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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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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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Viewpoint: Fukushima's damning indictment

Friday, July 6th 2012, 7:16

But will Japan be able to learn lessons from nuclear disaster?
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Facebook buys into internet cable

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 16:30
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Facebook has bought into a fibre-optic undersea cabling that to improve connectivity between Malaysia, Korea, and Japan
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VIDEO: Japan nuclear crisis 'man-made'

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 12:06
related places: Fukushima

The crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant was "a profoundly man-made disaster", a Japanese parliamentary panel has said in a report.
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Japan nuclear crisis 'man-made'

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 11:09
related places: Fukushima

The crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant was "a profoundly man-made disaster", a Japanese parliamentary panel has said in a report.
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New baby panda for Japanese zoo

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 10:46
related places: Tokyo, Ueno

A giant panda gives birth at Tokyo's Ueno zoo, after being declared pregnant just days ago.
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Japan approves exchanges merger

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 5:59

Japan's competition watchdog approves the planned merger of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange.
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South Korea moots 'scientific' whaling

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 20:11
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea proposes resuming whaling as part scientific research programmes similar to Japan's, in a move widely criticised at the IWC.
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Aeon supermarket profits double

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 7:44

Japan's biggest supermarket operator, Aeon, says profits more than doubled to 13.1bn yen ($164m; £104m) in the three months to the end of May.
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Toyota and Honda US sales surge

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 4:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Honda, Toyota, June

Sales of Japanese carmakers Toyota and Honda surge in the US in June as they continue to recover from last year's quake and tsunami.
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ANA plans $2.6bn new share sales

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 3:05

Japan's All Nippon Airways says it plans to raise as much as $2.6bn (£1.6bn) by selling new shares to fund its expansion plans.
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Toshiba gets price fixing fine

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 2:17
related countries: United States United States

Japanese electronics maker Toshiba gets $87m (£55m) fine for conspiring to fix prices of liquid crystal display panels in the US.
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Russian visit sparks Japan ire

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 14:06
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev angers Japan by paying another visit to the disputed Kuril Islands.
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Micron to buy Elpida for $2.5bn

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 3:47

Micron Technologies agrees a deal to buy embattled Japanese chipmaker Elpida in a deal worth 200bn yen ($2.5bn; £1.6bn).
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Key faction deserts Japan's DPJ

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 9:51

Ichiro Ozawa and his faction resign from the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, amid a bitter row over the sales tax rise.
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Japan business sentiment improves

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 3:08

Japanese manufacturers are less pessimistic about business conditions, the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) Tankan survey shows.
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Protest as Japan restarts reactor

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 0:55
related places: Fukushima

Hundreds of protesters gather as Japan restarts the first nuclear reactor since the crisis at Fukushima last year.
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South Korea postpones Japan pact

Friday, June 29th 2012, 11:08
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The South Korean government abruptly postpones signing a military intelligence agreement with Japan in response to anti-Japanese sentiment.
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Tepco nationalisation to go ahead

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 7:56
related places: Fukushima

Shareholders of Tokyo Electric Power Company, which operates the Fukushima nuclear power plant, agree to the nationalisation of the company.
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Japan house passes sales tax bill

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 8:55

Japan's lower house backs PM Yoshihiko Noda's controversial plan to double sales tax, but the vote lays bare a deep rift in the ruling party.
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Fukushima seafood goes on sale

Monday, June 25th 2012, 14:17
related places: Fukushima

Japan sells seafood caught off Fukushima's coast for the first time since the nuclear crisis, but offerings are limited due to contamination.
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Man Utd complete Kagawa signing

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 18:13
related places: Kagawa

Manchester United sign Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa from Borussia Dortmund for an undisclosed fee.
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VIDEO: Rare hat-shaped cloud in Japan

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 16:29

A rare cloud appeared near Mount Fuji after a strong typhoon swept through Japan.
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Challenge to China on rare earths

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 7:23
related countries: China China, Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam and Japan have opened a centre for research into rare earth minerals to challenge China's monopoly of supply.
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Deer eavesdrop on monkeys for food

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 6:42

Sika deer living in the forests of Japan listen in to macaque monkey chatter to find top foraging spots, say scientists.
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Japan's exports surge 10% in May

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 1:26

Japan's exports rise the most in 17 months in May easing concerns about the impact of a global slowdown on the Japanese economy.
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Tesco to leave Japanese market

Monday, June 18th 2012, 11:54

Tesco is to exit Japan in a two-stage process that will first see it sell a half-stake in its Japanese business to the country's Aeon group.
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VIDEO: Japan PM Noda orders nuclear restart

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 7:21
related places: Fukushima

Japan has announced that it will restart two nuclear reactors - the first to go back online since all the country's plants were closed following last year's Fukushima crisis.
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Japan PM orders reactor restart

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 5:31
related places: Fukushima

Japan is to restart two nuclear reactors - the first to go back online since plants were shut down after the last year's Fukushima crisis.
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VIDEO: Japan suspect 'hid in plain sight'

Friday, June 15th 2012, 9:37
related places: Tokyo

Japanese police have arrested the final fugitive they were seeking in connection with a sarin nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system that killed 13 people in 1995.
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Police arrest Japan cult fugitive

Friday, June 15th 2012, 3:26
related places: Tokyo

Japanese police arrest the last fugitive of the Aum Shinrikyo cult wanted for the 1995 nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway, ending a 17-year manhunt.
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Spider-Man film launches in Tokyo

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 8:27
related places: Tokyo

The latest reboot of the Spider-Man film series premieres in Tokyo, with actor Andrew Garfield making his debut in the title role.
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