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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

Dutch car plant in '1-euro' offer

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 16:22
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A Mitsubishi Motors boss offers to sell its Dutch factory for one euro, a day after the Japanese car-maker said it was halting production there.
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Japan refinery tunnel collapses

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 14:22

Five workers are missing after an undersea tunnel collapses at one of Japan's biggest oil refineries, emergency services say.
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Mitsubishi to close Europe plant

Monday, February 6th 2012, 7:53

Japanese car maker Mitsubishi Motors says it is to end production at its only plant in Western Europe.
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Panasonic predicts a record loss

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 7:11

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic forecasts a record net annual loss of $10bn for the year to March.
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Sony reports further heavy losses

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 7:57
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Japanese electronics giant Sony reports another quarterly loss after sales were hit by lower production following the floods in Thailand.
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Japan carmakers see US sales jump

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 6:02
related countries: United States United States

Japanese carmakers report a jump in their US sales in January boosted by new models and the restoration of supply chains.
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Arsenal's Miyaichi joins Bolton

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 16:00

Arsenal's Japan youth international midfielder Ryo Miyaichi joins Bolton on loan for the rest of the season.
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Honda sees sharp drop in profit

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 7:47
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Honda

Honda, announces a 41% drop in quarterly profit, as it continues to feel the impact of Japan's natural disasters and the floods in Thailand.
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Japan firms to pay antitrust fine

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 0:58
related countries: United States United States

Japan's Yazaki Corporation and Denso Corporation agree to plead guilty for fixing prices of auto parts supplied to US manufacturers.
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Japan warns over population fall

Monday, January 30th 2012, 12:46

The Japanese population is expected to shrink by one third in the next half century, a government report says.
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Japan's December retail sales up

Friday, January 27th 2012, 4:38

Retail sales in Japan rose in December at their fastest pace in more than a year, official figures show, as consumer spending recovers.
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Loss-making NEC cuts 10,000 jobs

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 11:31

Japanese electronics firm NEC is cutting 10,000 jobs as it announces losses of 97.5bn yen ($1.25bn; £800m) in nine months.
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Strong yen adds to Nintendo loss

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 10:22

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo announces heavy losses, blaming the strong yen and poor sales of its key 3DS console.
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Murray to face Djokovic in semis

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 6:38
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Nishikori

Andy Murray progresses to the semi-finals of the Australian Open after a straight sets victory over Kei Nishikori.
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Japan posts annual trade deficit

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 4:41

Japan announces its first annual trade deficit in more than 30 years, a setback for a country known for its exports.
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Live - Murray v Nishikori

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 3:59
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Andy Murray takes on Japan's Kei Nishikori as he attempts to reach a third consecutive Australian Open semi-final
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Japan PM Noda in tax reform call

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 6:58

Japan's prime minister vows to push for controversial tax reform to help tackle debt, as he convenes a new session of parliament.
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Big Tokyo quake is 'likely soon'

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 15:29
related places: Tokyo

The chance of a big earthquake hitting Japan's capital in the next few years is much greater than official predictions suggest, researchers say.
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Olympus shares surge on TSE move

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 7:16

Shares of Japanese camera company Olympus jump 8%, after it was allowed to continue trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).
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New video from Fukushima reactor

Friday, January 20th 2012, 12:11
related places: Fukushima

The first footage of the inside of one of Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear reactors at Fukushima is released by the stricken plant's operator.
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Activists and Japan whalers clash

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 9:07

Activists accuse Japanese whalers of striking them with grappling hooks, while whalers says the activists tried to sabotage their vessel.
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RBS sells aviation arm for $7.3bn

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 7:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Bank of Scotland agrees to sell its aircraft leasing division to Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group for $7.3bn.
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Tepco raises electricity prices

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 6:57

Tokyo Electric Power Company raises electricity prices for the first time in thirty years as it seeks to offset higher costs.
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Japan PM replaces gaffe ministers

Friday, January 13th 2012, 9:48

Japanese PM Yoshihiko Noda reshuffles his cabinet, replacing five members including two ministers responsible for a series of gaffes.
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Tsunami tales win poetry contest

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 11:45

Poems about last year's Japanese tsunami are among the winners at the country's annual Imperial Palace poetry contest.
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Japan jail-break sparks manhunt

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 11:42
related places: Hiroshima

Hundreds of police in Hiroshima are hunting for a prisoner who escaped in his underwear - Japan's first jail-break in two decades.
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Japan 'to cut Iran oil imports'

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 7:54
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Japan will take "concrete steps" to reduce its oil dependency on Iran, its finance minister announces after a meeting with US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
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Ex-Olympus boss urges board move

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 15:58

Olympus confirms to the BBC it is suing more than 10 current and former executives after a $1.7bn accounting cover-up at the Japanese firm.
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Japan to hand back whaling trio

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 2:38
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Three anti-whaling activists who boarded a Japanese ship will be handed over to Australian officials and are not being charged, officials say.
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Banks to face reviews on capital

Monday, January 9th 2012, 11:28
related countries: United States United States

Checks on banks in the EU, US and Japan are to begin early this year to see how well they are implementing rules on capital, central bankers say.
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VIDEO: Activists board whaling ship

