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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

Activists quizzed amid island row

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 11:00
related countries: China China
related places: Okinawa

Japanese police question a group of activists who landed on disputed islands, amid reports that Tokyo could deport them.
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Japan arrests group in island row

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 16:57
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Japanese police arrested 14 pro-China activists who landed on disputed islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, reports say.
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Fresh fears spark Sharp sell-off

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 11:23

Shares in Japan's electronics group Sharp fall to their lowest in nearly 37 years amid concerns losses will balloon this year.
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Lee: History 'harming Japan ties'

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 7:41
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak says ties with Japan are being hampered by its stance on historical issues.
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Japan women's team gets upgraded

Monday, August 13th 2012, 15:29

Japan's Olympic women's football team is upgraded to business class on its flight home after complaining about being given worse seats than the male players.
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Fukushima butterflies 'abnormal'

Monday, August 13th 2012, 15:17

Exposure to radioactive material released into the environment has caused mutations in butterflies found in Japan, a study suggests.
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Miyaichi moves to Wigan on loan

Monday, August 13th 2012, 13:16

Wigan complete the signing of Arsenal midfielder and Japan international Ryo Miyaichi on a season-long loan deal.
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S Koreans swim to disputed island

Monday, August 13th 2012, 11:13

More than 40 South Koreans begin a relay swim to islands also claimed by Japan, amid a serious diplomatic row between the two neighbours.
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Steel giants in $1.4bn venture

Monday, August 13th 2012, 5:56

BlueScope and Nippon Steel, Australia and Japan's biggest steelmakers, agree a $1.4bn deal in a bid to capture greater market share.
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Japan economic growth pace slows

Monday, August 13th 2012, 2:13

Japan's economic growth slows in the second quarter as the eurozone crisis hurts exports and domestic consumption remains subdued.
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Japan end wait for wrestling gold

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 14:03

Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu wins the 66kg freestyle to become the first Japanese man to win wrestling gold for 24 years.
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S Korea Olympic footballer barred

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 18:24
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The IOC tells South Korea to bar one of its footballers from a medal ceremony after he allegedly held up a political message.
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South Korea beat Japan to bronze

Friday, August 10th 2012, 21:03
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea beat Japan 2-0 in Cardiff to clinch the Olympic bronze medal.
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S Korean visit to disputed islets

Friday, August 10th 2012, 14:28
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's president visits islands also claimed by Japan, in a move that raises diplomatic tensions.
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Japan sales tax clears final vote

Friday, August 10th 2012, 11:38

Japan's parliament passes a contentious bill to double the country's sales tax to 10% by 2015, a move that could spark an early election.
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VIDEO: USA win thrilling football final

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 22:03
related countries: United States United States

United States' women's football team retain their Olympic title by beating Japan 2-1 in a thrilling Wembley final.
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Mexico beat Japan to reach final

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 18:13
related countries: Brazil Brazil, South Korea South Korea, Mexico Mexico

Mexico will play Brazil or South Korea in the men's Olympic football final after coming from behind to defeat Japan 3-1.
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China women win table tennis gold

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 17:28
related countries: China China, Singapore Singapore, United Kingdom United Kingdom

China's women win team gold at London 2012 after a dominant display against opponents Japan, while Singapore take bronze.
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Tepco releases Fukushima tapes

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 8:16
related places: Fukushima

Tokyo Electric Power Company, owner of the Fukushima nuclear plant, releases footage of how it managed meltdowns in three reactors.
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Japan hold on to book final berth

Monday, August 6th 2012, 18:52
related countries: France France

Japan hold on to beat France 2-1 at Old Trafford and secure their place in the Olympic women's final.
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Japan marks Hiroshima anniversary

Monday, August 6th 2012, 3:25
related places: Hiroshima

Japan marks the 67th anniversary of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima, amid growing anti-nuclear sentiments.
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VIDEO: Tsunami survivors experience Olympics

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 2:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Japanese children from the Tohoku region are in London for the Olympics.
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Sharp shares slump as losses grow

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 4:49

Shares in Japanese television maker Sharp drop 30% after it warns that losses this year will be eight times bigger than first thought.
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JAL to raise $8.5bn in re-listing

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 1:53

Japan Airlines is planning a share sale two years after it received a government-backed bailout in one of Japan's biggest bankruptcies.
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JAL profits boosted by strong yen

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 8:28

Japan Airlines' first-quarter profits more-than-double as it cuts costs and the strength of the yen boosts demand for international travel.
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Sony cuts annual profit forecast

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 7:38

Japanese electronics maker Sony cuts its forecast for annual profits by a third after it sees first quarter losses widen.
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VIDEO: Sublime Uchimura takes gold

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 22:31

Kohei Uchimura takes gymnastics all-around gold for Japan after a sublime display at the North Greenwich Arena.
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Tepco suffers big quarterly loss

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 11:57
related places: Fukushima

Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant, posts a $3.68bn quarterly loss as it struggles to recover from last year's nuclear crisis.
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Why the fax thrives in Japan

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 0:11

The country where the fax machine is thriving
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Japanese output in surprise fall

