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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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Japan agrees nuclear damages plan

Friday, May 13th 2011, 10:07

Japan's government decides to help Tokyo Electric (Tepco) compensate victims of the disaster at the power company's nuclear plant.
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Twitter boost for Japan doctors

Friday, May 13th 2011, 7:13

Social networking services like Twitter and Skype were essential in communicating with people who needed urgent medical help for chronic diseases after the Japanese earthquake, say doctors working in Japan.
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Setbacks at Japan nuclear plant

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 13:32

A reactor at Japan's crippled nuclear plant has been more badly damaged than originally thought, operator Tepco says.
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Nissan enjoys record annual sales

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 6:47

Japanese carmaker Nissan reports the highest annual sales in its history, sending the carmaker's annual profits up strongly.
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Allianz hit by earthquake claims

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 5:55

Allianz sees its quarterly profits fall 43% because of damage claims from the earthquake in Japan and other natural disasters.
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Japan's current account shrinks

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 0:56

Japan's current account surplus fell by 34.3% in March compared with last year, as exports plunged after the earthquake and tsunami.
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Japan nuclear owner agrees deal

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 14:31

The operator of Japan's crisis-hit nuclear plant agrees to drastic restructuring in return for government help paying a huge compensation bill.
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Disappointing quarter for Disney

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 23:39

Profits fall at the World's biggest media company, Disney, after a key film bombed at the box office and theme parks were closed in Japan.
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VIDEO: Brief return for Fukushima residents

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 17:01
related places: Fukushima

Japan is to reconsider plans to increase its reliance on nuclear power in the wake of the crisis at the Fukushima plant, its Prime Minister Naoto Kan has announced.
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Japan 'to review energy policy'

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 14:10
related places: Fukushima

Japan's prime minister says plans to increase the use of nuclear power will be reconsidered in the wake of the Fukushima plant crisis.
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Sony network back 'by end of May'

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 11:17
related places: Tokyo

Sony plans to restart its online PlayStation video game network by the end of May, as it recovers from a hacking attack.
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Tepco seeking compensation help

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 7:10
related places: Fukushima

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant asks the government for help compensating victims of the crisis.
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Chubu set to close nuclear plant

Monday, May 9th 2011, 10:48
related places: Fukushima

Chubu Electric Power agrees to suspend operations at a nuclear facility on safety concerns.
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Grim return

Monday, May 9th 2011, 7:15

Classes resume for first time since quake hit Japanese town
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VIDEO: The Japanese pupils living at their schools

Monday, May 9th 2011, 6:20

Children in Japan are back at school after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March, with some pupils still having to live in the school building.
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VIDEO: Smiling to ease Japan tsunami trauma

Friday, May 6th 2011, 8:57

Psychologists in Japan have said that they are concerned survivors of the earthquake and tsunami could develop long-term mental health problems if they do not talk about what happened.
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Workers enter Fukushima reactor

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 10:05
related places: Fukushima

Workers enter a reactor building at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant for the first time since the 11 March quake, to install ventilation equipment.
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VIDEO: Robot camera in Japan reactor

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 15:45
related places: Fukushima

The company which operates the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan has released new footage showing the inside of the number one reactor at the plant.
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New York picks Nissan as new taxi

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 1:19

New York says Japan's Nissan Motor has won a contract to provide the next generation of the city's ubiquitous yellow taxis.
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Stradivarius sale for Japan quake

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 11:02

An exceptionally well-preserved Stradivarius violin, the Lady Blunt, which fetched $10m for its last sale in 2008, is to be auctioned for charity.
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Japan quake relief budget passed

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 9:10

Japan's parliament passes a 4tn yen ($49bn, £30bn) emergency budget for reconstruction following the 11 March earthquake and tsunami.
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Record fall in Japanese car sales

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 8:05

Japan's domestic sales of cars, trucks and buses fell by a record amount in April, hit by the aftermath of the earthquake.
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VIDEO: Japan passes quake budget

Saturday, April 30th 2011, 16:33

Japan's lower house approves an emergency budget of nearly $50bn to begin clearing and rebuilding after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March.
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Panasonic plans 17,000 job cuts

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 14:57

Panasonic, Japan's biggest home appliances maker, is planning to cut some 17,000 jobs in a turnaround plan.
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Honda sees profits slump by 38%

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 9:30
related places: Honda

Japanese car manufacturer Honda sees quarterly profits sink 38% as production is hit by last month's earthquake and tsunami.
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Japan's factory output plunges

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 5:58

Japan's industrial output falls by record levels in March as disruptions in supply chain continue to hit production.
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Japan emperor sees quake-hit port

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 10:22

Japan's imperial couple pay their first visit to parts of the north-east coast worst affected by the 11 March earthquake and tsunami.
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Japan's debt outlook downgraded

