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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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Philips to exit hi-fis and video

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 8:03
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch consumer electronics giant Philips is to sell off its home entertainment business, including hi-fis and DVD players, to Japan's Funai Electric.
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Japan eases US beef import curbs

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 2:16
related countries: United States United States

Japan opens the door for increased imports of beef from the US, as it eases restrictions that have been in place for almost a decade.
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No Boeing 787 battery fault found

Monday, January 28th 2013, 15:36

Safety inspectors in Japan find no faults with the battery used on Boeing's Dreamliner, raising fears about how long the 787s will be grounded.
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Toyota reclaims number one title

Monday, January 28th 2013, 7:36
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota regains its slot as the world's biggest vehicle maker, capping a year of a dramatic turnaround in its fortunes.
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Japan receives nine Algeria dead

Friday, January 25th 2013, 17:32
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Tokyo

A plane carrying the bodies of nine Japanese victims of the Algerian hostage crisis, as well as seven survivors, lands in Tokyo.
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Japan-China in talks to calm row

Friday, January 25th 2013, 7:37
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

An envoy for Japanese PM Shinzo Abe meets China's leader Xi Jinping in Beijing, amid a growing territorial dispute.
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Taiwan activists in islands bid

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 8:05
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

A boatload of Taiwanese activists are turned back by Japanese coastguards as they try to reach a disputed group of East China Sea islands.
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Japan runs record trade deficit

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 1:57
related countries: China China

Japan posts a record high trade deficit of 6.9tn yen ($78bn) for 2012, as exports to Europe and China continue their plunge.
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Japan confirms new hostage deaths

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 18:34
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Japan confirms two more deaths in the Algerian hostage crisis, bringing the number of Japanese victims to nine.
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Japan in 'aggressive' growth move

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 8:13

The Bank of Japan doubles its inflation target to 2% and promises open-ended asset purchases from 2014, meeting key demands of the new government.
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Penguins are 'efficient' killers

Monday, January 21st 2013, 20:02

Video footage of Adelie penguin foraging habits reveal intimate details of the birds' efficient hunting style, say Japanese scientists.
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China anger at US islands remarks

Monday, January 21st 2013, 13:07
related countries: China China, United States United States

China's foreign ministry strongly criticises the US for backing Japan's control of a disputed group of islands in the East China Sea.
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Dreamliner battery maker in probe

Monday, January 21st 2013, 9:12
related countries: United States United States

US and Japanese authorities begin a joint investigation into the Japanese battery maker for Boeing's troubled 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
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Huawei sees 33% jump in profit

Monday, January 21st 2013, 6:43
related countries: China China
related places: Huawei

Chinese phone equipment maker Huawei forecasts a 33% jump in profit boosted by strong performance in markets such as Europe and Japan.
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Sony sells New York HQ for $1.1bn

Friday, January 18th 2013, 9:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Manhattan

Sony agrees to sell its US headquarters in Manhattan for $1.1bn (£690m) as the troubled Japanese music group seeks to raise cash.
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Regulators ground all Boeing 787s

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 14:48
related countries: United States United States

All of Boeing's flagship 787 Dreamliner planes are taken out of service following concerns about battery safety, the first major aircraft grounding since 1979.
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Japan emergency hits Dreamliners

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 22:53

Japan's two main airlines ground their Boeing 787 Dreamliners after one was forced to make an emergency landing because of battery problems.
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Japan PM in South East Asia push

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 12:03
related countries: China China

Japan's Shinzo Abe is in South East Asia on his first overseas visit as PM, in what is seen as a diplomatic push amid strained China ties.
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Yen concerns spark Nikkei fall

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 8:04

Japan's stock market suffers its biggest one-day fall in eight months after government ministers expressed concerns about the weak yen.
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Realm of the Senses director dies

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 16:32

Japanese filmmaker Nagisa Oshima, best known for his sexually explicit film In The Realm of the Senses, dies at the age of 80.
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China 'to conduct islands survey'

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 7:58
related countries: China China

China says it will carry out a survey of islands in the East China Sea at the centre of a bitter territorial row with Japan.
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Japan orders Dreamliner inquiry

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 7:48

Japan's transport ministry launches an investigation into what caused two fuel leaks on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet operated by Japan Airlines.
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East Japan hit by heavy snowfall

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 6:19

Heavy snowfall in eastern Japan brings disruption to road, rail and air transport, leaving one man dead.
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Japan gets $116bn stimulus boost

Friday, January 11th 2013, 7:15

Japanese government approves a fresh 10.3 trillion yen ($116bn; £72bn) stimulus package in an attempt to spur a revival in its economy.
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Abe: China's row handling 'wrong'

Friday, January 11th 2013, 6:02
related countries: China China

Japan's new PM criticises China for allowing Japanese businesses to be harmed amid the territorial row, as more defence spending is approved.
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VIDEO: Giant squid filmed in natural habitat

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 21:57

A giant squid measuring 3m (9ft) has been filmed in its natural habitat for the first time by a team of scientists and broadcasters working off the coast of Japan.
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VIDEO: Fresh safety fears for Dreamliner 787

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 21:34

Two fresh setbacks have hit Boeing's 787 Dreamliner plane, days after an electrical fire broke out on board a Japan Airlines Dreamliner on Monday.
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Japan eyes military spend boost

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 6:52

Japan's defence ministry seeks more funds for military spending, amid news the defence budget will increase for the first time in 10 years.
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Boeing Dreamliner catches fire

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 13:11
related places: Tokyo

