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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

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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Japan loses faith in traditional politics

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 0:25

Japan questions traditional party politics
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Japan business sentiment worsens

Friday, December 14th 2012, 2:17

Sentiment among Japan's big manufacturers worsens in the three months to December, underlining the weakness in its economy.
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VIDEO: Japan voters 'sick of old politics'

Friday, December 14th 2012, 0:20

Japan goes to the polls on Sunday in an election that could shake up the country's political landscape.
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Economic policies irk Japanese businesses

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 23:49

A Japanese business owner talks economics before the election
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VIDEO: Japan's 94-year-old election candidate

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 15:05
related places: Tokyo

A 94-year-old from the suburbs of Tokyo is hoping to make history by winning election to the Japanese Parliament’s lower house.
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Japan accuses China of intrusion

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 14:04
related countries: China China

Japan accuses China of violating its airspace, after a Chinese plane was observed over disputed islands in the East China Sea.
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Robot 'race' to fix nuclear plant

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 16:37
related places: Fukushima

Japanese company Mitsubishi has joined the race to build a radiation-resistant robot to work on the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.
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Renesas shares flat on bailout

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 8:52

Shares of embattled Japanese chipmaker Renesas end the day little changed despite the firm securing a 150bn yen ($1.8bn; £1.1bn) bailout.
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Japanese data suggests recession

Monday, December 10th 2012, 8:08

Revisions to Japan's economic growth figures suggest that the world's third-largest economy is in recession.
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Quake sparks Japan tsunami scare

Friday, December 7th 2012, 15:25

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes 245km off Japan's eastern coast, triggering a small tsunami and sparking evacuations.
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VIDEO: Teacher on moment Japan quake hit

Friday, December 7th 2012, 13:02

An English teacher has described the moment a 7.3 magnitude earthquake was felt in the town where he was teaching a group of seven-year-olds.
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US ships to track N Korea launch

Friday, December 7th 2012, 7:28
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US moves warships to track a North Korean rocket set to launch this month as Japan orders its military to shoot down debris over its territory.
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Goal-line technology used by Fifa

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 17:14

Fifa uses GoalRef and Hawk-Eye goal-line technology for the first time at Club World Cup, which started on Thursday in Japan.
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VIDEO: Christmas treat for dog and owner

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 11:03

A Japanese pastry chef is selling a special Christmas treat which can be shared by dogs and their owners.
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Japan police raid tunnel operator

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 8:27

Police in Japan raid the offices of the company responsible for operating the Sasago tunnel that collapsed on Sunday.
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VIDEO: Right wing parties rise in Japan

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 23:51

Opinion polls show support for right wing nationalist parties is building as the campaign to elect Japan's next government begins.
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Japan orders tunnel inspections

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 12:45
related places: Tokyo

Japan orders emergency inspections of road tunnels after nine people were killed in a roof collapse west of the capital Tokyo.
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Japan tunnel collapse killed nine

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 5:16

Nine people are now confirmed to have died when a major tunnel collapsed in Japan, crushing three vehicles with concrete panels.
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Japan tunnel collapse traps cars

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 15:22
related places: Tokyo

At least seven people are missing after a major road tunnel collapses west of Tokyo, trapping a number of vehicles, Japanese media say.
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VIDEO: Japan's $1.3m giant moving robot

Friday, November 30th 2012, 17:01

Inspired by his love of science-fiction films, a Japanese artist builds a giant, pilotable robot worth $1.3m.
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Putin back trouble played down

Friday, November 30th 2012, 11:59
related countries: Russia Russia

The Kremlin plays down a decision by Japan's prime minister to put off a visit to Russia amid speculation about President Vladimir Putin's health.
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Japan in second stimulus package

Friday, November 30th 2012, 6:17

Japanese lawmakers approve another stimulus package to revive growth, as the flagging economy becomes a key issue in the upcoming general election.
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Japanese giants in merger boost

Friday, November 30th 2012, 1:50
related places: Hitachi

Shares in Japanese infrastructure giants Hitachi and Mitsubishi Heavy soar after a decision to merge their thermal power businesses.
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Giant remote-control robot built

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 12:58

A Japanese man's made his childhood dreams come true by building a giant robot.
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Bodies found off Japanese coast

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 12:21
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Five decomposing bodies are found in a boat with Korean language markings which washed ashore near Japan's west coast.
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VIDEO: Meet the last of the Japan's ninjas

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 6:02

There are just few ninjas left in Japan, and Mariko Oi meets two of them as she explains their history and takes a look at their future.
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Japan's ninjas heading for extinction

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 1:59

Japan has one, or two, ninjas left - but there will be no more
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VIDEO: The $4.2m Christmas decoration

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 15:05

A Japanese jewellery store is offering customers the chance to buy a revolving Christmas tree made out of $4.2m worth of pure gold.
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VIDEO: Is this man Japan's last true ninja?

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 0:11

Jinichi Kawakami, a 63-year old engineer, is Japan's last true ninja.
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Japan exports dip for fifth month

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 2:56
related countries: China China

Japan's exports fall for a fifth straight month after demand in China and the European Union weakens, adding to fears about the economy.
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Japan PM set for general election

Friday, November 16th 2012, 11:48

Japanese PM Yoshihiko Noda dissolves parliament ahead of an election next month seen as unlikely to deliver a clear winner.
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Japan averts its 'fiscal cliff'

Friday, November 16th 2012, 8:07

Japan's lawmakers pass a crucial bill that will allow the government to pay for a large chunk of its expenses, averting a potential fiscal cliff.
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Yen dips on Japan election plan

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 6:25

Japan's yen falls after Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda says he is set to dissolve parliament and hold a snap election.
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VIDEO: Rare aerial footage of waterspout

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 19:37

Rare aerial footage from Japanese broadcaster Fuji TV has captured a large waterspout over the ocean in Wakayama Prefecture.
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