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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

VIDEO: School life for Japan's tsunami children

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 7:00

450,000 people were made homeless by the powerful earthquake and massive tsunami that devastated Japan in March.
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Japan steps in to weaken currency

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 6:27

The Japanese government and central bank take steps to weaken the yen and protect the country's economic growth.
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China angered by Japan seas fears

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 4:17
related countries: China China

China criticises Japan for its defence ministry report warning against China's growing naval power, calling the Japanese paper "irresponsible".
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Japan dismisses nuclear officials

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 4:12
related places: Fukushima

Three men in charge of Japan's nuclear power safety and policy have been sacked for mishandling the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant.
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Japan parliament backs Tepco plan

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 10:48

Japan's parliament backs a plan to help Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) compensate victims of its tsunami-crippled nuclear plant.
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VIDEO: Return to tsunami-hit Japan

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 8:21

When Japan was struck by a devastating earthquake and tsunami it was hard to imagine how people there would begin to rebuild their lives.
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VIDEO: Memories of Russia's Sakhalin Island

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 6:42
related countries: Russia Russia

The economies of Russia and Japan are becoming more intertwined, as Japan relies increasingly on Russian gas from Sakhalin Island in Russia's far east.
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Missed the boat

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 0:26

The Japanese family who got stranded in USSR
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Honda profits plunge 88% on quake

Monday, August 1st 2011, 9:45

Honda Motors becomes the latest Japanese company to report a slump in profits due to the earthquake and tsunami.
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Earthquake hits off Japan coast

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 20:06
related places: Tokyo

A 6.4 magnitude quake at sea jolts north-eastern Japan, shaking buildings in the capital Tokyo, but no tsunami warning is issued.
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Nintendo shares slump after loss

Friday, July 29th 2011, 7:17
related places: Tokyo

Nintendo shares tumble on the Tokyo stock exchange a day after the company reported a loss in the first quarter.
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Japan data shows further recovery

Friday, July 29th 2011, 2:15

Japan's economy continues to recover from the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami, latest government data shows.
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Former Yankees pitcher Irabu dies

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 23:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Irabu

Baseball pitcher Hideki Irabu, who played on two World Series teams and was one of the first Japanese players in US baseball, dies at 42.
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Sony swings to loss after quake

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 10:39

Japanese electronics maker Sony swings to loss in the first quarter as the earthquake and tsunami hit production.
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Nintendo hurt by weak 3DS sales

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 9:20

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo reports a surprise loss, hit by weak sales of its new 3DS handheld game player.
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Japan's retail sales rise in June

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 3:36

Retail sales in Japan rose in June, the first increase since the earthquake and tsunami hit the country in March, official data shows.
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Crisis 'will not end nuclear age'

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 10:45

The UN's top nuclear official says the use of atomic power will continue to grow around the world, despite the crisis at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant.
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Japanese MotoGP 'will go ahead'

Monday, July 25th 2011, 18:42

October's MotoGP race in crisis-hit Japan will be held, says the sport's governing body.
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Toyota's output and sales plunge

Monday, July 25th 2011, 5:36
related places: Toyota

Toyota's output and sales in Japan dip in first half of the year due to damage caused by the earthquake and tsunami.
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Pearl Harbor 'pilot' skull found

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 2:26
related countries: United States United States

US forensic scientists are trying to determine if a skull found at the bottom of the sea at Pearl Harbor belonged to a World War II Japanese fighter pilot.
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Teacher's bathtub killer jailed

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 13:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Japanese man accused of killing a British teacher whose body was found in a sand-filled bathtub is sentenced to life in prison.
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VIDEO: Hawker family: Lindsay loved Japan

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 11:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Japanese man has been sentenced to life in prison for the rape and murder of British teacher Lindsay Hawker. Bill Hawker, Lindsay's father, has given an emotional reaction to the sentence outside court.
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Japan to get new budget airline

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 8:53

Japan's All Nippon Airways and budget carrier Air Asia agree a joint venture to serve the Japanese market.
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Japan in surprise trade surplus

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 5:20

Japan posts a trade surplus for the first time in three months, as exports recover from the March earthquake and tsunami.
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Angry lesson

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 11:19

Has the earthquake shaken Japan's respect for authority?
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Fukushima beef shipments banned

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 9:04
related places: Fukushima

The Japanese government bans all shipments of cattle from the Fukushima prefecture on concerns about contaminated beef.
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Japan captain hails World Cup win

Monday, July 18th 2011, 10:16
related countries: United States United States

Japan's women celebrate their first World Cup title after beating the United States 3-1 on penalties in Frankfurt.
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Japan plans to ban Fukushima beef

Monday, July 18th 2011, 6:42
related places: Fukushima

Japan's government is set to suspend all cattle shipments from Fukushima as concerns over radiation tainted beef rise.
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Japan win World Cup on penalties

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 21:25
related countries: United States United States

Japan beat USA 3-1 on penalties to become the first Asian nation to win the Fifa Women's World Cup.
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Lorenzo & Stoner rule out Japan

