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Mayor survives 'sex slaves' censure

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 13:46
related places: Osaka

The mayor of the Japanese city of Osaka survives a censure over his comments that Japan's sex slaves served a necessary role during World War II.
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Panasonic plans to cut 5,000 jobs

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 9:04

Japan's Panasonic says it plans to cut 5,000 jobs over the next three years at its automotive and industrial unit.
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Japan's Suntory plans $4.7bn listing

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 6:41

Japan's Suntory Holdings plans to list its food and non-alcoholic drinks unit in what is set to be the country's largest public share offering this year.
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Security OK for Sprint-Softbank deal

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 15:50
related countries: United States United States

Sprint and Japan's Softbank say US regulators have found no unresolved national security issues relating to Softbank's proposed takeover of the US mobile operator.
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VIDEO: Japan mayor fuels 'comfort women' row

Monday, May 27th 2013, 23:59
related places: Osaka

The mayor of Osaka has courted controversy for a second time by claiming that there is "no evidence" that the Japanese government forced tens of thousands of women into sexual enslavement during World War II.
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Japanese rider killed at Manx TT

Monday, May 27th 2013, 21:53
related countries: Isle of Man Isle of Man

Japanese rider Yoshinari Matsushita dies at the age of 43 after an incident at the Isle of Man TT qualifying session.
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VIDEO: Japan restarts Dreamliner flights

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 22:29

Japan's All Nippon Airways has resumed commercial flights of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner for the first time since the planes were grounded over safety fears.
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Japan announces fresh aid to Burma

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 11:36
related countries: Burma Burma

Japan announces fresh aid to Burma, during a landmark visit by Japanese PM Shinzo Abe aimed at boosting economic ties.
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Japan restarts Dreamliner flights

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 10:58

Japan's All Nippon Airways resumes commercial flights of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner for the first time since the planes were grounded over safety fears.
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'Comfort women' snub Japan mayor

Friday, May 24th 2013, 9:27
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Two South Korean women forced into sexual slavery in WWII cancel a meeting with Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, citing fears of "political exploitation".
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Japanese stocks recover after falls

Friday, May 24th 2013, 8:08

Shares in Japan have closed 0.89% higher, one day after Thursday's global sell-off in shares.
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Japan PM Abe heads to Burma

Friday, May 24th 2013, 3:53
related countries: Burma Burma

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heads to Burma for economic talks - in the first visit by a Japanese PM since 1977.
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VIDEO: 80-year-old claims new Everest record

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 15:36

An 80-year-old Japanese adventurer, Yuichiro Miura, becomes the oldest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
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Japan man climbs Everest at 80

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 5:04

An 80-year old Japanese man has reached the summit of Mount Everest, becoming the oldest person to scale the world's highest peak.
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Japan approves child abduction pact

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 9:29

Japan's parliament votes to adopt an international treaty on cross-border child custody disputes, after years of pressure from the West.
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VIDEO: Is Japan's green tea blossoming?

Friday, May 17th 2013, 17:49
related places: Fukushima

Farmers in Japan's key tea-growing region are hoping to turn their fortunes around following the Fukushima nuclear disaster two years ago.
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US condemns Japan sex slave remarks

Friday, May 17th 2013, 3:46
related countries: United States United States

The US condemns recent remarks by Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto justifying Japan's war-time use of sex slaves as "outrageous and offensive".
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VIDEO: Tsunami debris washes up in Canada

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 23:01
related countries: Canada Canada

Debris from the Japan tsunami in 2011 is washing up in Canada. The BBC spoke to volunteers cleaning up the shoreline on Vancouver Island
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Honda to supply 2015 McLaren engines

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 9:57
related places: Honda

Japanese car manufacturer Honda will return to Formula 1 in 2015 as engine suppliers to the McLaren team.
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Japan's economy shows recovery signs

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 4:12

Japan's economy, the third largest in the world, expands at its quickest pace in a year, showing signs of an economic recovery.
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Japan PM considers N Korea summit

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 11:58
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe says he would consider meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to try to settle a row over Pyongyang's kidnapping of Japanese citizens.
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Nikkei surges past 15,000 mark

