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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

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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Japan whaling fleet to sail again

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 9:42

Japan confirms it will go ahead with its annual whale hunt in the Antarctic and says it will increase security to protect its fleet.
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Japanese manufacturers optimistic

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 2:40

Japan's big manufacturers expect conditions to improve in the next three months, according to the Bank of Japan's Tankan survey.
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Japan looking to stabilise yen

Friday, September 30th 2011, 7:19

Japan authorises the use of additional funds to help stop the yen strengthening, as figures show a slowdown in industrial output growth.
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Tsunami donation left in toilet

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 13:18

An anonymous Japanese donor leaves the equivalent of $131,000 in a public toilet with a note saying it was intended for victims of the tsunami.
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Japan retail sales drop in August

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 0:53

Retail sales in Japan fell a faster-than-expected 2.7% in August as a post-earthquake rebound petered out, new data shows.
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Japan outlines quake-tax increase

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 3:54

Japan's government and the ruling Democratic Party propose plan to raise extra $120bn in taxes to pay for quake reconstruction.
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VIDEO: New 787 Dreamliner touches down

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 1:49

After years of production delays the 787 Dreamliner has finally arrived in Japan, the home of its owners.
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Canada 23-23 Japan

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 6:11
related countries: Canada Canada

A late Ander Monro penalty for Canada denies Japan their first victory of the Rugby World Cup.
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Japan may help Greek debt bailout

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 3:53
related countries: Greece Greece

Japan's finance minister says it may consider being part of a global plan to help bail out Greece from its ongoing debt crisis.
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Boeing delivers first Dreamliner

Monday, September 26th 2011, 16:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Monday

US planemaker Boeing delivers its first 787 Dreamliner to Japan's All Nippon Airways, after three years of delays.
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Japan falls out of love with skyscrapers

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 13:23

Is Tokyo turning its back on the high-rise lifestyle?
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Typhoon Roke moves across Japan

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 6:29

The powerful typhoon that hit Japan on Wednesday makes its way across the country, bringing floods, damage and deaths.
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Powerful Typhoon Roke hits Japan

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 14:05
related places: Fukushima

A powerful typhoon strikes disaster-ravaged Japan and heads towards the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, where clean-up work has been suspended.
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In pictures: Japan's Typhoon Roke

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 13:44

Images from Japan as Typhoon Roke makes landfall
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Japan tsunami costs hit Lloyd's

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 7:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Insurance market Lloyd's of London says catastrophes such as the Japanese tsunami made the first half of 2011 the most expensive on record.
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Rising yen hurts Japan's exports

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 2:44

Japan's exports rise less than expected as slowing growth abroad and the strength of the yen begin to weigh on the country's economic recovery.
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Million urged to flee Japan storm

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 14:13

More than a million people in central Japan are urged to leave their homes as a powerful typhoon approaches, bringing heavy rains and flooding.
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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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