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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

Regulators ground all Boeing 787s

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 14:48
related countries: United States United States

All of Boeing's flagship 787 Dreamliner planes are taken out of service following concerns about battery safety, the first major aircraft grounding since 1979.
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Japan emergency hits Dreamliners

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 22:53

Japan's two main airlines ground their Boeing 787 Dreamliners after one was forced to make an emergency landing because of battery problems.
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Japan PM in South East Asia push

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 12:03
related countries: China China

Japan's Shinzo Abe is in South East Asia on his first overseas visit as PM, in what is seen as a diplomatic push amid strained China ties.
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Yen concerns spark Nikkei fall

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 8:04

Japan's stock market suffers its biggest one-day fall in eight months after government ministers expressed concerns about the weak yen.
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Realm of the Senses director dies

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 16:32

Japanese filmmaker Nagisa Oshima, best known for his sexually explicit film In The Realm of the Senses, dies at the age of 80.
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China 'to conduct islands survey'

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 7:58
related countries: China China

China says it will carry out a survey of islands in the East China Sea at the centre of a bitter territorial row with Japan.
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Japan orders Dreamliner inquiry

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 7:48

Japan's transport ministry launches an investigation into what caused two fuel leaks on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet operated by Japan Airlines.
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East Japan hit by heavy snowfall

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 6:19

Heavy snowfall in eastern Japan brings disruption to road, rail and air transport, leaving one man dead.
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Japan gets $116bn stimulus boost

Friday, January 11th 2013, 7:15

Japanese government approves a fresh 10.3 trillion yen ($116bn; £72bn) stimulus package in an attempt to spur a revival in its economy.
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Abe: China's row handling 'wrong'

Friday, January 11th 2013, 6:02
related countries: China China

Japan's new PM criticises China for allowing Japanese businesses to be harmed amid the territorial row, as more defence spending is approved.
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VIDEO: Giant squid filmed in natural habitat

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 21:57

A giant squid measuring 3m (9ft) has been filmed in its natural habitat for the first time by a team of scientists and broadcasters working off the coast of Japan.
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VIDEO: Fresh safety fears for Dreamliner 787

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 21:34

Two fresh setbacks have hit Boeing's 787 Dreamliner plane, days after an electrical fire broke out on board a Japan Airlines Dreamliner on Monday.
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Japan eyes military spend boost

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 6:52

Japan's defence ministry seeks more funds for military spending, amid news the defence budget will increase for the first time in 10 years.
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Boeing Dreamliner catches fire

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 13:11
related places: Tokyo

Japan Airlines says that a fire broke out on one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners shortly after it landed in Boston following a flight from Tokyo.
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Japanese protest over China ships

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 7:20
related countries: China China
related places: Tokyo

Japan's new government summons China's envoy over a territorial row, amid reports Tokyo is to increase defence spending.
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Japan car sales jump by a quarter

Monday, January 7th 2013, 11:58

Car sales in Japan jumped by more than a quarter last year as the industry recovered from 2011's earthquake and tsunami, figures show.
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Japan tuna fetches record $1.7m

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 7:29
related places: Tokyo, Tsukiji

A single bluefin tuna sells for $1.7m in Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market. almost triple the record price set last year.
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Japan tries to soothe S Korea row

Friday, January 4th 2013, 13:26
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A Japanese special envoy meets the South Korean president-elect in Seoul in a move aimed at helping soothe relations between the two countries.
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Why do innocent people confess to crimes?

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 23:19

Why in Japan do innocent people confess to crimes?
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AUDIO: What happened to the Fukushima 50?

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 10:57
related places: Fukushima

Tokyo correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports on what has happened to villages around Fukushima since the disaster and the workers who were there at the time.
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VIDEO: Outcry over Japan's forced confessions

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 0:13

In recent months there has been a public outcry over an alarming number of wrongful arrests in Japan where innocent people confessed to crimes they didn't commit.
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VIDEO: Mascots schooled in Japan

Monday, December 31st 2012, 6:06

There is a mini-boom in the use of mascots in Japan and one woman is making it her mission to ensure they are of a high quality.
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Japan 'seizes China fishing boat'

Monday, December 31st 2012, 0:31
related countries: China China

A Chinese fishing boat is detained by Japan's coast guard for allegedly fishing inside Japanese waters, Chinese officials say.
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Japan PM praises Fukushima work

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 15:54
related places: Fukushima

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe praises workers during a visit to the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, after his government said it could reintroduce nuclear power.
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Japan's Tepco sued by US sailors

Friday, December 28th 2012, 3:13
related countries: United States United States

Tokyo Electric Power Company, owner of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, is sued by eight US sailors over radiation exposure.
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Japan data affirms weak economy

Friday, December 28th 2012, 1:54

Japan reports weak economic data, underlining the challenges the new government faces in reviving growth in the world's third-largest economy.
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VIDEO: Cardboard cathedral for New Zealand

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 15:51
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch

A Japanese architect is building a cardboard cathedral in New Zealand's earthquake devastated city of Christchurch.
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Japan to review nuclear phase-out

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 11:07
related places: Fukushima

Japan's new government says it will review the plan agreed after the Fukushima disaster to abandon nuclear power.
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Yen at 27-month low versus dollar

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 4:35
related countries: United States United States

The Japanese yen dips to a 27-month low against the US dollar amid speculation that policymakers will take steps to weaken the currency.
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Toyota agrees $1bn US recall deal

