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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 defence hit by cyber attack

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 11:25

Japan's biggest weapons maker is investigating a cyber attack, believed to be the first of its kind against the country's defence industry.
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VIDEO: The end for Japan's skyscrapers?

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 3:11

One of Japan's richest men, the billionaire property developer Akira Mori, has called for a halt to the building of skyscrapers.
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VIDEO: Rare China concert for Japan pop band

Saturday, September 17th 2011, 18:30
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

One of Japan's best-known pop groups has performed a long-awaited concert in the Chinese capital Beijing.
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Japan band in rare China concert

Friday, September 16th 2011, 15:08
related countries: China China

Top Japanese pop band SMAP are in China for a long-awaited concert seen as a rare chance to ease strained ties, after previous tours were shelved.
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New Zealand 83-7 Japan

Friday, September 16th 2011, 10:17
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

World Cup hosts New Zealand lay down a marker with a one-sided 83-7 mauling of Japan in their Pool A encounter.
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VIDEO: N Korea refugees found off Japan

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 11:23

Japanese Coast Guards say they have found a boat carrying nine people, who say they are North Koreans, off the country's west coast.
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VIDEO: Inside Japan's exclusion zone

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 12:02
related places: Fukushima

Six months on from Japan's nuclear crisis, science correspondent David Shukman enters the Fukushima exclusion zone.
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N Korean refugees sail to Japan

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 11:59
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Coast Guards find a boat carrying nine apparent North Korean refugees off Japan's west coast, only the third group to arrive in the country.
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Six months on: Japan tsunami survivor's story

Monday, September 12th 2011, 21:47

Japan tsunami survivor swims for friends who lost their lives
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VIDEO: Japan continues to rebuild after tsunami

Monday, September 12th 2011, 20:44

Six months on from the tsunami that devastated parts of Japan and resulted in the deaths of thousands, the rebuilding process continues.
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Monday, September 12th 2011, 10:50
related places: Okawa

Panorama travels to Okawa in Japan to hear from tsunami survivors and to hear about one mother's search for the body of her missing 12-year-old daughter.
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Japan names Edano trade minister

Monday, September 12th 2011, 8:11

Yukio Edano has been appointed Japan's trade minister, reports say, after the abrupt resignation of the previous incumbent.
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Japan quake: Images of then and now

Monday, September 12th 2011, 0:18

How do Japan's tsunami-hit regions look six months on?
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Blog 'leaked Air Force One plans'

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 15:23
related countries: United States United States

A Japanese air traffic controller is questioned after apparently blogging about the flight plans of the US president's plane, Air Force One, reports say.
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Japan minister quits over gaffe

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 13:45
related places: Fukushima

Japan's new trade minister quits after calling the area around the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant a "town of death", media reports say.
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Japan economy worse than forecast

Friday, September 9th 2011, 7:03

Japan's economy contracted more severely in the second quarter than was initially estimated, latest government data shows.
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VIDEO: Japan typhoon death toll rises

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 1:57

Helicopters have begun lifting supplies to communities cut off by a powerful typhoon in central and western Japan.
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VIDEO: Race to find Japan typhoon survivors

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 13:25

Japanese rescue teams are continuing the search for dozens of people missing after Typhoon Talas ripped through the west of the country.
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Japan hunts for typhoon victims

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 6:06

Japanese rescue workers search for the missing and plan relief flights by helicopter, after Typhoon Talas left at least 37 dead.
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Honda to recall India City sedans

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 5:16
related countries: India India
related places: Honda

Japanese car major Honda says it will recall thousands of City sedans in India to replace a faulty component.
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VIDEO: Japan hit by severe typhoon

Monday, September 5th 2011, 15:57

Dozens have been killed and more than 50 are still missing after Talas typhoon hit Japan on the weekend.
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Kapoor designs Japan concert hall

Monday, September 5th 2011, 14:11

Sculptor Anish Kapoor is designing a mobile concert hall to benefit the region of Japan hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami in March.
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Toyota in hybrid shift to China

Monday, September 5th 2011, 7:52
related countries: China China

Toyota plans to manufacture key components for its hybrid cars outside Japan for the first time, as it seeks to boost sales.
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Typhoon Talas kills 19 in Japan

Sunday, September 4th 2011, 14:11

At least 19 people are killed and more than 50 are missing after powerful Typhoon Talas brings high winds and heavy rain to western Japan.
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Noda unveils new Japanese cabinet

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 5:13

New Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda unveils his cabinet which will be charged with rebuilding the country and boosting growth.
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Japanese firms cut back spending

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 4:56

Japan's firms cut their investment in business expansion, showing continued worries about the country's economic growth.
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Tokyo roads shut in quake drill

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 6:05
related places: Tokyo

Japanese police block main roads in Tokyo during rush hour to simulate gridlock in an elaborate annual earthquake drill.
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VIDEO: Volunteer tours to Japan's tsunami zone

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 17:13

Hundreds of people in Japan pay to sleep on a bus just to wake up the next day to work for free.
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VIDEO: Japanese cash in on high gold price

