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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

Japan court clears Ichiro Ozawa

Monday, November 12th 2012, 7:01

A high court upholds a decision to clear influential Japanese politician Ichiro Ozawa of wrongdoing in a political funding case.
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Japan economy enters contraction

Monday, November 12th 2012, 2:22

Japan's economy contracts in the July to September quarter as a global slowdown hurts exports and domestic consumption continues to remain subdued.
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Learning to lie in Japan

Monday, November 12th 2012, 1:58

How honesty is not always the best policy in Japan
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Made in Japan: Cool but expensive

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 22:14

Japanese companies combat strong yen with cool products
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China imposes tariffs on EU steel

Friday, November 9th 2012, 5:01
related countries: China China

China says it will impose anti-dumping tariffs on imports of stainless steel tubes from the European Union and Japan.
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Nepal man cleared of Japan murder

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 12:36
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A Japanese court formally acquits Govinda Prasad Mainali from Nepal, who spent 15 "horrible" years in jail for a murder he did not commit.
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Tepco seeks more government aid

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 9:50
related places: Fukushima

The owner of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Company, requests further financial help from the Japanese government.
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Nissan cuts profit forecast 20%

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 10:54
related countries: China China

Nissan slashes its full-year profit forecast by 20% after car sales slumped in China amid anti-Japanese protests.
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US-Japan military drills begin

Monday, November 5th 2012, 8:43
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US and Japan begin joint military exercises, amid simmering tensions with China over disputed islands in the East China Sea.
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Toyota ups annual profit forecast

Monday, November 5th 2012, 8:21
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota raises its annual profit forecast as it continues to recover from the impact of last year's natural disasters.
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Protest over Okinawa 'assault'

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 8:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

Japan protests to the US following an assault in Okinawa allegedly involving a member of the US military.
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JAL raises annual profit forecast

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 8:01

In its first results since returning from bankruptcy, Japan Airlines reports higher six-month profits and raises its full-year forecast.
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Sharp issues warning on survival

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 9:46

Japan's Sharp issues a warning about its future saying that it has found it tough to raise money amid mounting losses.
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Nomura gets biggest trading fine

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 5:59

Japan's biggest brokerage, Nomura Holdings, is fined $2.5m (£1.5m) for insider trading, the largest penalty handed down by the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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Panasonic shares drop on forecast

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 3:56

Shares of Japan's electronics giant Panasonic fall as investors worry about the firm's long-term future and its ability to turn around its business.
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Japan tsunami money 'misspent'

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 14:53

Japan has spent funds intended for reconstruction after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami on unrelated projects, a government audit finds.
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Will China fall flat on its face?

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 0:11

Will China fall flat on its face just like Japan?
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VIDEO: Branston sold by Premier Foods

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 15:54

Premier Foods has agreed to sell its Branston range of pickles and sauces to Japanese company Mizkan for £92.5m.
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Hitachi buys UK nuclear project

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 10:44
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hitachi

Japan's Hitachi has bought the UK's Horizon nuclear project from German companies E.On and RWE, giving it rights to build new power plants.
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Japan gets $138bn stimulus boost

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 10:26

The Bank of Japan takes further stimulus measures amid concerns that Japan's economic recovery may be running out of steam.
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WWII bomb closes Japan airport

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 3:37

A major airport in northern Japan is closed after an unexploded bomb believed to be from WWII is found near a runway.
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Islands row to hit Honda profits

Monday, October 29th 2012, 8:27
related countries: China China
related places: Honda

Honda cuts is annual profit forecast after anti-Japan protests in China hurt its sales in the country, its second-largest market.
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VIDEO: Dance off: Japan's senior cheerleaders

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 15:41

Eight teams of dancers, all over the age of 49, have faced off in Japan's annual senior cheerleading competition.
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Fukushima fish still contaminated

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 18:36

Levels of radioactive contamination in fish caught off the east coast of Japan remain elevated, official data shows.
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Tokyo governor to form new party

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 14:28
related places: Tokyo

Tokyo's outspoken governor Shintaro Ishihara says he is resigning to form a new national political party, ahead of expected general elections in Japan.
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Can women save Japan's economy?

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 23:02

Can more women in the workforce boost Japan's economy?
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S Korea MPs visit disputed isles

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 10:37
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean politicians visit a group of disputed islands despite a warning from Japan that the move could harm diplomatic ties.
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Japan gang-scandal minister quits

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 5:46

Japan's justice minister resigns weeks after taking office, citing ill health, amid a scandal over alleged ties to an organised crime group.
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Okinawa assembly in rape protest

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 5:53
related countries: United States United States

Okinawan lawmakers pass a protest resolution following the arrest of two US troops over the alleged rape of a Japanese woman.
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Japanese exports to China fall

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 5:31
related countries: China China

Japanese exports to China tumbled in September, compared to the previous year, as a territorial dispute between the two countries weighed on the economy.
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Japan gets phone call translator

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 23:49

Japan pioneers real-time telephone call translations
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VIDEO: Fresh tensions in island dispute

Friday, October 19th 2012, 14:55
related countries: China China

China's navy has started carrying out military exercises in the East China Sea, the latest move in a bitter territorial dispute with Japan.
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China in East China Sea exercises

Friday, October 19th 2012, 9:25
related countries: China China

China is conducting naval exercises in the East China Sea, state media report, amid heightened tensions with Japan over islands both claim.
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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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