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 12:04

Jorge Lorenzo and Casey Stoner have confirmed they will not take part in October's Japanese MotoGP.
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Japan nuclear reactor shuts down

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 4:45

Japan's Ohi nuclear reactor is to go offline temporarily after developing a fault, putting further strain on the country's electricity supplies.
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Quake still rattles Sony Ericsson

Friday, July 15th 2011, 9:37

Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson blames a 50m euro loss on the aftermath of Japan's devastating earthquake.
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Japan air boycott draws Seoul ire

Friday, July 15th 2011, 6:12
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul, Tokyo

South Korea protests to Japan after Tokyo tells diplomats to boycott Korean Air in a territorial dispute between the two countries.
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PM Kan urges 'nuclear-free Japan'

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 10:31

Japan's prime minister calls for his country to develop into a nuclear-free society, amid an upsurge of anti-nuclear opinion among the public.
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Antarctic whaling 'to continue'

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 23:02

Financial constraints and campaigns by activists will not stop Japan sending its whaling fleet back to the Antarctic, a senior official tells the BBC.
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Widening scandal at nuclear firm

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 9:49

Workers at Japan's Kyushu Electric Company posed as citizens and lobbied for a power plant to be reopened, an internal inquiry finds.
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Dench given Japanese arts award

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 8:02

Veteran actress Dame Judi Dench says she felt "overwhelmed" to accept one of the art world's most valuable awards.
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Japan clarifies nuclear testing

Monday, July 11th 2011, 9:40

Japan says safety tests on idled nuclear plants will be carried out in two phases, as it tries to clarify its conditions for restarting dozens of reactors.
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Japan quake sparks tsunami alert

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 3:25

A powerful earthquake hits the same area of north-east Japan that was devastated four months ago, but fears of a tsunami prove unfounded.
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VIDEO: Hiroshima bomb photos go on show

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 8:10
related places: Hiroshima

Previously classified photos of the aftermath of the atomic bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima have gone on display in New York.
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Kindness of strangers

Friday, July 8th 2011, 23:10

BBC reporter surprised by Japan youngsters in the quake zone
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Japan PM sorry for nuclear mix-up

Friday, July 8th 2011, 10:00

Japan's prime minister apologises for confusion caused by his order for nuclear power firms to carry out more safety tests.
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Hawker parents to question killer

Friday, July 8th 2011, 7:10

The parents of Warwickshire teacher Lindsay Hawker found dead in a bath of sand are due to cross-examine her killer at his murder trial in Japan.
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Japan quake still hurting trade

Friday, July 8th 2011, 2:13

Japan's current account surplus falls sharply in May, as the earthquake and tsunami continue to affect exports.
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Japan nuclear checks criticised

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 10:13

The Japanese government's plan to hold further safety tests on nuclear plants before reopening them is denounced by local officials and critics.
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Japan plans atomic stress tests

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 10:38

Japan is to conduct stress tests on all its nuclear plants after the earthquake and tsunami led to a nuclear meltdown at Fukushima.
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Japan's Nikkei at post-quake high

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 8:24

Japanese shares hit a post-quake high as the Nikkei index rises for the seventh successive day on optimism of a speedy recovery.
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Second emergency budget for Japan

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 7:50

Japan's government approves a second budget of 2tn yen ($24.7bn; £15.4bn) for reconstruction after the 11 March earthquake and tsunami.
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VIDEO: Moving boats stranded by tsunami

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 5:45

The Japanese government has approved a second supplementary budget to help victims of the March earthquake and tsunami.
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Slow progress

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 23:20

Japan quake 'ghost towns' ebb back to life
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England & Japan reach Women's World Cup quarter-finals

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 18:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's women book their place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup after goals from Ellen White and Rachel Yankey are enough to see off Japan in Group B.
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Live - England v Japan

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 15:46

England kick off their final Group B match of the Women's World Cup against Japan at 1715 BST, needing a draw to reach the last eight.
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Japan minister quits after a week

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 8:30

Japan's minister for reconstruction announces his resignation just a week into the job, after making insensitive remarks to governors of tsunami-hit areas.
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Stay or go?

Monday, July 4th 2011, 23:11

Living near Japan's nuclear contamination zone
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VIDEO: Divorce rituals 'on the rise' in Japan

Monday, July 4th 2011, 17:08

A firm which specialises in divorce ceremonies in Japan says more people are looking for a clean start after the earthquake and tsunami which hit the country in March.
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Killer admits Japan bathtub death

Monday, July 4th 2011, 12:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tokyo

A Japanese man admits raping and killing British teacher Lindsay Ann Hawker whose body was found buried in a bathtub of sand in his flat near Tokyo.
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Tepco shares jump by 20% in Tokyo

Monday, July 4th 2011, 9:38
related places: Tokyo

Shares in Tokyo Electric Power Company jump 20% after a government official says he has no knowledge of any plan to break up the company.
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