related countries: China China

Japan's defence ministry has requested its biggest ever budget amid severe tensions with China over a maritime dispute in the East China Sea.
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Japan's economy signals weakness

Friday, August 29th 2014, 4:11

Japan's economy shows signs of stagnation and weakness as households spent less and factory output stays flat in July.
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Japan PM marks war criminal ceremony

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 10:06
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe sent a message to a ceremony honouring war criminals, official confirm, amid strained ties with China and South Korea.
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Race to find Japan landslide victims

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 4:42
related places: Hiroshima

Rescuers search desperately for survivors in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture where a landslide killed at least 42 people, with 43 still missing.
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Rain hampers Japan landslide rescue

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 11:05
related places: Hiroshima

Heavy rain hampers rescue operations in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture where a landslide killed at least 39 people, with 51 still missing.
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Friday, August 22nd 2014, 8:31
related places: Hiroshima

Heavy rain is delaying a search for more than 50 people believed buried under a landslide on the edge of the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
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VIDEO: Man, 111, named world's oldest

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 11:12

The world's oldest man has been named as Sakuri Momoi, who is 111 years old and living in Japan.
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VIDEO: Search through mud for Japan survivors

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 5:44

The number of people in Japan known to have been killed in landslides, triggered by torrential rain, has risen to 39.
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Rescuers comb Japan landslide site

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 5:14
related places: Hiroshima

Rescuers are still combing through the site of a landslide triggered on Wednesday by torrential rain in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture.
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Rain sparks deadly Japan landslides

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 10:45
related places: Hiroshima

At least 32 people have been killed in landslides caused by heavy rain that buried houses in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, officials say.
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China fines 12 Japan car parts firms

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 6:59
related countries: China China

China levies a record fine totalling 1.24bn yuan ($202m; £121m) on twelve Japanese car parts companies for price-fixing.
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Japanese exports rebound in July

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 5:43

Exports from Japan show a surprise pick-up in July, reigniting hopes of growth for the world's third largest economy.
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US Navy: WW2 wreck found in Java Sea

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 16:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Java

The US Navy confirms a wreck on the bottom of the Java sea is the USS Houston, sunk by the Japanese in World War Two with as many as 700 men aboard.
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Chugai hits record on takeover talk

Monday, August 18th 2014, 2:42
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Roche

Shares of Japan's Chugai Pharmaceutical rise to a record on reports Swiss drug giant Roche is looking to take control of the company.
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US hails Okinawa base move start

Friday, August 15th 2014, 7:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

The United States says it welcomes the start of a military base relocation project in Japan's Okinawa, amid protests by local residents.
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Japan ministers in Yasukuni visit

Friday, August 15th 2014, 7:29
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea
related places: Yasukuni

Two cabinet ministers visit the Yasukuni shrine to mark Japan's World War Two surrender, angering South Korea and China.
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Chopsticks: A Japanese access issue

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 0:45

Why are chopsticks so important for Japan’s disabled?
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Japan angry at Russian army drills

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 10:53
related countries: Russia Russia

Japan says it will strongly protest to Russia over military exercises on disputed islands off northern Japan
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Japanese economy contracts sharply

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 1:34

The Japanese economy contracts by 6.8% from the previous year after a recently introduced sales tax held back consumer spending.
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Typhoon Halong slams into Japan

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 3:58

More than one million people are advised to evacuate their homes as powerful Typhoon Halong hits south-western Japan.
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VIDEO: Japan military move causes concern

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 13:00
related places: Nagasaki

The mayor of Nagasaki has urged the Japanese government to heed mounting public concern over its decision to give the military greater freedom to act.
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Markets rattled by air strike fears

Friday, August 8th 2014, 20:23
related countries: Australia Australia, Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Stock markets showed volatility on Friday over worries about the impact of conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine.
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China car probe spreads to Toyota

Friday, August 8th 2014, 9:12
related places: Toyota

China's anti-monopoly investigation into foreign car manufacturers spreads to Toyota as authorities probe the Japanese company's Lexus brand.
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VIDEO: 'Origami' robots fold into action

Friday, August 8th 2014, 8:48

Ancient Japanese art inspires researchers to design self-folding robots that behave like "real-life transformers".
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Stem cell scientist found dead