Monday, July 30th 2012, 5:59

Industrial production in Japan unexpectedly falls for the third consecutive month, reinforcing fears that the country's economy is losing steam.
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Japan ukulele players set record

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 14:45

Ukulele players in Japan set a new Guinness World Record for the largest ensemble of strummers.
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Japan women lose longevity crown

Friday, July 27th 2012, 3:36

Japanese women lose the top spot in global life expectancy rankings for the first time in 25 years, a government report says.
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Spain suffer shock Japan defeat

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 16:46
related countries: Spain Spain

Japan pull off the first shock of the Olympic football competition by beating 10-man Spain 1-0 at Hampden Park.
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Nissan profits hit by strong yen

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 12:29

Japanese carmaker Nissan reports a 15% drop in net profit in the first quarter after the strong yen hit its results.
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Nomura chief quits over scandal

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 10:20
related places: Nomura

The chief executive of Japan's Nomura Holdings resigns following a damaging insider-trading scandal at the investment bank.
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Canon shares dip as forecast cut

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 3:50

Shares in the Japanese camera and office equipment maker Canon fall after the firm cuts its earnings forecast.
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Japanese cars are 'most reliable'

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 23:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Honda

Japanese carmakers Honda, Toyota and Lexus are the most reliable used car brands in the UK, a survey finds.
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VIDEO: Volcano erupts in southern Japan

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 18:36
related places: Kagoshima

The Sakurajima volcano in Japan's southern Kagoshima region has erupted spewing volcanic ash onto Kagoshima City
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Euro hits 11-year low against yen

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 6:40
related countries: Spain Spain

The euro falls to an 11-year low against the Japanese yen amid fears that debt problems in Spain are worsening.
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Protests as US planes reach Japan

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 5:51
related countries: United States United States

Twelve Okinawa-bound US military aircraft arrive in Japan, amid protests by local residents over safety.
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Japan to probe Tepco 'cover-up'

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 11:15
related places: Fukushima

Japan's health ministry is to investigate a report that workers at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant were urged to disguise their exposure to radiation.
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Mizuho pays $128m to end CDO case

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 6:31
related countries: United States United States

Japanese bank Mizuho Financial will pay $128m (£82m) to settle claims that a US subsidiary inflated the value of financial instruments.
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Men's flight upgrade vexes women

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 13:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Japan's women footballers complain about being made to fly economy to the London Olympics while the men's team were in business class.
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VIDEO: Flooding wreaks havoc in Japan

Monday, July 16th 2012, 9:07

Residents of Japan's flood-hit areas are being allowed to return home after record rainfall that left thousands cut off and at least 26 people dead.
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Teams search in flood-hit Japan

Monday, July 16th 2012, 6:14

Residents of Japan's flood-hit areas are returning home, amid relief efforts after record rainfall that left more than 30 people dead or missing.
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Race to help Japan flood victims

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 14:28

Japanese troops airlift supplies to thousands trapped in mountainous districts cut off by floods on the southern island of Kyushu.
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In pictures: Japan floods

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 18:57

Torrential rains trigger a mass evacuation in southern Japan
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Thousands flee Japanese floods

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 11:48

About 250,000 people are ordered to leave their homes in south-west Japan after floods caused by heavy rain kill at least 20 people, officials say.
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VIDEO: Landslide warnings in south Japan

Friday, July 13th 2012, 15:46

The Meteorological Agency has issued heavy rain and landslide warnings across large parts of southern Japan.
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Aegis sale creates global giant

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 10:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

London-based marketing agency Aegis is sold to Japanese rival Dentsu for £3.2bn, creating Asia's largest communications company.
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VIDEO: Deadly floods sweep south-west Japan

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 9:52

At least four people are reported to have died, and 15 more are missing after parts of south-west Japan were hit by flooding.
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Asian shares fall on bank action

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 8:29
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Asian shares fall after South Korea makes a surprise interest rate cut while the Bank of Japan makes only minor changes to its stimulus programme.
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Japan's Ozawa forms rival party

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 17:12
related places: Ozawa

Veteran Japanese politician Ichiro Ozawa, who resigned from the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) over plans to raise sales tax, forms a new opposition party.
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Baby giant panda dies in Japan

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 9:46
related places: Tokyo

A baby giant panda born at a zoo in Tokyo last week, and widely celebrated by the Japanese public, has died.
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VIDEO: Japan mourns baby panda found dead

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 9:37

A rare baby panda, born amid much excitement in a Japanese zoo last week, has died.
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Japan lodges China ships protest

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 7:06
related countries: China China

Japan summons China's ambassador to protest against the appearance of Chinese patrol boats near a disputed chain of islands in the East China Sea.
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Japan trade measure disappoints

Monday, July 9th 2012, 1:13

Japan's current account surplus shrinks substantially as Japan's energy imports hurt its trade position.
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Donors pledge $16bn in Afghan aid

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 14:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Tokyo

Donors at a conference on Afghanistan pledge to give $16bn in civilian aid over four years, to safeguard its future after foreign forces leave.
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Japan FSA raps Olympus auditors

Friday, July 6th 2012, 11:31

Japan's financial regulator clears cameramaker Olympus's former auditors of negligence, but tells them to improve their supervision.
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