Japan Airlines says that a fire broke out on one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners shortly after it landed in Boston following a flight from Tokyo.
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Japanese protest over China ships

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 7:20
related countries: China China
related places: Tokyo

Japan's new government summons China's envoy over a territorial row, amid reports Tokyo is to increase defence spending.
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Japan car sales jump by a quarter

Monday, January 7th 2013, 11:58

Car sales in Japan jumped by more than a quarter last year as the industry recovered from 2011's earthquake and tsunami, figures show.
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Japan tuna fetches record $1.7m

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 7:29
related places: Tokyo, Tsukiji

A single bluefin tuna sells for $1.7m in Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market. almost triple the record price set last year.
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Japan tries to soothe S Korea row

Friday, January 4th 2013, 13:26
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A Japanese special envoy meets the South Korean president-elect in Seoul in a move aimed at helping soothe relations between the two countries.
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Why do innocent people confess to crimes?

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 23:19

Why in Japan do innocent people confess to crimes?
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AUDIO: What happened to the Fukushima 50?

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 10:57
related places: Fukushima

Tokyo correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports on what has happened to villages around Fukushima since the disaster and the workers who were there at the time.
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VIDEO: Outcry over Japan's forced confessions

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 0:13

In recent months there has been a public outcry over an alarming number of wrongful arrests in Japan where innocent people confessed to crimes they didn't commit.
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VIDEO: Mascots schooled in Japan

Monday, December 31st 2012, 6:06

There is a mini-boom in the use of mascots in Japan and one woman is making it her mission to ensure they are of a high quality.
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Japan 'seizes China fishing boat'

Monday, December 31st 2012, 0:31
related countries: China China

A Chinese fishing boat is detained by Japan's coast guard for allegedly fishing inside Japanese waters, Chinese officials say.
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Japan PM praises Fukushima work

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 15:54
related places: Fukushima

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe praises workers during a visit to the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, after his government said it could reintroduce nuclear power.
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Japan's Tepco sued by US sailors

Friday, December 28th 2012, 3:13
related countries: United States United States

Tokyo Electric Power Company, owner of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, is sued by eight US sailors over radiation exposure.
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Japan data affirms weak economy

Friday, December 28th 2012, 1:54

Japan reports weak economic data, underlining the challenges the new government faces in reviving growth in the world's third-largest economy.
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VIDEO: Cardboard cathedral for New Zealand

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 15:51
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch

A Japanese architect is building a cardboard cathedral in New Zealand's earthquake devastated city of Christchurch.
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Japan to review nuclear phase-out

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 11:07
related places: Fukushima

Japan's new government says it will review the plan agreed after the Fukushima disaster to abandon nuclear power.
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Yen at 27-month low versus dollar

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 4:35
related countries: United States United States

The Japanese yen dips to a 27-month low against the US dollar amid speculation that policymakers will take steps to weaken the currency.
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Toyota agrees $1bn US recall deal

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 23:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota agrees to pay more than $1bn in a settlement of US lawsuits dating back to the recall of millions of cars in 2009 and 2010.
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Japan's Shinzo Abe names cabinet

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 14:30

Japan's new prime minister Shinzo Abe unveils his cabinet line-up as he begins the task of economic revitalisation.
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Toyota poised to retake top spot

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 10:17
related places: Toyota

Toyota is set to reclaim the title of world's biggest carmaker in 2012, after natural disasters pushed the Japanese firm into third place in 2011.
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Japan gets $119bn stimulus boost

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 7:28

The Bank of Japan boosts its key stimulus measure in an attempt to revive growth in the world's third-largest economy.
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Mitsubishi shares fall on recall

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 3:51

Shares of Mitsubishi Motors fall after the firm announces that it will recall 1.2 million cars in Japan to fix faulty oil engine seals.
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Japan whalers win activist ban

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 4:41
related countries: Southern Ocean Southern Ocean, United States United States

A US court orders conservation group Sea Shepherd to stay at least 500 yards away from Japan's whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean.
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Japan exports dip for sixth month

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 2:05

Japan's exports fall for a sixth straight month, underlining the issues faced by the incoming government set to take charge in the coming days.
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Japan faces up to Chinese shadow

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 0:44
related countries: China China

Japan eyes power shift as Beijing tensions simmer
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Why do Japanese politicians wave fish?

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 0:12

Why do Japanese politicians celebrate by waving fish?
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Japan's Abe warns on road ahead

Monday, December 17th 2012, 11:20

Shinzo Abe says his party must "move forward and achieve results" following its landslide victory in Japan's general election.
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Japanese shares rise on Abe win

Monday, December 17th 2012, 6:35

Japanese shares rise and the yen dips after the Liberal Democratic Party, led by Shinzo Abe, won Japan's general elections.
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VIDEO: Dramatic comeback for Japan's LDP

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 21:47

Japan's right-wing Liberal Democratic Party is set to form a government, after a dramatic comeback in Sunday's general election, barely three years after it suffered a historic defeat.
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Japan's Abe vows tough China line

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 15:29
related countries: China China

The leader of Japan's opposition LDP vows a tough stance in territorial disputes with China, as his party looks set to win a large election majority.
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Abe set to win Japanese election

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 12:16

Japan's LDP is set to return to power after a sweeping election win, exit polls say, with leader Shinzo Abe vowing a tough stance on China.
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Japan set for general election

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 11:31
related countries: China China

Candidates in the Japanese general election on Sunday have been making their final pleas for support but many voters remain undecided.
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