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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 tuna fetches record price

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 7:53
related places: Tokyo, Tsukiji

A new sale record of $736,000 is set for a bluefin tuna at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market, almost doubling last year's price.
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VIDEO: Japanese workers pray for good business

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 17:10
related places: Tokyo

Thousands of Japanese businessmen and women gather at Tokyo's Kanda Myoujin shrine to pray for a successful year
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VIDEO: S Korea's K-pop culture growing in Japan

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 6:32

South Korea's K-pop music has overtaken Japanese music as the industry's most popular genre in the country.
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Japanese cult fugitive surrenders

Sunday, January 1st 2012, 11:48

A former member of Japan's Aum Shinrikyo cult, which carried out the deadly 1995 Tokyo subway attack, hands himself in after nearly 17 years.
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Japan quake: 'I'm not worried about the radiation'

Friday, December 30th 2011, 12:10

Reflections on one of Japan's biggest disasters
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Japan stocks end year at 1982 low

Friday, December 30th 2011, 7:21

Japan's main share index, hit by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March, closes at its lowest year-end level since 1982.
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Japan delays sales tax increase

Friday, December 30th 2011, 5:20

A key panel of Japan's ruling party agrees to postpone a planned sales tax increase amid rising opposition to the move.
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Italy borrowing costs remain high

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 17:25

Italy has to pay the relatively high interest rate of just under 7% to borrow money, reflecting continued concerns about its economy.
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Anti-whaling boat damaged by wave

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 3:30
related countries: Southern Ocean Southern Ocean

A rogue wave has damaged an anti-whaling vessel in the Southern Ocean, as it followed the Japanese whaling fleet.
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India and Japan in currency deal

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 3:23
related countries: India India

India and Japan have sign a $15bn (£9.7bn) currency swap agreement as the two nations seek to boost financial co-operation.
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AUDIO: Tsunami debris washes up in Canada

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 12:42
related countries: Canada Canada, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tofino

Tsunami debris from Japan has started arriving on the coast of Tofino on British Colombia in Canada.
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Tepco dips on state control fears

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 7:31

Shares of Tokyo Electric Power Company fall on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on fears the utility provider may be nationalised.
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Japan urges nuclear rescue plan

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 17:11

Japan asks nuclear operator Tokyo Electric Power Company to consider temporary state control, as the company seeks extra funds to compensate disaster victims.
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Japan set to ease arms export ban

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 11:59

Japan is to ease an arms export ban that has been in place since 1967, the top government spokesman confirms.
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Japan and India eye currency pact

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 6:47
related countries: India India

Japan and India are set to unveil a new currency swap agreement aimed at easing potential short-term liquidity problems.
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VIDEO: Fukushima report highlights failures

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 2:54
related places: Fukushima

A lack of preparedness for a disaster and failures in the response to it exacerbated the effects of the nuclear accident at Japan's Fukushima plant in March, a new report says.
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Fukushima report notes failures

Monday, December 26th 2011, 17:58
related places: Fukushima

Officials were guilty of multiple failures in their response the nuclear disaster at Japan's Fukushima plant in March, an official report says.
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Japan affirms $1.2tn draft budget

Monday, December 26th 2011, 4:09

Japan affirms a draft version of its state budget for the next financial year as it cuts spending for the first time in six years.
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China and Japan in currency deal

Monday, December 26th 2011, 3:22
related countries: China China

China and Japan unveil plans to promote the direct exchange of the yen and yuan to cut costs for companies and boost trade.
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'Kizuna' is Japan's kanji of 2011

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 2:04

The Japanese kanji "kizuna", meaning bonds or connections between people, comes top of a public poll for the character that best sums up 2011.
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Japan downgrades growth forecasts

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 9:34

Japan's economy will shrink by 0.1% in the year to the end of March, according to the latest government forecast.
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Tepco to raise electricity prices

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 8:52

Tokyo Electric Power company (Tepco) looks to raise electricity rates for corporate consumers to offset higher fuel costs.
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Toyota to boost production by 20%

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 7:47
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Toyota says it plans to increase production by 20% next year as it tries to recover ground lost due to the earthquake in Japan and floods in Thailand.
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VIDEO: Olympus HQ in earnings probe raid

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 15:38

Japanese prosecutors raid the HQ of camera firm Olympus as part of an ongoing investigation into accounting practices.
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Olympus HQ in earnings probe raid

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 4:58

Japanese prosecutors raid the HQ of camera firm Olympus as part of an ongoing investigation into accounting practices.
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Japanese exports continue slide

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 2:07

Japanese exports have fallen again as demand for the country's goods continues to be hit by the strength of the yen and the European debt crisis.
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N Korea urged on 'path of peace'

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 6:58
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US calls on North Korea to pursue a "path of peace" following the death of leader Kim Jong-il, as it holds urgent talks with regional powers.
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Japan chooses US F-35 fighter jet

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 4:41
related countries: United States United States

Japan chooses the US-made F-35 stealth fighter over the Eurofighter Typhoon and Boeing Super Hornet as the new mainstay of its air defence fleet.
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Villa set to miss rest of season

Monday, December 19th 2011, 21:39
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona, Villa

