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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: news

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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VIDEO: Japanese businesses keep it in the family

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 23:40

For generations in Japanese businesses, sons have always taken on the top job and there has been a unique method to ensure there is a always a male heir to inherit the role.
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Fears grow over Japan-China trade

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 12:30
related countries: China China
related places: Tokyo

Fears grow over the possible economic impact of the dispute between China and Japan if the row over islands in the East China Sea is not resolved soon.
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Fresh protests in China-Japan row

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 9:19
related countries: China China

Fresh anti-Japan protests erupt in China over disputed islands amid heightened tension on the anniversary of Japan's invasion of north-east China.
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China protests hit Japanese firms

Monday, September 17th 2012, 14:13
related countries: China China

Some of Japan's biggest firms - Panasonic, Canon and Honda - suspend operations at some factories in China amid violent anti-Japan protests.
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VIDEO: Anti-Japan protests hit China

Monday, September 17th 2012, 9:50
related countries: China China

Protesters in China have targetted Japanese car manufacturers and electronics firms.
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New US-Japan missile defence plan

Monday, September 17th 2012, 8:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US and Japan agree to set up a second missile defence system on Japanese soil to defend against missile threats from North Korea, officials say.
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China claims island boat success

Monday, September 17th 2012, 6:22
related countries: China China

After a weekend of anti-Japanese protests across China, Beijing says six boats sent to patrol disputed islands at the centre of the row completed their task.
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US alarm over Asia territory rows

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 16:18
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Asia

Escalating territorial disputes in Asia, such as the one between China and Japan, could trigger wider conflicts, the US defence secretary warns.
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Japan urges China to stop attacks

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 4:48
related countries: China China

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda urges China to ensure the safety of Japanese citizens as protests intensify over disputed islands.
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Anti-Japan protests across China

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 15:00
related countries: China China

Angry protesters besiege Japanese diplomatic missions and businesses in cities around China, as a row over disputed islands escalates.
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Japan in nuclear phase-out plan

Friday, September 14th 2012, 10:32
related places: Fukushima

The Japanese government unveils a plan to phase out nuclear power by 2030, in a major policy shift after last year's Fukushima disaster.
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China ships sail amid islands row

Friday, September 14th 2012, 8:10
related countries: China China

Six Chinese surveillance ships briefly enter waters around islands claimed by both Japan and China, amid a bitter territorial dispute.
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US urges calm in China-Japan row

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 6:36
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US urges "cooler heads to prevail" as tension intensifies between China and Japan in a row over disputed islands in the East China Sea.
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China sends ships in islands row

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 12:06
related countries: China China

Two Chinese patrol ships are sent to islands disputed with Japan, which has just completed a deal to buy the territory, state media in China say.
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Japan confirms islands purchase

Monday, September 10th 2012, 10:01
related countries: China China

The Japanese government confirms it intends to purchase disputed islands also claimed by China from private owners, amid tension over the issue.
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Japan revises down growth numbers

Monday, September 10th 2012, 1:08

Japan revises down its growth numbers for the second quarter, raising concerns about a slowdown in the world's third-largest economy.
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S Korea in islands military drill

Friday, September 7th 2012, 4:32
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's coast guard leads military exercises near islands also claimed by Japan, amid ongoing tension over the territorial row.
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Nomura in $1bn cost-cutting move

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 7:50

Japan's biggest brokerage, Nomura Holdings, unveils a plan to cut a further $1bn in costs in an attempt to streamline its business.
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VIDEO: Bridge over River Kwai revisited

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 7:41

The Bridge over the River Kwai, part of Japan's "Death Railway" built by PoWs is still in use and popular with visitors.
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Honda invests £267m in UK plant

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 23:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Honda, Swindon

Japanese car maker Honda is to invest £267m at its UK plant at Swindon as part of a plan to nearly double production.
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Japan 'to buy disputed islands'

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 8:11

Media reports from Japan say the government has reached a deal to buy disputed islands in the East China Sea from their private owner.
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Lenovo shares slide on NEC sale

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 5:43
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Shares of Chinese PC maker Lenovo dip in Hong Kong after Japan's NEC sells its entire stake in the firm.
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Sharp shares fall on Hon Hai note

