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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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Activists clash with Japan whalers

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 11:41
related countries: Southern Ocean Southern Ocean

Japan's whaling fleet clashes with anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd in the Southern Ocean, with the activists saying their boat was rammed.
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Japan posts record trade deficit

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 4:41

Japan's monthly trade deficit hits a record in January after its recent monetary policy stance weakened its currency sharply.
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Japan shares up on weaker yen hopes

Monday, February 18th 2013, 7:04

Japanese shares rise after finance ministers of the G20 group of nations avoid singling out Japan for criticism over the recent yen weakness.
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Gold bars for tsunami-hit Japan port

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 2:44

People in a small Japanese fishing port devastated by the 2011 tsunami have been receiving gold bars in the post from an anonymous benefactor.
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VIDEO: Mystery golden gift to tsunami town

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 17:24
related places: Ishinomaki

At least three people in the small Japanese fishing port of Ishinomaki, which was devastated in the 2011 tsunami, have received gold bars from a mystery benefactor through the post.
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VIDEO: Original Iwo Jima statue auctioned

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 10:57
related countries: United States United States

The original sculpture commemorating the moment US Marines raised the stars and stripes on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima is being put up for auction.
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Guam knife attack toll rises

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 6:37
related countries: Guam Guam

The death toll from an attack in Guam rose to three after a Japanese man mown down by a car died of his injuries, officials say.
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Japanese economy worse than forecast

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 5:33

Japan's economy has shrunk for the third straight quarter, underlining the challenges the new government faces in reviving growth.
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Knifeman kills two in Guam attack

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 7:10
related countries: Guam Guam, United States United States

A man wielding a knife kills at least two Japanese tourists and injures 11 in the US Pacific territory of Guam, officials say.
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VIDEO: Sea turtle gets artificial flippers

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 17:39

A loggerhead sea turtle thought to have lost its front flippers in a shark attack is fitted with a prosthetic pair in an aquarium in Japan.
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Asian markets mixed on N Korea test

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 6:09

Asian markets have a mixed reaction to the nuclear test carried out by North Korea, its third since 2006.
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VIDEO: Japan's incredible shrinking building

Monday, February 11th 2013, 5:20

A company in Japan has come up with a new way of demolishing high-rise buildings in densely built-up areas, as an alternative to using wrecking balls or explosives.
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Japan steps up threat on China ship

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 5:30
related countries: China China

Japan says it may release evidence to prove a Chinese naval frigate locked its fire-control radar onto a Japanese ship near disputed islands.
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China rejects Japan radar allegation

Friday, February 8th 2013, 10:15
related countries: China China

China's Defence Ministry denies Japanese allegations that its navy ships twice put a radar lock on Japanese military vessels last month.
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Sony shares slump after losses

Friday, February 8th 2013, 9:34

Shares in the Japanese electronics maker Sony slump 10% as investors respond to the firm's latest results.
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Nissan profits fall on weak demand

Friday, February 8th 2013, 9:13

Japanese car maker Nissan reports a big fall in third quarter profits, blaming weak demand, but keeps its full-year forecast unchanged.
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Viewpoints: How serious are China-Japan tensions?

Friday, February 8th 2013, 1:19
related countries: China China

Expert views on Japan and China's mounting row
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Russian jets 'breach Japan airspace'

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 13:57
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Tokyo

Two Russian fighter jets have violated Japanese airspace, prompting Tokyo to scramble its own aircraft, Japanese reports say.
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Kids app 'translates' grown-up paper

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 13:44

An app that transforms adult newspapers into child-friendly text and animations has been launched in Japan.
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China to probe Japan radar claim

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 11:39
related countries: China China
related places: Tokyo

China says it is investigating Tokyo's claim it put a radar lock on a Japanese ship, but accuses Tokyo of "stirring up a crisis".
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Japan PM condemns China radar act

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 15:26
related countries: China China, United States United States

Japan's PM calls the move by a Chinese frigate to put a radar lock on a Japanese navy ship a "dangerous act", as the US warns against any escalation.
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All Nippon Airways cancels flights

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 10:04

Japan's All Nippon Airlines cancels an additional 368 flights in February, as problems with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner continue.
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VIDEO: Iconic buildings sculpted in snow

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 19:20
related places: Sapporo

The northern Japanese city of Sapporo is hosting the country's largest snow festival with giant sculptures of iconic Asian buildings on show.
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China 'locks radar' on Japan ship

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 13:21
related countries: China China
related places: Tokyo

A Chinese vessel locked its weapon-targeting radar on a Japanese ship near disputed islands, Tokyo says, amid mounting tensions over a territorial row.
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JAL ups full-year profit forecast

Monday, February 4th 2013, 7:29

Japan Airlines raises its full-year profit forecast despite a decline in earnings for the first three quarters and the grounding of its Dreamliner fleet.
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VIDEO: Footage shows quake shake Japan

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 10:38

Twelve people were injured after a powerful earthquake shook northern Japan, on Saturday night.
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Chinese boat ‘in Japanese waters’

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 12:01
related countries: China China

Japanese coastguards detain a Chinese boat for allegedly fishing in a Japanese exclusive economic zone amid an ongoing row over disputed islands.
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VIDEO: Japanese pop star's teary apology

Friday, February 1st 2013, 17:12

A Japanese pop star has shaved her head and offered a filmed apology after breaking her management firm's rules by spending a night with her boyfriend.
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'Sorry' Japan starlet shaves head

Friday, February 1st 2013, 16:19

Japanese pop star Minami Minegishi shaves her head and films an apology after breaking her band's rules by spending a night with her boyfriend.
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In pictures: Japanese zoo's unusual emergency drill

Friday, February 1st 2013, 11:32
related places: Tokyo

Tama Zoo in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, has an unusual way of testing its emergency procedures - by dressing up a member of staff as an escaped animal.
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Japan judo star jailed for rape

Friday, February 1st 2013, 11:24

Japan's two-time Olympic judo gold medallist Masato Uchishiba is jailed for five years for raping a student he had been coaching.
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VIDEO: 'Escaped zebra' caught in zoo drill

Friday, February 1st 2013, 11:03

Staff at a Japanese zoo have been practising emergency procedures designed to recapture escaped animals in the event of an earthquake.
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Australia protests over whaling ship

Friday, February 1st 2013, 3:15
related countries: Australia Australia, Southern Ocean Southern Ocean

Australia protests to Japan after a vessel from its whaling fleet entered Australia's exclusive economic zone in the Southern Ocean.
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Honda sees big jump in profits

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 7:59
related countries: United States United States

Japan's Honda reports a jump in third-quarter profits as US sales recover, but cuts its annual forecast as sales in China and Europe drop.
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Boeing defends Dreamliner battery

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 4:41

Boeing backs the battery used in the Dreamliner after Japanese airlines say they changed a number of them over the past few months.
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Japan judo coach 'beat athletes'

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 9:30

Japan's top female judo wrestlers were subjected to violence by their coach, officials have admitted, after 15 athletes made a joint complaint.
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Japan firms 'changed' 787 battery

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 6:58

Japan's two top airlines say they replaced a number of batteries in the 787 Dreamliners over the past months.
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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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