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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

US freezes Japan gangster funds

Friday, February 24th 2012, 6:07
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Yamaguchi

The US targets organised crime by freezing the financial assets of two groups - Japan's Yamaguchi-gumi yakuza group and Russia's Brothers' Circle.
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VIDEO: Firefighters' key Fukushima mission

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 6:38
related places: Fukushima, Tokyo

Tokyo firefighters had just 60 minutes to carry out a mission to help avert nuclear disaster at Fukushima a year ago.
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Yen falls to seven-month low

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 3:58
related countries: United States United States

The Japanese yen falls to its lowest level against the US dollar in seven months, positive news for Japanese exporters.
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Cruise finds Fukushima pollution

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 23:05
related places: Fukushima

An international research cruise off Japan detects radioactivity in sampled seawater and marine organisms, but well within safe levels.
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China upset over Japan comments

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 14:38
related countries: China China

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs lodges an official complaint with Japan after a politician claimed the Nanjing Massacre of 1937-38 never occurred.
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VIDEO: Tsunami photos return home

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 6:56

Tsunami devastated city in Japan is restoring pictures retrieved from rubble and returning it to owners.
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Japan lodges China marine protest

Monday, February 20th 2012, 9:29
related countries: China China

Japan lodges a diplomatic protest with China after its coastguards were blocked from conducting a marine survey in disputed waters, officials say.
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Japan trade deficit hits new high

Monday, February 20th 2012, 5:11

Japan's trade deficit surges to a record high as a strong yen hurts exports and fuel imports rise in the wake of its nuclear crisis.
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Japan and China pledge euro help

Monday, February 20th 2012, 3:14
related countries: China China

Leaders in Japan and China say they will help the eurozone solve its debt crisis through the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
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VIDEO: Remembering Australia's 'Pearl Harbor'

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 0:38
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Thousands of people are in the Australian city of Darwin to mark the 70th anniversary of a wartime raid by the Japanese.
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Akihito heart surgery 'a success'

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 13:12
related places: Tokyo

Japanese Emperor Akihito's heart bypass operation at a Tokyo hospital has ended successfully, the palace says.
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Pain and redemption of WWII interned Japanese-Americans

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 8:11
related countries: United States United States

Life inside the US WWII internment camps
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Japan's cabinet approves tax rise

Friday, February 17th 2012, 9:11

The Japanese cabinet approves a plan to double sales taxes in an attempt to control the soaring costs of public debts.
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VIDEO: Former Olympus president arrested

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 11:15

The former president of Japanese camera maker Olympus is arrested, together with two other former executives suspected of fraud.
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Former Olympus chairman arrested

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 5:14

The ex-chairman of Japanese camera manufacturer Olympus and two other former executives are arrested as part of an inquiry into the firm.
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Yahoo Japan dips 5% on swap talks

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 6:09

Yahoo Japan falls 5% on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on reports that talks regarding the swap of its Asian assets have stalled.
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Japan gets $130bn stimulus boost

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 5:59

The Bank of Japan expands its stimulus measures in a bid to boost growth as Japan's economy continues to struggle.
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Olympus reports a 33bn-yen loss

Monday, February 13th 2012, 8:03

Cameramaker Olympus reports a loss for the nine months to the end of December 2011 as the company battles an accounting scandal.
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Tepco to get $9bn additional aid

Monday, February 13th 2012, 5:28

Tokyo Electric Power Company is given another lifeline after Japan's government approves an extra $9bn (£5bn) aid package.
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Japan economy worse than forecast

Monday, February 13th 2012, 1:14
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Japan's economy shrinks more than expected between October and December as a rising yen and floods in Thailand hurt businesses.
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US-Japan marine deal resurrected

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 20:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa, Marines

The US and Japan resurrect a deal to move thousands of US Marines from Okinawa, but the future of a major base on the island remains unclear.
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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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