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 5:00

Shares of Japan's Sharp dip after a report that it has offered to lower the price of its stake sale to Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry.
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Japan survey of disputed islands

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 12:00
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

A group of Japanese officials conduct a survey of a group of islands claimed by both Japan and China, drawing protests from Beijing.
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Sharp downgraded to 'junk' status

Friday, August 31st 2012, 9:24

Sharp, the struggling Japanese consumer electronics giant, has its credit rating cut to "junk" status by ratings agency Standard & Poor's.
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Tokyo court gives win to Samsung

Friday, August 31st 2012, 6:24
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Tokyo

A court in Tokyo rules that Samsung Electronics did not infringe on patents held by Apple, a victory for the South Korean company.
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Japan's industrial output falls

Friday, August 31st 2012, 3:06

Japan's industrial output unexpectedly dropped in July as a slowdown in global demand hurt the country's exports.
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Tokyo braced for higher power costs

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 21:50
related places: Tokyo

Tokyo firms and households face higher electricty costs
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VIDEO: Fishy goings-on at Tokyo expo

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 20:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Tokyo

Designer tanks in an aquarium in Tokyo, decorated prosthetic limbs on show in London and other art stories from around the world.
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Japan and North Korea renew talks

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 3:31
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

Government officials from Japan and North Korea meet in Beijing for their first direct talks in four years.
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Japan urges probe on flag attack

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 6:29
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Japan calls an incident in which an unknown man ripped the flag off a car carrying its ambassador in Beijing "very regrettable".
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Flag ripped off Japan envoy's car

Monday, August 27th 2012, 15:15
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

An assailant has snapped the flag off the car of Japan's envoy to Beijing, amid heightened tension caused by a dispute over a small island group.
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Okinawa typhoon heads to S Korea

Monday, August 27th 2012, 8:21
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Okinawa

A powerful typhoon heads towards South Korea after lashing the Japanese island of Okinawa, causing power cuts and paralysing transport.
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Typhoon lashes Japan's Okinawa

Monday, August 27th 2012, 1:55
related places: Okinawa

A powerful typhoon moves past the Japanese island of Okinawa, causing power cuts and forcing thousands of residents to take cover.
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VIDEO: Japanese isle battered by typhoon

Monday, August 27th 2012, 1:26
related places: Okinawa

Japan has been feeling the full force of a powerful typhoon, which is crossing the Okinawa islands.
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Syria reporter's body flown home

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 13:16
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

The body of Japanese reporter Mika Yamamoto, killed in the Syrian city of Aleppo, is repatriated, as three other journalists remain missing.
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Konta closes in on US Open spot

Friday, August 24th 2012, 7:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Britain's Johanna Konta moves to within one win of the US Open main draw after beating Japan's Kurumi Nara.
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VIDEO: Japan's PM meets anti-nuclear protesters

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 14:59
related places: Tokyo

Anti-nuclear activists meet the Japanese prime minister inside his official residence in Tokyo after a week of demonstrations outside calling for a halt to the return to the use of nuclear power.
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Sony cuts 1,000 mobile phone jobs

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 11:56

Sony, the loss-making Japanese electronics and entertainment company, is cutting 1,000 jobs from its mobile phone division, as part of cost-saving measures.
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Japan exports fall on weak demand

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 7:21
related countries: China China

Japan reports a wider-than-expected trade deficit in July, as slowing demand from China and Europe weighs on exports.
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VIDEO: Japanese journalist killed in Syria

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 15:05
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

A Japanese journalist, Mika Yamamoto, has been killed in the conflict-torn Syrian city of Aleppo, Tokyo has confirmed.
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Japan journalist killed in Syria

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 3:15
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

A Japanese journalist, Mika Yamamoto, has been killed reporting fighting in Aleppo, Syria, Japan's foreign ministry confirms.
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Anti-Japan protests across China

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 17:25
related countries: China China

Anti-Japanese protests take place in cities across China after Japanese nationalists raised their country's flag on disputed islands.
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VIDEO: Anti-Japan protests across China

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 15:03
related countries: China China

Anti-Japanese protests take place in cities across China after Japanese nationalists raised their country's flag on disputed islands.
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Tainted pickles kill six in Japan

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 11:22

At least six people have died in Japan and about 100 others have become ill after eating contaminated pickles, health officials say.
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