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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

Kimono culture - a dying art?

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 9:34

Is the traditional Japanese kimono dying out?
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Gambling arrest for ex-Daio chair

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 11:09

Ex-chairman of Japanese company, Daio Paper is arrested on suspicion of gambling with company money in foreign casinos.
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Japanese stock exchanges to merge

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 5:57

Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Stock Exchange say they will merge to combat slowing market conditions in Japan.
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Tokyo sarin gas attack trials end

Monday, November 21st 2011, 9:48

The final legal case related to the Tokyo 1995 sarin gas attack ends with judges upholding a death sentence against one of the perpetrators.
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Toyota restores Japan production

Monday, November 21st 2011, 5:37
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Toyota Motor has restored vehicle output in Japan to "near-normal levels" on Monday, after severe flooding in Thailand disrupted supply chains.
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VIDEO: How Japan looks after the tsunami

Friday, November 18th 2011, 20:36

Aerial footage shows how areas affected by the tsunami that hit Japan in March look now.
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Contaminated rice found in Japan

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 7:12
related places: Fukushima

Radioactive caesium above safety levels is found in rice in Japan for the first time since the nuclear crisis began at the Fukushima plant.
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Bank of Japan in growth warning

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 5:39
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The Bank of Japan warns that economic growth may be hurt by the eurozone debt crisis, flooding in Thailand and a strong yen.
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Japan farms radioactivity fears

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 11:31

New research has found that radioactive material in parts of north-eastern Japan exceeds levels considered safe for farming.
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Japan growth rebounds after quake

Monday, November 14th 2011, 2:59

The Japanese economy rebounds in the third quarter, growing for the first time since a devastating earthquake in March.
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VIDEO: Tsunami victim trying to go home

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 1:25

Eight months after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated eastern Japan, many people who lost their homes are still living in temporary houses.
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Fukushima plant opened to media

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 11:28
related places: Fukushima

Japan lets reporters inside the Fukushima nuclear plant for the first time since it was crippled by an earthquake and tsunami in March.
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Olympus given delisting warning

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 9:13

The Tokyo Stock Exchange puts Olympus shares "under supervision" and warns that they may be delisted after the firm delays its earnings report.
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VIDEO: Is Asimo the cleverest robot yet?

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 11:19
related places: Honda

The Japanese car manufacturer Honda has revealed a new version of its robot Asimo.
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Toyota profits hit by Thai floods

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 7:36
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Toyota

Quarterly profits at Japanese carmaker Toyota fall 18.5% due to supply problems caused by the recent floods in Thailand.
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Japan buys eurozone rescue bonds

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 5:34

Japan's Ministry of Finance confirms that it has bought 10% of the latest bonds issued by the eurozone rescue fund, the EFSF.
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Japan detains China boat captain

Monday, November 7th 2011, 6:51
related countries: China China

Japan's coast guard detains the skipper of a Chinese fishing boat accusing him of refusing to stop for an inspection.
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Japan emperor goes into hospital

Sunday, November 6th 2011, 15:32
related places: Tokyo

Japanese Emperor Akihito has been admitted to hospital in Tokyo, suffering with a cold, fever and symptoms of bronchitis.
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Tepco to get $11bn government aid

Friday, November 4th 2011, 9:28

Tokyo Electric Power Company is set to receive $11.5bn in bailout funds after the government approves its business plan.
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Toyota to extend production cuts

Friday, November 4th 2011, 3:06
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Toyota

Toyota extends production cuts at its factories in Thailand and Japan due to shortage of parts in wake of floods in Thailand.
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Sony warns of fourth annual loss

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 9:19

Japanese electronics giant Sony warns it will make its fourth annual loss in a row, as it unveils a $346m second-quarter loss.
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China urges tough atomic watchdog

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 5:08
related countries: China China
related places: Fukushima

China wants the UN's nuclear watchdog to be much tougher and apply rules stringently, to rebuild confidence after Japan's Fukushima accident.
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Toyota and Honda see US sales dip

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 3:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Honda, Toyota

Japanese carmakers Toyota and Honda continue to struggle in the US as they report weaker-than-expected sales for October.
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VIDEO: Japanese MP drinks Fukushima water

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 11:48
related places: Fukushima

A Japanese official has drunk a glass of water taken from a radioactive puddle at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.
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Japan MP drinks Fukushima water

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 9:36
related places: Fukushima

A Japanese government official drinks water from puddles at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, after journalists challenge him to prove it was safe.
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Strong yen hits company results

Monday, October 31st 2011, 8:15

Japan's Toshiba, Honda and Panasonic all report lower second-quarter profits, citing the strong yen as having a negative impact on their results.
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Yen weakens 5% as Japan steps in

Monday, October 31st 2011, 3:17

The Japanese government intervenes in the currency market to weaken the yen after the currency hit a post-war high.
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Japanese output and spending dip

Friday, October 28th 2011, 0:52

Japan's industrial output and household spending fall in September, raising concerns about the health of the country's economic recovery.
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Bank of Japan increases stimulus

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 7:35

The Bank of Japan expands its asset purchase programme by 5tn yen ($66bn; £40bn) in a bid to boost growth.
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Sony buys whole of Sony Ericsson

