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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

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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Japan 'finds Pacific rare earths'

Monday, July 4th 2011, 4:58

Japanese researchers say they have found vast deposits of rare earth minerals, used in many hi-tech appliances, in the Pacific seabed.
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VIDEO: Japan's young learn to cope with crisis

Monday, July 4th 2011, 1:34

In the wake of March's devastating earthquake, those who remember the last time Japan had to rebuild itself are helping the younger generation cope with the crisis.
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VIDEO: Trans-Pacific first for new Boeing

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 15:39

Boeing's long-delayed 787 aircraft has completed its maiden trans-Pacific journey, landing to a warm welcome in Japan.
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Japan imposes new energy limits

Friday, July 1st 2011, 13:00

Factories, shops and offices in Tokyo have been told to cut down on their energy use because of power shortages in Japan.
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Japan's factory output rebounds

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 2:17

Japan's factory output rises at a faster-than-expected pace as the economy continues to recover from March's earthquake and tsunami.
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Japan's retail sales recovering

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 1:03

Retail sales in Japan fell less-than-forecast in May as the country starts to recover from the 11 March earthquake and tsunami.
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France to boost nuclear funding

Monday, June 27th 2011, 12:05
related countries: France France
related places: Fukushima

France's President Sarkozy announces 1bn euros (£0.8bn) of fresh investment in nuclear power, despite warnings after the Japan disaster.
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Japan tackles radioactive water

Monday, June 27th 2011, 12:05
related places: Fukushima

Operators of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant begin pumping decontaminated water to cool damaged reactors, in a move hailed as "a giant step forward".
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Emergency loan for Japan's Chubu

Friday, June 24th 2011, 5:29

Chubu Electric, Japan's third biggest utility, will receive an emergency loan as the country continues to face a power shortage.
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Earthquake to hit Nissan profits

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 6:37

Japanese carmaker Nissan forecasts a fall in profits this financial year, following March's massive earthquake and resulting tsunami.
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Okinawa dismay at US base delay

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 6:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

Okinawa's governor criticises a joint US-Japanese decision to delay moving a US airbase from an urban area to a more remote part of the island.
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Japan and US delay Okinawa plan

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 17:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

Japan and the US drop a 2014 deadline to move a controversial airbase on Okinawa, saying it will be moved as soon as possible.
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Japan car firms hire to up output

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 6:17

Japanese car firms will boost production by hiring thousands of contract workers in the aftermath of the March earthquake and tsunami.
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Stradivarius sold to raise money for Japan victims

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 4:26

A well-preserved Stradivarius violin is sold in an online auction for a record £9.8m ($15.9m) to raise money for disaster relief in Japan.
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Moody's cuts Tepco credit rating

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 0:51

Moody's Investor Service sharply cuts Tokyo Electric Power's (Tepco) credit rating to junk status.
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Nuclear watchdog wants new checks

Monday, June 20th 2011, 16:39
related places: Fukushima

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog calls for strengthened international safety checks to help prevent a repeat of Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident.
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Japan export dip to hurt recovery

Monday, June 20th 2011, 6:09

Japanese exports drop more than expected in May, underlining worries about the pace of the post-tsunami recovery.
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VIDEO: Nuclear radiation rise halts Japan clear-up

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 11:53
related places: Fukushima

Operators of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant have suspended an operation to clean contaminated water hours after it began due to a rapid rise in radiation.
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Radiation stops Japanese clean-up

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 6:34
related places: Fukushima

Operators of the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant suspend an operation to clean contaminated water due to a rapid rise in radiation.
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VIDEO: Will eco-friendly toys be a hit in Japan?

Friday, June 17th 2011, 1:34

A major toy show has opened in Japan showcasing the latest in eco-friendly toys.
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