Monday, January 9th 2012, 10:55
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australia has urged Japanese authorities to hand over three Australian anti-whaling activists detained on a Japanese ship
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Australia in talks over activists

Monday, January 9th 2012, 4:51
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia is in ''diplomatic discussions'' over the fate of three anti-whaling activists who boarded a Japanese ship on Saturday night, officials say.
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Olympus considers suing directors

Monday, January 9th 2012, 3:23

Olympus is considering suing its executives after an accounting cover-up at the firm calls into questions corporate governance in Japan.
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VIDEO: Sumo New Year performance

Friday, January 6th 2012, 13:30
related places: Meiji, Tokyo

Hundreds of sumo fans and visitors have gathered at Tokyo's Meiji shrine to usher in the New Year with a performance by top sumo wrestlers.
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Olympus ex-boss ends takeover bid

Friday, January 6th 2012, 8:10

The ousted boss of Olympus gives up on his attempts to regain control of the Japanese camera and medical equipment maker.
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Japan Airlines plans share sale

Friday, January 6th 2012, 5:15

Japan Airlines plans to relist its shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as the next step in its recovery from bankruptcy.
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VIDEO: New tuna sale record in Japan

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 10:14
related places: Tokyo

A bluefin tuna has been sold for three quarters of a million dollars in Tokyo - a price almost double last year's record sale.
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US sales fall at Toyota and Honda

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 9:05
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States
related places: Honda, Toyota

Toyota and Honda saw US sales fall sharply in 2011 as production was hit by natural disasters in Japan and Thailand, figures show.
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Japan tuna fetches record price

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 7:53
related places: Tokyo, Tsukiji

A new sale record of $736,000 is set for a bluefin tuna at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market, almost doubling last year's price.
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VIDEO: Japanese workers pray for good business

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 17:10
related places: Tokyo

Thousands of Japanese businessmen and women gather at Tokyo's Kanda Myoujin shrine to pray for a successful year
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VIDEO: S Korea's K-pop culture growing in Japan

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 6:32

South Korea's K-pop music has overtaken Japanese music as the industry's most popular genre in the country.
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Japanese cult fugitive surrenders

Sunday, January 1st 2012, 11:48

A former member of Japan's Aum Shinrikyo cult, which carried out the deadly 1995 Tokyo subway attack, hands himself in after nearly 17 years.
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Japan quake: 'I'm not worried about the radiation'

Friday, December 30th 2011, 12:10

Reflections on one of Japan's biggest disasters
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Japan stocks end year at 1982 low

Friday, December 30th 2011, 7:21

Japan's main share index, hit by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March, closes at its lowest year-end level since 1982.
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Japan delays sales tax increase

Friday, December 30th 2011, 5:20

A key panel of Japan's ruling party agrees to postpone a planned sales tax increase amid rising opposition to the move.
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Italy borrowing costs remain high

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 17:25

Italy has to pay the relatively high interest rate of just under 7% to borrow money, reflecting continued concerns about its economy.
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Anti-whaling boat damaged by wave

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 3:30
related countries: Southern Ocean Southern Ocean

A rogue wave has damaged an anti-whaling vessel in the Southern Ocean, as it followed the Japanese whaling fleet.
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India and Japan in currency deal

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 3:23
related countries: India India

India and Japan have sign a $15bn (£9.7bn) currency swap agreement as the two nations seek to boost financial co-operation.
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AUDIO: Tsunami debris washes up in Canada

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 12:42
related countries: Canada Canada, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tofino

Tsunami debris from Japan has started arriving on the coast of Tofino on British Colombia in Canada.
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Tepco dips on state control fears

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 7:31

Shares of Tokyo Electric Power Company fall on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on fears the utility provider may be nationalised.
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Japan urges nuclear rescue plan

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 17:11

Japan asks nuclear operator Tokyo Electric Power Company to consider temporary state control, as the company seeks extra funds to compensate disaster victims.
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Japan set to ease arms export ban

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 11:59

Japan is to ease an arms export ban that has been in place since 1967, the top government spokesman confirms.
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Japan and India eye currency pact

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 6:47
related countries: India India

Japan and India are set to unveil a new currency swap agreement aimed at easing potential short-term liquidity problems.
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VIDEO: Fukushima report highlights failures

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 2:54
related places: Fukushima

A lack of preparedness for a disaster and failures in the response to it exacerbated the effects of the nuclear accident at Japan's Fukushima plant in March, a new report says.
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Fukushima report notes failures

Monday, December 26th 2011, 17:58
related places: Fukushima

Officials were guilty of multiple failures in their response the nuclear disaster at Japan's Fukushima plant in March, an official report says.
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Japan affirms $1.2tn draft budget

Monday, December 26th 2011, 4:09

Japan affirms a draft version of its state budget for the next financial year as it cuts spending for the first time in six years.
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China and Japan in currency deal

Monday, December 26th 2011, 3:22
related countries: China China

China and Japan unveil plans to promote the direct exchange of the yen and yuan to cut costs for companies and boost trade.
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'Kizuna' is Japan's kanji of 2011

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 2:04

The Japanese kanji "kizuna", meaning bonds or connections between people, comes top of a public poll for the character that best sums up 2011.
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