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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 survey of disputed islands

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 12:00
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

A group of Japanese officials conduct a survey of a group of islands claimed by both Japan and China, drawing protests from Beijing.
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Sharp downgraded to 'junk' status

Friday, August 31st 2012, 9:24

Sharp, the struggling Japanese consumer electronics giant, has its credit rating cut to "junk" status by ratings agency Standard & Poor's.
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Tokyo court gives win to Samsung

Friday, August 31st 2012, 6:24
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Tokyo

A court in Tokyo rules that Samsung Electronics did not infringe on patents held by Apple, a victory for the South Korean company.
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Japan's industrial output falls

Friday, August 31st 2012, 3:06

Japan's industrial output unexpectedly dropped in July as a slowdown in global demand hurt the country's exports.
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Tokyo braced for higher power costs

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 21:50
related places: Tokyo

Tokyo firms and households face higher electricty costs
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VIDEO: Fishy goings-on at Tokyo expo

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 20:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Tokyo

Designer tanks in an aquarium in Tokyo, decorated prosthetic limbs on show in London and other art stories from around the world.
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Japan and North Korea renew talks

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 3:31
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

Government officials from Japan and North Korea meet in Beijing for their first direct talks in four years.
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Japan urges probe on flag attack

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 6:29
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Japan calls an incident in which an unknown man ripped the flag off a car carrying its ambassador in Beijing "very regrettable".
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Flag ripped off Japan envoy's car

Monday, August 27th 2012, 15:15
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

An assailant has snapped the flag off the car of Japan's envoy to Beijing, amid heightened tension caused by a dispute over a small island group.
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Okinawa typhoon heads to S Korea

Monday, August 27th 2012, 8:21
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Okinawa

A powerful typhoon heads towards South Korea after lashing the Japanese island of Okinawa, causing power cuts and paralysing transport.
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Typhoon lashes Japan's Okinawa

Monday, August 27th 2012, 1:55
related places: Okinawa

A powerful typhoon moves past the Japanese island of Okinawa, causing power cuts and forcing thousands of residents to take cover.
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VIDEO: Japanese isle battered by typhoon

Monday, August 27th 2012, 1:26
related places: Okinawa

Japan has been feeling the full force of a powerful typhoon, which is crossing the Okinawa islands.
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Syria reporter's body flown home

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 13:16
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

The body of Japanese reporter Mika Yamamoto, killed in the Syrian city of Aleppo, is repatriated, as three other journalists remain missing.
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Konta closes in on US Open spot

Friday, August 24th 2012, 7:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Britain's Johanna Konta moves to within one win of the US Open main draw after beating Japan's Kurumi Nara.
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VIDEO: Japan's PM meets anti-nuclear protesters

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 14:59
related places: Tokyo

Anti-nuclear activists meet the Japanese prime minister inside his official residence in Tokyo after a week of demonstrations outside calling for a halt to the return to the use of nuclear power.
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Sony cuts 1,000 mobile phone jobs

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 11:56

Sony, the loss-making Japanese electronics and entertainment company, is cutting 1,000 jobs from its mobile phone division, as part of cost-saving measures.
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Japan exports fall on weak demand

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 7:21
related countries: China China

Japan reports a wider-than-expected trade deficit in July, as slowing demand from China and Europe weighs on exports.
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VIDEO: Japanese journalist killed in Syria

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 15:05
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

A Japanese journalist, Mika Yamamoto, has been killed in the conflict-torn Syrian city of Aleppo, Tokyo has confirmed.
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Japan journalist killed in Syria

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 3:15
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

A Japanese journalist, Mika Yamamoto, has been killed reporting fighting in Aleppo, Syria, Japan's foreign ministry confirms.
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Anti-Japan protests across China

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 17:25
related countries: China China

Anti-Japanese protests take place in cities across China after Japanese nationalists raised their country's flag on disputed islands.
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VIDEO: Anti-Japan protests across China

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 15:03
related countries: China China

Anti-Japanese protests take place in cities across China after Japanese nationalists raised their country's flag on disputed islands.
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Tainted pickles kill six in Japan

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 11:22

At least six people have died in Japan and about 100 others have become ill after eating contaminated pickles, health officials say.
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VIDEO: Japanese land on disputed island

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 9:47
related countries: China China

At least 10 Japanese nationalist activists have landed on a group of disputed islands, amid an escalating territorial row with China.
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Japanese land on disputed island

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 8:16
related countries: China China

Japanese nationalist activists land on one of a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea, triggering new street protests in China.
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VIDEO: Ethiopia welcomes first Dreamliner

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 7:30

Ethiopia has become the second country after Japan to take delivery of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
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Japanese boy band SMAP's 20 years at the top

Friday, August 17th 2012, 23:50

How Japan's SMAP became more than just a pop group
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Dreamliner arrives in Ethiopia

Friday, August 17th 2012, 15:49
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia becomes the second country after Japan to take delivery of Boeing's flagship plane, the 787 Dreamliner.
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Japan deports island activists

Friday, August 17th 2012, 11:02
related countries: China China

Japan deports seven of 14 activists who sailed to disputed islands from Hong Kong, with the rest to head back by boat, Japanese officials say.
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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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