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 4:03

Japan's Nikkei climbs past 15,000 for the first time since January 2008 as the yen's continued decline is seen boosting earnings potential for Japanese exporters
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VIDEO: China-Japan tensions 'still high'

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 0:06
related countries: China China

With tensions between China and Japan showing no sign of abating, Mariko Oi asks the head of Japan's Maritime Self Defence Force, Katsutoshi Kawano, if he feels under pressure.
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Japan's WWII sex slaves 'necessary'

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 16:21

A nationalist Japanese politician, Toru Hashimoto, describes the foreign sex slaves used by Japanese troops in World War II as "necessary".
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Sharp's losses hit fresh record

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 8:22

Japanese electronics-maker Sharp reports a record annual loss, as it struggles with a high debt load and shrinking sales.
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Jonny Brownlee wins gold in Japan

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 8:09

Defending champion Jonny Brownlee wins gold in Japan in his first start in this year's World Triathlon Series.
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Nissan profit up but China sales dip

Friday, May 10th 2013, 8:10
related countries: China China

Japanese carmaker Nissan reports a small rise in full-year profits, but sales in its key market of China fell following a territorial row between Japan and China.
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Yen breaks 100 mark versus US dollar

Friday, May 10th 2013, 6:17
related countries: United States United States

The Japanese currency breaches the 100 yen to the US dollar mark for the first time since April 2009.
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Japan anger at China Okinawa article

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 6:43
related countries: China China
related places: Okinawa

Japan protests to China over an article in Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily calling for a review of Japanese sovereignty over Okinawa.
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Dow tops 15,000 as world shares gain

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 21:16
related countries: Germany Germany

The Dow Jones index closes above 15,000 for the first time as strong German factory data pushes US and European share markets higher.
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Nikkei tops 14,000 in five-year high

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 5:47

Japan's Nikkei index surged on Tuesday, rising above the 14,000 mark for the first time since June 2008.
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Japan signs Turkey nuclear deal

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 20:23
related countries: France France, Turkey Turkey

The Turkish government has signed a $22bn (£14bn) deal with a Japanese-French consortium to build a new nuclear power station.
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Mount Fuji 'set for Unesco listing'

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 7:21

Mount Fuji is on course to become a Unesco World Heritage site after being approved by a key committee, Japanese officials say.
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Tokyo governor in Olympics gaffe

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 9:40
related places: Tokyo

The governor of Tokyo, Naoki Inose, apologises for critical comments he made about rival Istanbul's bid for the 2020 Olympic Games.
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Russia and Japan agree island talks

Monday, April 29th 2013, 14:23
related countries: Russia Russia

Japan and Russia agree to resolve a territorial dispute which has prevented a WWII peace deal being signed, as PM Abe visits Moscow.
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Japan marks 'sovereignty return' day

Sunday, April 28th 2013, 16:30

Japan marks for the first time the anniversary of the end of the allied occupation after World War II, in what is seen as part of a nationalist campaign.
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Japan boosts economic forecasts

Friday, April 26th 2013, 16:22

The Bank of Japan raises its forecast for both economic growth and inflation this year in its twice yearly report.
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Japan lifts Boeing Dreamliner ban

Friday, April 26th 2013, 12:58
related countries: United States United States

All Nippon Airways is to begin Dreamliner test flights after Japan's regulator followed the US aviation authority in clearing Boeing's 787 to fly.
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Honda profits boosted by weaker yen

Friday, April 26th 2013, 8:44
related places: Honda

Honda reports a 74% jump in annual profits, boosted by a recovery in overseas sales and a weak Japanese yen.
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Can Japan win the war against deflation?

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 21:22

Japan's recovery plans depend on one thing: Consumers
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VIDEO: Japan carriers hit by Dreamliner delays

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 1:19
related places: Tokyo

In Japan, airlines are still waiting for their fleets of Boeing 787 Dreamliners to take to the skies again. Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from Tokyo.
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Japan warns China on islands landing

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 13:29
related countries: China China
related places: Yasukuni

Japan would respond with force if any attempt is made to land on disputed islands, PM Shinzo Abe warns, as eight Chinese ships sail in the area.
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Japanese police target anonymous net

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 12:00

Japanese police are calling for people who "abuse" the Tor anonymous browsing network to be stopped from using it.
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IAEA urges Fukushima improvements

