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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

Man Utd agree deal to sign Kagawa

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 8:22
related places: Kagawa

Manchester United agree a deal reported to be worth an initial £12m to sign Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa from Borussia Dortmund.
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Japan PM Noda reshuffles cabinet

Monday, June 4th 2012, 8:53

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda reshuffles his cabinet in a bid to gain opposition support for a bill to increase sales tax.
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Crown starfish in mass stranding

Monday, June 4th 2012, 7:29

More than 800 crown-of-thorns starfish found on a single beach in Japan in January stranded themselves because they starved, say researchers.
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Dounreay tips on Fukushima work

Monday, June 4th 2012, 1:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Fukushima

Efforts to clean up a seabed off Scotland's coast could provide Japan with solutions to dealing with Fukushima's aftermath.
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Japan 'doomsday cult member' held

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 14:20
related places: Tokyo

A woman who may be a Japanese cult member wanted for the 1995 gas attacks on the Tokyo subway has been arrested, Japanese media say.
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Japan output weaker than expected

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 4:35

Japan's factory output is weaker than expected in April because of slower demand for electronics goods, according to official figures.
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Japan makes games piracy arrest

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 20:42

Nintendo says Japan has used a new law to crack down on adapters that allow the use of pirated games.
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Murray wins comfortably in Paris

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 17:06
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Britain's Andy Murray opens his French Open campaign with a 6-1 7-5 6-0 victory over Tatsuma Ito of Japan.
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China to launch yen-yuan trade

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 3:52
related countries: China China

China will allow direct trading of the yuan and the Japanese yen next month, in a move aimed at promoting trade between Asia's two biggest economies.
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Two held over death of student

Monday, May 28th 2012, 18:41
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United States United States

Two American men are being held in Japan over the death of an Irish student.
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Kan: 'Blame state for Fukushima'

Monday, May 28th 2012, 9:18
related places: Fukushima

Former Japanese leader Naoto Kan tells a parliamentary commission on the Fukushima disaster the state should be held responsible for the crisis.
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Chip firm Renesas sees shares dip

Monday, May 28th 2012, 2:59

Japanese chipmaker Renesas sees its shares tumble to a record low amid reports it is planning to raise cash and cut jobs.
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Murray to face Ito in first round

Friday, May 25th 2012, 10:13
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Ito

Britain's Andy Murray is drawn to face Tatsuma Ito of Japan, the world number 69, in the opening round of the French Open.
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VIDEO: Tokyo's fugitive penguin recaptured

Friday, May 25th 2012, 8:33
related places: Tokyo

A young penguin which escaped from a Tokyo aquarium is caught after more than two months on the loose in the Japanese capital.
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Fuel costs spur Japan price rise

Friday, May 25th 2012, 5:08

Japan's consumer prices rise in April, spurred by rising fuel and energy costs, official data shows.
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Japan's fugitive penguin caught

Friday, May 25th 2012, 3:00
related places: Tokyo

A young penguin which escaped from a Tokyo aquarium is caught after more than two months on the loose in the Japanese capital.
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Japan radiation levels are 'low'

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 11:03
related places: Fukushima

Radiation levels in most of Japan are below cancer-causing levels a year after the Fukushima plant accident, a World Health Organisation report says.
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Doha and Baku cut from 2020 list

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 23:00
related countries: Qatar Qatar, Spain Spain
related places: Doha, Madrid

Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid will compete to host the 2020 Olympics after Doha and Baku were cut from the list.
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Japan exports lower than forecast

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 1:33
related countries: China China

Japan's exports rise less-than-forecast in April hurt by a drop in shipments to China and Western Europe.
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Japan downgraded on debt concerns

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 14:19

Japan's credit rating is downgraded by two levels by credit rating agency Fitch on concerns about the country's high levels of debt.
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Tallest tower in Tokyo opening

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 5:07

Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest broadcasting tower at 634m and double the height of the Eiffel tower, opens to the public.
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S Korea urges North on 'new path'

Monday, May 21st 2012, 3:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea, United States United States

South Korea urges North Korea to follow a 'different path to peace' at the start of talks with the US and Japan, amid fears of a third nuclear test.
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Japan urges cuts in power usage

Friday, May 18th 2012, 9:26

Japan urges businesses and households to cut electricity use by up to 15% to avoid possible blackouts.
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Japan launches S Korea satellite

Friday, May 18th 2012, 2:07

Japan completes its first successful commercial launch of a foreign-made satellite early on Friday, marking its entry into the launch business.
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Rebuilding spurs Japan economy

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 6:51

Japan's economy grows by 1.0% between January and March compared with the previous three months, official figures show.
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Escapee penguin 'found' in Tokyo

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 15:34
related places: Tokyo

A young penguin which escaped from Tokyo's Sea Life Park has reportedly been spotted swimming in waters around the Japanese capital.
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Japan banks forecast tough year

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 8:27

Japan's biggest banks expect a tough year ahead, with two of the top three forecasting falls in profits as domestic demand for loans dampens.
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JAL profits boosted by cost cuts

Monday, May 14th 2012, 10:30

Japan Airlines, which went bankrupt two years ago, posts an annual net profit of 186.6bn yen ($2.3bn; £1.5bn) thanks to cost cuts.
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Tepco reports loss as costs soar

Monday, May 14th 2012, 6:28
related places: Fukushima

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) reports a full-year net loss as it struggles with trillions of yen in costs related to the nuclear crisis at its power plant in Fukushima.
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Booker T bassist Donald Dunn dies