Barcelona and Spain striker David Villa has only a "slim" chance of playing again this season after breaking his leg, says surgeon.
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Barcelona secure Club World Cup

Sunday, December 18th 2011, 14:05
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Barcelona are crowned Fifa Club World Cup winners after thrashing Brazilian side Santos 4-0 in Japan.
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Japan declares Fukushima stable

Friday, December 16th 2011, 12:06
related places: Fukushima

Japan's prime minister says the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant has finally been stabilised, nine months after the earthquake and tsunami.
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Olympus shares slide on new fears

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 8:49

Japan's scandal-hit camera maker Olympus retains its listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange but sees its shares fall sharply again.
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Japan business confidence slumps

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 1:45

Japanese manufacturers' sentiment has turned pessimistic due to a strong yen and Europe's debt crisis, the latest Tankan survey finds.
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Statue honours Korea sex slaves

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 18:13
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korean women kept as sex slaves in World War II put up a statue outside the Japanese embassy at their 1,000th protest rally in Seoul.
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VIDEO: S Korea WWII sex slave row continues

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 16:33
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korean women who were forced to work as sex slaves by the Japanese army during World War Two have sparked a diplomatic tussle by unveiling a statue outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul.
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Olympus files financial earnings

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 13:22

Japan's camera maker Olympus submits revised earnings reports to try to avoid being delisted from the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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Canada under fire over Kyoto exit

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 18:40
related countries: Australia Australia, Canada Canada, France France
related places: Kyoto, Ottawa

France, China and Japan criticise Canada for formally withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, but Australia defends Ottawa's decision.
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Street View reveals tsunami Japan

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 12:02

Street View reveals Japan's tsunami damage
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Bale defends China massacre film

Monday, December 12th 2011, 5:44
related countries: China China
related places: Nanjing

Actor Christian Bale says the latest film he stars in, portraying the massacre of Chinese by Japan's imperial army in Nanjing, is not propaganda.
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Japan keeps green car tax breaks

Monday, December 12th 2011, 3:27

Japan has extended tax breaks for fuel-efficient vehicles, in a bid to help the struggling car industry.
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Japan rebuffs Tepco bailout claim

Friday, December 9th 2011, 2:56

Japan's trade minister denies reports that troubled nuclear firm Tepco is about to be in effect nationalised - claims that caused the share price to plummet.
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Tsunami fund 'used for whaling'

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 12:39

Animal rights activists say Japan is using funds from a tsunami recovery fund to subsidise its controversial whaling operations.
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Olympus board to quit amid probe

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 10:40

The entire board of scandal-hit Japanese camera-maker Olympus says it intends to quit by February and announces an internal inquiry.
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Caesium found in Japan baby milk

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 12:59
related places: Meiji

Japanese milk powder maker Meiji recalls its baby formula after finding radioactive caesium in the product.
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Panel says Olympus board 'rotten'

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 11:55

A panel appointed by the board of scandal-hit Olympus says the core part of management was "rotten", but finds no link to organised crime.
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Water leak at Japan nuclear plant

Monday, December 5th 2011, 12:40
related places: Fukushima

Contaminated water leaks from a treatment system at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, with some potentially entering the sea.
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Supercars in costly Japan pile-up

Monday, December 5th 2011, 8:18

A dozen luxury sports cars - eight Ferraris, a Lamborghini and three Mercedes - collide in what is likely to be one of Japan's most expensive pile-ups.
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English lessons for China pilots

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 9:48
related countries: China China

China Eastern Airlines vows to improve the English of its pilots amid claims a plane took off despite protestations from traffic controllers.
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Toyota and BMW in green agreement

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 8:04
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota and Germany's BMW are to work together on environmental-friendly motoring technology.
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VIDEO: Tokyo Motor Show: Is hi-tech the answer?

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 2:41

The Tokyo Motor Show is under way at the end of a dismal year for the Japanese car industry.
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Japan's carmakers apply talents to world's problems

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 0:13

Japan's carmakers apply talents to world's problems
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Japan households feel the squeeze

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 2:06

Japan's household spending falls while the unemployment rate increases raising concerns about economic recovery.
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Japanese carmakers eye energy efficient future

Monday, November 28th 2011, 23:39

Japanese carmakers are looking to an energy efficient future
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Japan singletons hit record high

Monday, November 28th 2011, 7:36

Record numbers of young Japanese do not have partners, according to a survey by the government, and many do not want one.
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Japan's youth turn to rural areas

Monday, November 28th 2011, 4:09

Young Japanese swapping city lights for rural charm
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Three Olympus board members quit

Friday, November 25th 2011, 4:33
related places: Tokyo

Three directors stand down at firm Olympus, amid one of Japan's biggest corporate scandals.
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Ex-Olympus boss praises meeting

Friday, November 25th 2011, 4:19

The ex-boss of scandal-hit Japanese camera-maker Olympus says a meeting with the company's board was "constructive and honest".
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Japan's Akihito leaves hospital

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 8:14
related places: Tokyo

Japanese Emperor Akihito is discharged from a hospital in Tokyo, 18 days after being admitted with mild bronchial pneumonia.
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Kimono culture - a dying art?

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 9:34

Is the traditional Japanese kimono dying out?
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