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 15:57
related places: Tokyo

Soaring global gold prices have Tokyo residents digging for gold through their personal belongings.
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Japanese companies in LCD venture

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 11:00
related places: Hitachi

Hitachi, Sony and Toshiba form a major joint venture to make LCD displays for tablet PCs and smartphones in an attempt to cut costs.
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Tesco to sell off Japan business

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 10:48

Tesco announces that it is to sell off its "unscalable" Japanese retail business after an eight-year struggle.
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In pictures

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 15:43

Behind the scenes with Japan's notorious Yakuza syndicates
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Noda becomes Japan prime minister

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 5:57

Japan's parliament elects Yoshihiko Noda prime minister, a day after he won his party's leadership vote.
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Noda wins Japan leadership race

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 1:51

Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda wins the Democratic Party leadership race, putting him on track to become Japan's sixth PM in five years.
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Live text - US Open

Monday, August 29th 2011, 16:46
related countries: United States United States

Maria Sharapova fights back to beat Britain's Heather Watson in the first round of the US Open after Laura Robson reaches round two when Japan's Ayumi Morita retires injured.
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VIDEO: Noda wins Japan leadership race

Monday, August 29th 2011, 16:30

Japan's governing Democratic Party (DPJ) has chosen Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda as its leader.
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VIDEO: Noda wins Japan leadership race

Monday, August 29th 2011, 9:12

Members of parliament from the governing Democratic Party voted for Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda as their new leader after a run-off ballot.
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Five battle for Japan premiership

Saturday, August 27th 2011, 10:03

Five candidates put their names forward to succeed Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, and become the country's sixth leader in five years.
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Japan's Prime Minister Kan quits

Friday, August 26th 2011, 8:28

Japan's PM Naoto Kan announces his resignation, amid criticism of his leadership after the devastating quake and tsunami, and ensuing nuclear crisis.
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Japan sees unexpected price rises

Friday, August 26th 2011, 6:50

Consumer prices in Japan rose unexpectedly in July as higher prices of fuel resulted in increased energy costs, figures show.
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Japan's $100bn fund to aid firms

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 4:51

The Japanese government sets up a new $100bn (£61bn) fund to help local businesses combat the strength of the yen.
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Moody's cuts Japan's debt rating

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 2:39

Rating agency Moody's cuts Japan's debt rating citing concerns about the size of the country's deficit and borrowing levels.
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Maehara to contest Japan PM race

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 10:57

Seiji Maehara confirms he plans to run in the leadership race, making him a key contender to succeed Naoto Kan as Japan's prime minister.
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Ousted Thai PM defends Japan trip

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 8:01
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra says he has no plans to "fuel conflict" in Thailand, as he pays a controversial visit to Japan.
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Japanese iPhone gets quake alert

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 10:12

Japanese iPhone users will get the option to receive earthquake alerts under the next version of Apple's iOS operating system.
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Thailand's economic growth slows

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 6:02
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's economic growth slows in the second quarter due to supply chain disruptions caused by the quake and tsunami in Japan.
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Asahi to purchase NZ drinks maker

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 6:19
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Asahi

Japanese beermaker Asahi is to buy New Zealand's biggest ready-to-drink cocktail maker Independent Liquor.
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Sony in 17% Playstation price cut

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 2:16

Japanese electronics firm Sony cuts the price of its Playstation 3 games console by 17% in an effort to lift weakening sales.
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VIDEO: Japan sees economic improvements

Monday, August 15th 2011, 11:32

The recovery of Japan's economy from the devastation caused by the tsunami in March may happen sooner than expected.
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Japan slows 'less than expected'

Monday, August 15th 2011, 2:19

Japan's economy contracted less than expected in the last quarter, showing signs of recovery from the deadly tsunami.
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Honda plans new Mexican car plant

Friday, August 12th 2011, 18:20
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States
related places: Honda

Japanese car maker Honda is to invest $800m (£500m) to build a new factory in Mexico to produce more small cars for the North American market.
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VIDEO: Japan tsunami reached Antarctic

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 20:14

Pictures from the European Space Agency's Envisat satellite have shown how waves created by the Japanese tsunami in March broke chunks off an Antarctic ice shelf.
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Japan tsunami battered ice shelf

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 18:31
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

The tsunami caused by the Tohoku earthquake in Japan broke off large chunks of ice from part of Antarctica, a study shows.
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VIDEO: A dress made of balloons

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 15:36

A Japanese artist uses balloons to create dresses which cost thousands of dollars for those bold enough to wear them.
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Tokyo Power reports $7.4bn loss

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 7:00
related places: Fukushima

Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), the owner of the Fukushima nuclear plants damaged in March's earthquake, reports a $7.4bn quarterly loss.
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Japan foreign trade hurt by quake

Monday, August 8th 2011, 5:36

Japan's current account surplus falls more than expected in June as exports continue to suffer due to quake and tsunami.
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Japan's Kan in Hiroshima pledge

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 8:30
related places: Hiroshima

Japanese PM Naoto Kan repeats a pledge to reduce the country's reliance on nuclear power, as it marks the 66th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.
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