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 10:39
related places: Fukushima

The IAEA calls for improvements in "essential systems" at Japan's Fukushima plant, hours after the cooling system was halted for the third time in five weeks.
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Visit shelved over Japan war shrine

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 4:43
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Tokyo

South Korea's foreign minister cancels a visit to Tokyo after top-level Japanese ministers pay their respects at a controversial war-linked shrine.
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Japan man celebrates 116th birthday

Friday, April 19th 2013, 9:28

Japanese man Jiroemon Kimura, who holds the distinction of being the world's oldest living person, is celebrating his 116th birthday on Friday.
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Suu Kyi meets Japan prime minister

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 15:27
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi meets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during her first visit to Japan in 27 years.
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Japan in record annual trade deficit

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 5:56

Japan, the world's third-largest economy, reports a record trade deficit for the financial year to 31 March.
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Kerry urges N Korea to join dialogue

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 14:02
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry, visiting Japan, calls on North Korea to engage in "responsible dialogue" to end rising regional tensions.
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VIDEO: Japan readies for N Korea attack

Friday, April 12th 2013, 15:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Japan is preparing to defend itself against any aggression from North Korea, setting up missiles in the capital and deploying warships.
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Pirate given long Japan jail term

Friday, April 12th 2013, 15:13
related countries: Oman Oman

A 21-year-old man is sentenced to 11 years in a Japanese jail for the attempted hijack of a Japanese tanker off the coast of Oman in 2011.
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Australia to face Japan on whaling

Friday, April 12th 2013, 5:00
related countries: Australia Australia

The UN's International Court of Justice sets dates for public hearings on Australia's challenge against Japan's whaling programme in Antartica.
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Japan carmakers to recall 3.4m cars

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 9:44

Japan's top four carmakers are recalling a total of 3.4 million cars over a defect in passenger airbags, including tens of thousands in the UK.
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China anger at Japan-Taiwan deal

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 12:17
related countries: China China, Taiwan Taiwan

Japan and Taiwan sign a deal allowing Taiwan to fish near a group of disputed islands, prompting China to express 'extreme concerns'.
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China and Australia in currency pact

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 0:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, China China, United States United States

The Australian dollar becomes the third currency, along with the US dollar and the Japanese yen, that can be converted directly into and out of the Chinese yuan.
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VIDEO: Japan deploys anti-missile batteries

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 12:49
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Tokyo

Japan has deployed Patriot anti-missile batteries in the centre of Tokyo over growing concern that North Korea may be preparing a new missile test.
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Fukushima radioactive water 'leak'

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 11:15
related places: Fukushima

A fresh leak of radioactive water is detected at Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator says.
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North Korean warning to foreigners

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 10:44
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Tokyo

North Korea warns foreigners in South Korea to take evacuation measures in case of war as Japan deploys anti-missile batteries in Tokyo.
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Yen continues slide on stimulus plan

Monday, April 8th 2013, 6:39
related countries: United States United States

The Japanese yen drops to its lowest level since 2008 against the US dollar after the central bank begins the latest round of its economic stimulus programme.
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VIDEO: Japanese fish hitches ride to US

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 7:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Oregon

A boat thought to have been swept out to sea during the 2011 Japanese tsunami has washed up on a beach in Oregon - with an unexpected passenger.
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US to return Okinawa land to Japan

Friday, April 5th 2013, 12:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

The US agrees to return land near an air base on Okinawa to Japan in a move which will see some American troops redeployed to Guam and Hawaii.
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VIDEO: Brain scans can 'read our dreams'

Friday, April 5th 2013, 11:40

Japanese scientists are claiming they have found a way to read people's dreams.
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Fukushima cooling system restored

Friday, April 5th 2013, 9:39
related places: Fukushima

Power is restored to part of the cooling system at Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant, after it fails for the second time in a month.
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Japan unveils massive stimulus plan

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 9:35

Japan's central bank surprises markets with the size of its latest stimulus package, as it tries to spur growth and end years of falling prices.
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Male baldness 'indicates heart risk'

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 0:42
related countries: Maldives Maldives

Men going thin on top may be more likely to have heart problems than their friends with a full head of hair, according to researchers in Japan.
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