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 23:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota agrees to pay more than $1bn in a settlement of US lawsuits dating back to the recall of millions of cars in 2009 and 2010.
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Japan's Shinzo Abe names cabinet

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 14:30

Japan's new prime minister Shinzo Abe unveils his cabinet line-up as he begins the task of economic revitalisation.
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Toyota poised to retake top spot

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 10:17
related places: Toyota

Toyota is set to reclaim the title of world's biggest carmaker in 2012, after natural disasters pushed the Japanese firm into third place in 2011.
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Japan gets $119bn stimulus boost

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 7:28

The Bank of Japan boosts its key stimulus measure in an attempt to revive growth in the world's third-largest economy.
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Mitsubishi shares fall on recall

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 3:51

Shares of Mitsubishi Motors fall after the firm announces that it will recall 1.2 million cars in Japan to fix faulty oil engine seals.
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Japan whalers win activist ban

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 4:41
related countries: Southern Ocean Southern Ocean, United States United States

A US court orders conservation group Sea Shepherd to stay at least 500 yards away from Japan's whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean.
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Japan exports dip for sixth month

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 2:05

Japan's exports fall for a sixth straight month, underlining the issues faced by the incoming government set to take charge in the coming days.
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Japan faces up to Chinese shadow

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 0:44
related countries: China China

Japan eyes power shift as Beijing tensions simmer
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Why do Japanese politicians wave fish?

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 0:12

Why do Japanese politicians celebrate by waving fish?
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Japan's Abe warns on road ahead

Monday, December 17th 2012, 11:20

Shinzo Abe says his party must "move forward and achieve results" following its landslide victory in Japan's general election.
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Japanese shares rise on Abe win

Monday, December 17th 2012, 6:35

Japanese shares rise and the yen dips after the Liberal Democratic Party, led by Shinzo Abe, won Japan's general elections.
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VIDEO: Dramatic comeback for Japan's LDP

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 21:47

Japan's right-wing Liberal Democratic Party is set to form a government, after a dramatic comeback in Sunday's general election, barely three years after it suffered a historic defeat.
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Japan's Abe vows tough China line

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 15:29
related countries: China China

The leader of Japan's opposition LDP vows a tough stance in territorial disputes with China, as his party looks set to win a large election majority.
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Abe set to win Japanese election

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 12:16

Japan's LDP is set to return to power after a sweeping election win, exit polls say, with leader Shinzo Abe vowing a tough stance on China.
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Japan set for general election

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 11:31
related countries: China China

Candidates in the Japanese general election on Sunday have been making their final pleas for support but many voters remain undecided.
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Japan loses faith in traditional politics

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 0:25

Japan questions traditional party politics
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Japan business sentiment worsens

Friday, December 14th 2012, 2:17

Sentiment among Japan's big manufacturers worsens in the three months to December, underlining the weakness in its economy.
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VIDEO: Japan voters 'sick of old politics'

Friday, December 14th 2012, 0:20

Japan goes to the polls on Sunday in an election that could shake up the country's political landscape.
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Economic policies irk Japanese businesses

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 23:49

A Japanese business owner talks economics before the election
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VIDEO: Japan's 94-year-old election candidate

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 15:05
related places: Tokyo

A 94-year-old from the suburbs of Tokyo is hoping to make history by winning election to the Japanese Parliament’s lower house.
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Japan accuses China of intrusion

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 14:04
related countries: China China

Japan accuses China of violating its airspace, after a Chinese plane was observed over disputed islands in the East China Sea.
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Robot 'race' to fix nuclear plant

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 16:37
related places: Fukushima

Japanese company Mitsubishi has joined the race to build a radiation-resistant robot to work on the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.
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Renesas shares flat on bailout

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 8:52

Shares of embattled Japanese chipmaker Renesas end the day little changed despite the firm securing a 150bn yen ($1.8bn; £1.1bn) bailout.
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Japanese data suggests recession

Monday, December 10th 2012, 8:08

Revisions to Japan's economic growth figures suggest that the world's third-largest economy is in recession.
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Quake sparks Japan tsunami scare

Friday, December 7th 2012, 15:25

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes 245km off Japan's eastern coast, triggering a small tsunami and sparking evacuations.
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VIDEO: Teacher on moment Japan quake hit

Friday, December 7th 2012, 13:02

An English teacher has described the moment a 7.3 magnitude earthquake was felt in the town where he was teaching a group of seven-year-olds.
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US ships to track N Korea launch

Friday, December 7th 2012, 7:28
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US moves warships to track a North Korean rocket set to launch this month as Japan orders its military to shoot down debris over its territory.
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Goal-line technology used by Fifa

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 17:14

Fifa uses GoalRef and Hawk-Eye goal-line technology for the first time at Club World Cup, which started on Thursday in Japan.
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VIDEO: Christmas treat for dog and owner

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 11:03

A Japanese pastry chef is selling a special Christmas treat which can be shared by dogs and their owners.
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Japan police raid tunnel operator

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 8:27

Police in Japan raid the offices of the company responsible for operating the Sasago tunnel that collapsed on Sunday.
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VIDEO: Right wing parties rise in Japan

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 23:51

Opinion polls show support for right wing nationalist parties is building as the campaign to elect Japan's next government begins.
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Japan orders tunnel inspections

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 12:45
related places: Tokyo

Japan orders emergency inspections of road tunnels after nine people were killed in a roof collapse west of the capital Tokyo.
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