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 7:12
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Japanese tech giant Sony buys full control of mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson from its Swedish partner.
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Daughter of the Japanese Red Army

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 23:10

Life as the daughter of Japanese Red Army founder
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Dreamliner completes first flight

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 12:53
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Tokyo

Boeing's Dreamliner finally completes its maiden commercial flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong, after three years of delays.
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Toyota cuts output after floods

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 6:53
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Carmaker Toyota is cancelling some production in Japan, because of a possible shortage of parts from flood-hit Thailand.
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Dreamliner set for maiden flight

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 3:06
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Tokyo

Boeing's Dreamliner jet is set for its maiden commercial flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong, after three years of delays.
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Mongol wreck found off Japan

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 15:19

The wreck of a ship thought to have taken part in a failed Mongol invasion in the 13th Century has been found off Japan, experts say.
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Japan 'ready' to act on yen

Monday, October 24th 2011, 3:22

Japan is prepared to take action in the foreign exchange market to stem the rising yen, says its finance minister.
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Japan agrees $157bn quake budget

Friday, October 21st 2011, 5:02

Japan's government approves as extra budget for the reconstruction of areas devastated by the earthquake and tsunami.
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Olympus ex-boss takes case to SFO

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 12:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sacked Olympus boss Michael Woodford says he has contacted the UK's Serious Fraud Office about the Japanese firm's accounting practices.
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Olympus shares plunge as CEO axed

Monday, October 17th 2011, 7:11

Shares in Olympus Corporation fall by nearly a quarter after it fires Michael Woodford, its first non-Japanese chief executive officer.
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Samsung seeks iPhone 4S sales ban

Monday, October 17th 2011, 6:58
related countries: Australia Australia

Samsung raises the stakes in its current legal battle with Apple as it seeks a ban on iPhone 4S in Australia and Japan.
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VIDEO: Health tech and clever controls at Ceatec

Friday, October 14th 2011, 14:34
related places: Tokyo

In the second part of his round-up from the Tokyo tech show Ceatec, Dan Simmons looks at the apps hoping to help you stay in shape and the polyester technology which could control your television.
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Thursday, October 13th 2011, 12:42
related places: Fukushima, Tokyo

Elevated levels of radiation detected in Japan's capital Tokyo are almost certainly not linked to the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, say officials.
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Kirin wins Brazil beer court case

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 6:42
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil
related places: Sao Paulo

Japanese beermaker Kirin says a Sao Paulo court has cleared it to take over family-run Brazilian brewer, Schincariol.
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Japan core machinery orders jump

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 5:33

Japan's core machinery orders jump in August as Japanese manufacturers continue to recover from the earthquake and tsunami.
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Fukushima children undergo tests

Sunday, October 9th 2011, 17:28
related places: Fukushima

Health workers in Japan's Fukushima region begin tests on 360,000 children, amid fears of possible links between thyroid disorders and radiation.
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Vettel takes crown as Button wins

Sunday, October 9th 2011, 13:42

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins his second world championship title with a third-place finish in Japan, with McLaren's Jenson Button beating Ferrari's Fernando Alonso to the race victory.
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Murray beats Nadal in Japan final

Sunday, October 9th 2011, 7:39

Andy Murray comes from one set down to beat defending champion Rafael Nadal 3-6 6-2 6-0 in the final of the Japan Open.
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Live - Japanese Grand Prix

Sunday, October 9th 2011, 4:29
related places: Suzuka

Sebastian Vettel claims the 2011 world championship after finishing third behind winner Jenson Button in the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Vettel beats Button to Japan pole

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 10:35
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel sees off McLaren's Jenson Button to take pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton misses out following a mix-up.
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Japan grounds jet fighter fleet

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 7:47

Japan grounds more than 200 F-15 jet fighters after a fuel tank fell off one of the war planes during a training mission.
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Murray faces Nadal in Japan final

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 6:50

Andy Murray will play Rafael Nadal in the final of the Japan Open after a comfortable victory over David Ferrer.
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Live - Japanese GP qualifying

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 1:28

Sebastian Vettel takes pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix, with Jenson Button second and Lewis Hamilton third.
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Button fastest as Vettel crashes

Friday, October 7th 2011, 10:41

McLaren's Jenson Button sets the pace as his title rival Sebastian Vettel recovers from an early crash in practice for the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Japan extends quake loan scheme

Friday, October 7th 2011, 5:26

The Bank of Japan extends its loan scheme for banks operating in areas affected by the earthquake and tsunami by six months.
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Live - Japanese GP practice

Friday, October 7th 2011, 0:29
related places: Suzuka

Jenson Button tops the leaderboard in first and second practice for the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Japan tourism industry recovering

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 11:20

Japan's tourism industry shows signs of recovery following the devastating tsunami last March, according to a report.
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Japan politician Ozawa on trial

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 6:01
related places: Ozawa

Ichiro Ozawa, one of Japan's most influential politicians, denies breaking political fundraising laws as his trial begins in Tokyo.
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NZ condemns Japan's whaling plans

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 9:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand condemns Japan's decision to resume whaling in Antarctic waters later this year, calling it "entirely disrespectful".
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