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 9:27
related places: Tokyo

Bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn, who played on hits including Respect, Soul Man and Green Onions, dies in Japan, hours after two concerts in Tokyo.
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Chile astronomer murder charges

Friday, May 11th 2012, 23:34
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Santiago

A Chilean man is charged with murdering leading Japanese astronomer Koichiro Morita during a robbery in Santiago this week.
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Sony reports record annual loss

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 7:31

Japanese electronics maker Sony reports a record annual loss as natural disasters and a strong yen hurt its earnings.
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Tepco shares up on state control

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 3:43

Shares in Tokyo Electric Power Company surge after the government approved its business plan and said it would take control of the firm.
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Japan to take control of Tepco

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 11:31

The Japanese government is to take a controlling stake in Tokyo Electric Power in return for a 1 trillion yen ($12.5bn; £7.8bn) taxpayer bailout.
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VIDEO: Tornado hits eastern Japan

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 10:51

A tornado has ripped through part of eastern Japan killing a teenage boy and injuring dozens of other people.
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VIDEO: Protesters call for nuclear free Japan

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 13:56

In Japan, thousands of people have taken to the streets to celebrate the temporary switching off of the country's last operating nuclear reactor.
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Japan closes last nuclear reactor

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 9:06

Japan begins the process of shutting down its last nuclear reactor, leaving the country without any nuclear power for the first time since 1970.
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VIDEO: What now for Japan's nuclear stations?

Friday, May 4th 2012, 6:03

With Japan's last operating nuclear reactor due to go offline for maintenance, the future of the country's nuclear industry is in doubt.
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Nuclear future uncertain in Japan

Friday, May 4th 2012, 0:48

With no working reactors, has Japan's nuclear age ended?
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Pet parakeet tells police address

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 4:48
related places: Tokyo

A lost pet parakeet gets home safely in Tokyo after telling its home address to local police - a trick it was taught by its owner.
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VIDEO: Biker delighted at tsunami Harley find

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 15:19
related countries: Canada Canada

The owner of a Harley Davidson swept away by last year's tsunami in Japan is delighted that the motorbike has been found washed up on the Canadian coast.
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Japan tsunami Harley owner found

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 14:54
related countries: Canada Canada

The owner has been found of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that drifted to Canada after being swept out to sea in the 2011 Japanese tsunami.
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Japanese firms in $2bn gas deal

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 6:54

Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsui & Co agree to buy a 14.7% stake in Woodside Petroleum's Browse LNG project for $2bn (£1.2bn).
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VIDEO: Tokyo 'to buy disputed islands'

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 4:24
related countries: China China
related places: Tokyo

Tokyo's governor says he plans to buy a group of islands at the centre of a dispute between Japan and China.
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N Korea's 'provocations must end'

Monday, April 30th 2012, 22:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

US President Obama and Japanese PM Noda warn North Korea its "old pattern of provocation" - including a recent failed rocket launch - is over.
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VIDEO: Japanese Harley washes up in Canada

Monday, April 30th 2012, 20:27
related countries: Canada Canada

The motorcycle was inside a container and was registered in the Miyagi Prefecture, an area hit by the tsunami last year.
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Japan PM on US trip to boost ties

Monday, April 30th 2012, 3:18
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Washington

Japanese PM Yoshihiko Noda is meeting US President Barack Obama in Washington to boost ties amid tension over North Korea's recent rocket launch.
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Japan makes $123bn stimulus move

Friday, April 27th 2012, 5:23

The Bank of Japan increases its stimulus programme for the second time in just over two months in a bid boost economic growth.
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US and Japan reach Okinawa deal

Friday, April 27th 2012, 3:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa, Marines, Asia

The United States agrees to move thousands of Marines based in Okinawa out of Japan to Hawaii, Guam and other locations in Asia.
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Japan clears top politician Ozawa

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 4:01
related places: Ozawa

Influential Japanese politician and backroom power-broker Ichiro Ozawa is found not guilty in a funding scandal.
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Tsunami football found in Alaska

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 17:58

A football swept away by the tsunami and found on an Alaskan island is to be returned after its teenage Japanese owner was identified.
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Japan agrees Burma debt write-off

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 12:11
related countries: Burma Burma

Japan agrees to write off more than $3.7bn (£2.29bn) of debt to Burma as its president continues his first visit there.
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Burma leader in Japan to talk aid

Friday, April 20th 2012, 13:41
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese President Thein Sein is in Japan for a visit expected to focus on financial aid and debt relief, as the EU prepares to suspend sanctions.
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Escaped bears kill women in Japan

Friday, April 20th 2012, 10:52

Two women are killed after bears escape from their enclosures at a park in northern Japan - people are being told to stay indoors.
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Car shipments boost Japan exports

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 5:01

Japan's exports rose in March, data shows, boosted by a jump in car shipments as the sector continues to recover from last year's natural disasters.
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Japan glass firm's US boss quits

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 3:27
related countries: United States United States

Japan's Nippon Sheet Glass says its American chief executive, Craig Taylor, has resigned over "disagreements with the board".
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Toshiba buys IBM unit for $850m

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 7:21

Japanese electronics maker Toshiba Corporation agrees to buy IBM's point-of-sale business in a $850m (£534m) deal.
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Tokyo 'to buy disputed islands'

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 17:44
related countries: China China
related places: Tokyo

Tokyo's governor Shintaro Ishihara says he plans to use public money to buy a group of islands at the centre of a dispute with China.
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