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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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Japan tunnel collapse killed nine

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 5:16

Nine people are now confirmed to have died when a major tunnel collapsed in Japan, crushing three vehicles with concrete panels.
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Japan tunnel collapse traps cars

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 15:22
related places: Tokyo

At least seven people are missing after a major road tunnel collapses west of Tokyo, trapping a number of vehicles, Japanese media say.
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VIDEO: Japan's $1.3m giant moving robot

Friday, November 30th 2012, 17:01

Inspired by his love of science-fiction films, a Japanese artist builds a giant, pilotable robot worth $1.3m.
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Putin back trouble played down

Friday, November 30th 2012, 11:59
related countries: Russia Russia

The Kremlin plays down a decision by Japan's prime minister to put off a visit to Russia amid speculation about President Vladimir Putin's health.
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Japan in second stimulus package

Friday, November 30th 2012, 6:17

Japanese lawmakers approve another stimulus package to revive growth, as the flagging economy becomes a key issue in the upcoming general election.
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Japanese giants in merger boost

Friday, November 30th 2012, 1:50
related places: Hitachi

Shares in Japanese infrastructure giants Hitachi and Mitsubishi Heavy soar after a decision to merge their thermal power businesses.
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Giant remote-control robot built

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 12:58

A Japanese man's made his childhood dreams come true by building a giant robot.
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Bodies found off Japanese coast

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 12:21
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Five decomposing bodies are found in a boat with Korean language markings which washed ashore near Japan's west coast.
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VIDEO: Meet the last of the Japan's ninjas

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 6:02

There are just few ninjas left in Japan, and Mariko Oi meets two of them as she explains their history and takes a look at their future.
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Japan's ninjas heading for extinction

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 1:59

Japan has one, or two, ninjas left - but there will be no more
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VIDEO: The $4.2m Christmas decoration

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 15:05

A Japanese jewellery store is offering customers the chance to buy a revolving Christmas tree made out of $4.2m worth of pure gold.
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VIDEO: Is this man Japan's last true ninja?

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 0:11

Jinichi Kawakami, a 63-year old engineer, is Japan's last true ninja.
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Japan exports dip for fifth month

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 2:56
related countries: China China

Japan's exports fall for a fifth straight month after demand in China and the European Union weakens, adding to fears about the economy.
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Japan PM set for general election

Friday, November 16th 2012, 11:48

Japanese PM Yoshihiko Noda dissolves parliament ahead of an election next month seen as unlikely to deliver a clear winner.
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Japan averts its 'fiscal cliff'

Friday, November 16th 2012, 8:07

Japan's lawmakers pass a crucial bill that will allow the government to pay for a large chunk of its expenses, averting a potential fiscal cliff.
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Yen dips on Japan election plan

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 6:25

Japan's yen falls after Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda says he is set to dissolve parliament and hold a snap election.
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VIDEO: Rare aerial footage of waterspout

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 19:37

Rare aerial footage from Japanese broadcaster Fuji TV has captured a large waterspout over the ocean in Wakayama Prefecture.
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Sharp shares up on Intel report

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 6:34

Shares of Japan's Sharp jump after media reports that chip maker Intel may invest as much as 40bn yen ($500m; £315m) in the struggling firm.
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VIDEO: China's naval ambitions alarm Japan

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 4:11
related countries: China China

After two months of Chinese incursions into Japanese-controlled waters in the East China Sea, President Hu Jintao has stated explicitly that China intends to become a maritime military power.
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VIDEO: China-Japan 'tense' islands stand-off

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 4:40
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

As China's ruling Communist Party meets in Beijing to anoint a new leadership, on the other side of the Sea of Japan there is growing concern about China's increasingly aggressive pursuit of territorial claims.
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Witness to East China Sea stand-off

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 0:37
related countries: China China

Japan and China square off over remote islands
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Japan court clears Ichiro Ozawa

Monday, November 12th 2012, 7:01

A high court upholds a decision to clear influential Japanese politician Ichiro Ozawa of wrongdoing in a political funding case.
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Japan economy enters contraction

Monday, November 12th 2012, 2:22

Japan's economy contracts in the July to September quarter as a global slowdown hurts exports and domestic consumption continues to remain subdued.
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Learning to lie in Japan

Monday, November 12th 2012, 1:58

How honesty is not always the best policy in Japan
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Made in Japan: Cool but expensive

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 22:14

Japanese companies combat strong yen with cool products
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China imposes tariffs on EU steel

Friday, November 9th 2012, 5:01
related countries: China China

China says it will impose anti-dumping tariffs on imports of stainless steel tubes from the European Union and Japan.
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Nepal man cleared of Japan murder

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 12:36
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A Japanese court formally acquits Govinda Prasad Mainali from Nepal, who spent 15 "horrible" years in jail for a murder he did not commit.
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Tepco seeks more government aid

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 9:50
related places: Fukushima

The owner of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Company, requests further financial help from the Japanese government.
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Nissan cuts profit forecast 20%

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 10:54
related countries: China China

Nissan slashes its full-year profit forecast by 20% after car sales slumped in China amid anti-Japanese protests.
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US-Japan military drills begin

Monday, November 5th 2012, 8:43
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US and Japan begin joint military exercises, amid simmering tensions with China over disputed islands in the East China Sea.
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Toyota ups annual profit forecast

Monday, November 5th 2012, 8:21
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota raises its annual profit forecast as it continues to recover from the impact of last year's natural disasters.
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Protest over Okinawa 'assault'

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 8:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

Japan protests to the US following an assault in Okinawa allegedly involving a member of the US military.
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JAL raises annual profit forecast

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 8:01

In its first results since returning from bankruptcy, Japan Airlines reports higher six-month profits and raises its full-year forecast.
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Sharp issues warning on survival

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 9:46

Japan's Sharp issues a warning about its future saying that it has found it tough to raise money amid mounting losses.
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Nomura gets biggest trading fine

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 5:59

Japan's biggest brokerage, Nomura Holdings, is fined $2.5m (£1.5m) for insider trading, the largest penalty handed down by the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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Panasonic shares drop on forecast

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 3:56

Shares of Japan's electronics giant Panasonic fall as investors worry about the firm's long-term future and its ability to turn around its business.
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Japan tsunami money 'misspent'

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 14:53

Japan has spent funds intended for reconstruction after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami on unrelated projects, a government audit finds.
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Will China fall flat on its face?

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 0:11

Will China fall flat on its face just like Japan?
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VIDEO: Branston sold by Premier Foods

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 15:54

Premier Foods has agreed to sell its Branston range of pickles and sauces to Japanese company Mizkan for £92.5m.
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Hitachi buys UK nuclear project

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 10:44
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hitachi

Japan's Hitachi has bought the UK's Horizon nuclear project from German companies E.On and RWE, giving it rights to build new power plants.
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Japan gets $138bn stimulus boost

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 10:26

The Bank of Japan takes further stimulus measures amid concerns that Japan's economic recovery may be running out of steam.
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WWII bomb closes Japan airport

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 3:37

A major airport in northern Japan is closed after an unexploded bomb believed to be from WWII is found near a runway.
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Islands row to hit Honda profits

Monday, October 29th 2012, 8:27
related countries: China China
related places: Honda

Honda cuts is annual profit forecast after anti-Japan protests in China hurt its sales in the country, its second-largest market.
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VIDEO: Dance off: Japan's senior cheerleaders

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 15:41

Eight teams of dancers, all over the age of 49, have faced off in Japan's annual senior cheerleading competition.
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Fukushima fish still contaminated

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 18:36

Levels of radioactive contamination in fish caught off the east coast of Japan remain elevated, official data shows.
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