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News: Japan

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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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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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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