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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 ministers in shrine visit

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 12:08
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea
related places: Beijing, Seoul, Yasukuni

Two Japanese ministers visit the controversial Yasukuni shrine, as Beijing and Seoul criticise opposition leader Shinzo Abe's visit a day earlier.
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Japan eyes fresh stimulus boost

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 2:16

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda orders his cabinet to draw up fresh stimulus measures in a bid to spur economic growth.
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US troops held over Okinawa rape

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 7:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

Two US troops are arrested over the alleged rape of a Japanese woman in Okinawa, amid ongoing opposition to the US military footprint there.
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VIDEO: New record for world's oldest man

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 12:49

A Japanese man is named the world's oldest for the second year in a row by Guinness World Records.
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Softbank to buy control of Sprint

Monday, October 15th 2012, 9:51
related countries: United States United States

Mobile phone company Softbank is to buy 70% of US carrier Sprint Nextel for $20.1bn (£12.5bn), the biggest overseas acquisition by a Japanese firm.
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Britain's Watson wins Japan Open

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 11:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Heather Watson wins the Japan Open to become the first British woman to take a WTA singles title since 1988.
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Pedrosa closes gap with Japan win

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 6:30

Dani Pedrosa beats Jorge Lorenzo to win in Japan and cut Lorenzo's championship lead to 28 points with three races left.
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Lorenzo takes dramatic Japan pole

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 8:59

Jorge Lorenzo breaks the track record to snatch pole from title rival Dani Pedrosa for Sunday's Japanese MotoGP.
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Pedrosa heads practice in Japan

Friday, October 12th 2012, 8:42

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa is quickest in practice for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix, ahead of championship leader Jorge Lorenzo.
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Sprint talks hit Softbank shares

Friday, October 12th 2012, 7:42
related places: Tokyo

Shares in Japanese mobile phone company Softbank fall 16.9% in Tokyo after confirmation that it is in takeover talks with Sprint Nextel.
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China in Japan IMF meeting snub

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 10:55
related countries: China China

China's central bank governor is missing the IMF and World Bank meetings in Japan, as a territorial row between the two nations rumbles on.
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US team aim to make human sperm

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 2:25
related countries: United States United States

US researchers say they will redouble their efforts to create human sperm from stem cells following the success of a Japanese study involving mice.
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The tsunami debris washed from Japan to Oregon

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 1:49
related countries: United States United States

Debris from Japan stirs emotions on US Pacific coast
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VIDEO: Keeping samurai skills afloat in Japan

Monday, October 8th 2012, 19:31

An old samurai combative swimming style is being kept alive in the modern swimming pools of Japan.
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Massa expected to stay at Ferrari

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 11:15

Ferrari are expected to retain Felipe Massa for 2013 following his second place in the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Vettel wins as Alonso taken out

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 7:36

Sebastian Vettel takes a dominant victory in the Japanese GP to put himself in a strong position to win the world title.
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Japan victory possible - Button

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 8:59

Jenson Button is confident he can fight for victory in Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix despite starting eighth.
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Dominant Vettel takes Japan pole

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 6:13

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel was in a league of his own as he took pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Murray beaten in Japan Open semi

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 6:13
related countries: Canada Canada

Defending champion Andy Murray squanders two match points as he loses his Japan Open semi-final to Canada's Milos Raonic.
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Vettel quickest in final practice

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 3:10
related places: Suzuka

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber set the pace in final practice for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.
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VIDEO: Tiny Asian islands hotly disputed

Friday, October 5th 2012, 8:30
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The Dokdo islands, which are only inhabited by handful of people, are being contested by Japan and South Korea.
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Murray makes semi-finals in Japan

Friday, October 5th 2012, 7:20
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Defending champion Andy Murray beats Swiss opponent Stanislav Wawrinka to reach the semi-finals of the Japan Open.
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Webber heads Hamilton at Suzuka

Friday, October 5th 2012, 6:40
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Red Bull's Mark Webber heads McLaren's Lewis Hamilton in Japan Friday practice, as Michael Schumacher crashes.
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Skin cells become 'grandparents'

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 22:31

Stem cells have become "grandparents" after generations of life were created in experiments by scientists in Japan.
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Driverless Nissan can park itself

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 13:19
related places: Tokyo

An electric car able to park itself and come to the driver when "called" has been unveiled at this week's Ceatec 2012 show in Tokyo.
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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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