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 18:58

A Japanese scientist involved in a scandal over discredited stem cell research has been found dead in an apparent suicide.
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Toyota sees quarterly profits rise

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 9:36
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota posts a small increase in quarterly profits, as strong sales in North America and Europe offset a fall in Japan.
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Japan security environment 'severe'

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 5:58
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

The security environment around Japan has become "increasingly severe" amid tensions with China and concern over North Korea, a white paper says.
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China food scandal hurts McDonalds

Monday, August 4th 2014, 18:03
related countries: China China

The fast-food chain McDonalds says a food scare in China and Japan is having a "significant negative impact" on sales in the region.
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Spirited Away maker halts production

Monday, August 4th 2014, 8:38

Japanese animated film-maker Studio Ghibli, responsible for hits including Oscar winner Spirited Away, announces a halt in production.
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Japan gives Vietnam six navy ships

Friday, August 1st 2014, 11:44
related countries: China China, Vietnam Vietnam

Japan is giving Vietnam six naval ships for patrols in the South China Sea, amid regional tension over competing maritime claims with China.
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Sharp posts 55% rise in profit

Friday, August 1st 2014, 9:17

Japanese electronics maker Sharp posts a 55% increase in its operating profit for the April-to-June quarter.
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Tesla and Panasonic to build factory

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 20:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Electric, Tesla

Electric carmaker Tesla is to team up with Japanese electronics firm Panasonic to build a battery manufacturing plant in the US.
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Sony's profits jump on sales of PS4

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 7:08

Sony reports better-than-expected profits for the first quarter, helped by robust sales of its PS4 gaming console and a weak Japanese currency.
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Japan's ANA cancels Burmese deal

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 10:21
related countries: Burma Burma

Japan's ANA Holdings cancels its plan to buy a 49% stake in Asian Wings Airways, an airline based in Myanmar, also known as Burma.
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Airbus cancels Skymark contract

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 12:51

Airbus cancels its contract with Japan's Skymark Airlines for the purchase of six A380 aircraft.
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Japan girl 'admits dismemberment'

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 12:19

The Japanese schoolgirl arrested on Sunday has reportedly confessed to killing and dismembering her classmate, say local media
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Japanese girl 'dismembers classmate'

Monday, July 28th 2014, 6:12

A high school girl has been arrested on suspicion of killing and dismembering a classmate, Japanese police say.
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The island looking to China for brides

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 23:04
related countries: China China

The Japanese island looking to China for brides
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VIDEO: Japan's Mount Fuji made out of rice

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 10:54

Artists in Japan use a paddy field measuring 140m by 100m to create a giant scene from a legend about Mount Fuji using different coloured rice plants.
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Japan 'vagina artist' arrest debated

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 9:01

A woman who makes art based on her vagina is arrested on obscenity allegations, sparking debate in Japan.
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Japan reactors pass restart hurdle

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 4:41

Japan's nuclear regulator gives preliminary approval for two reactors at a nuclear plant in the south of the country to restart.
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VIDEO: The art of sushi: Takayo Kiyato

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 5:21

Japanese sushi artist Takayo Kiyato shows off some of her edible works.
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Japan enters the 'dumbwalking' era

Monday, July 14th 2014, 21:26

A risk of pile-ups as Japan joins the smartphone revolution
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Strong quake off east Japan coast

Friday, July 11th 2014, 20:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Iwaki

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake hits an ocean rea east of Iwaki city on the Japanese island of Honshu, the US Geological Survey says.
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VIDEO: Japan typhoon creates fatal landslide

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 10:02

A 12-year-old boy is the latest victim of Japan's Typhoon Neoguri as a landslide crashes through the town of Nagiso destroying buildings in its path.
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VIDEO: Drone helps Fukushima clean-up

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 22:39
related places: Fukushima

Scientists at the University of Bristol have successfully mapped radiation levels around a Japanese power station using a drone.
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VIDEO: Typhoon batters Japanese islands

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 14:04
related places: Okinawa

A powerful typhoon has battered the Okinawa islands, in the south of Japan, killing two people and forcing hundreds of thousands to seek shelter.
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N Korea fires 'short-range missiles'

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 2:59
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea fires two suspected short-range missiles off eastern coast into the sea, South Korea says, in the fourth such test in two weeks.
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