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 5:35

Standard & Poor's has cut Japan's sovereign rating outlook to negative saying high reconstruction costs will increase debt.
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Japan's retail sales plunge

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 3:13

Retail sales in Japan plunged in March as consumers stayed away from shops in wake of last month's earthquake and tsunami.
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Japan earthquake saps Coke profit

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 13:10

Coca-Cola reveals first-quarter profits that fell slightly short of expectations thanks to poor sales in quake-struck Japan.
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Ford speeds up Asia output cuts

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 2:18

Ford becomes the latest car maker to announce a slowdown in production as a shortage of parts made in Japan gets worse.
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Toyota's Japan output falls 63%

Monday, April 25th 2011, 12:28

Toyota Motors says that its Japanese production fell by 63% in March compared with the same month last year.
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Military push to find Japan dead

Monday, April 25th 2011, 11:18

Japan deploys nearly 25,000 troops to search for the bodies of those missing since last month's devastating earthquake and tsunami.
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VIDEO: Japan's $50bn disaster relief budget

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 14:57

The Japanese government has unveiled a $50bn emergency budget for disaster relief after last month's earthquake and tsunami
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Japan announces emergency budget

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 3:15

The Japanese government announces a 4 trillion yen ($48.9bn; £29.6bn) emergency budget, after last month's earthquake and tsunami.
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Japan makes Fukushima no-go zone

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 14:22
related places: Fukushima

Japan makes it illegal to enter a 20km (12-mile) evacuation zone around the stricken Fukushima nuclear reactor.
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Fiat warns Japan will cut output

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 18:52

Fiat says European car production will be cut by up to 100,000 units because of supply chain hold-ups in Japan.
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Quake damage hits Japan exports

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 6:05

Japanese exports fall more than expected in March, as damage from last month's earthquake and tsunami affect shipments.
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Water pumped from Japan reactor

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 9:20

Workers at Japan's quake-hit nuclear plant begin removing highly radioactive water from the basement of a reactor building to on-site storage.
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Robots measure reactor radiation

Monday, April 18th 2011, 10:46
related places: Fukushima

Robots sent into reactor buildings at Japan's quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant find radiation levels that could hamper crucial repair work.
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Toyota resumes Japan production

Monday, April 18th 2011, 9:15
related places: Toyota

Toyota resumes production at all of its car plants in Japan for the first time, but only at half capacity.
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VIDEO: Japan unveils nuclear crisis plan

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 11:52

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has said it expects to bring the crisis under control by the end of the year. Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) said it aimed to reduce radiation leaks in three months and to cool the rea
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Japan unveils nuclear crisis plan

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 9:58

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says it expects to bring the plant to "cold shutdown" by the end of the year.
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US to help Japan reconstruction

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 5:21
related countries: United States United States

Hillary Clinton announces joint reconstruction plans as she visits Japan to show US solidarity five weeks after the quake disaster.
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VIDEO: Japan still mourning disaster victims

Friday, April 15th 2011, 21:43

One month after the massive earthquake and tsunami which killed thousands, Japan is struggling to move on.
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VIDEO: Japan deploys police amid protest fears

Friday, April 15th 2011, 14:00
related places: Fukushima

The Japanese government says families evacuated from the exclusion zone around the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant are to get compensation.
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Japan orders nuclear compensation

Friday, April 15th 2011, 9:31
related places: Fukushima

Japan orders the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to pay provisional compensation to about 48,000 affected families.
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Japan economy 'to grow from July'

Friday, April 15th 2011, 1:40

The governor of the Bank of Japan says the economy will expand between July and September 2011.
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VIDEO: First search inside Japan exclusion zone

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 18:19
related places: Fukushima

Japanese rescue crews have begun searching for victims of the 11 March earthquake and tsunami within a 10km zone around the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.
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Japanese police search no-go zone

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 12:13
related places: Fukushima

Japanese police begin searching for victims of the 11 March earthquake within a 10km zone around the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.
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Sony considers two-week shutdown

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 6:14

Sony Corporation is considering shutting down some of its premises in Japan because of the ongoing power shortages.
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Morning business round-up

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 11:20

Our daily morning business round-up looks at the main stories in Europe and Asia, including the Japanese government downgrading its economic outlook.
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Japan downgrades economic outlook

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 7:19

The Japanese government downgrades its assessment of the economy, following last month's earthquake and tsunami.
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Japan PM seeks to calm food fears

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 2:33
related places: Fukushima

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan says food from the region near the stricken Fukushima plant is safe to eat despite radiation fears.
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VIDEO: What makes a level 7 nuclear crisis?

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 20:54
related places: Fukushima

Crisis at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant is now being rated at the same level as the Chernobyl disaster 25 years ago
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Japan raises nuclear crisis level

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 13:08

Japan raises the severity rating of its nuclear crisis to the highest level, but says radiation leakage is a 10th of that from the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.
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Tepco may face $23.6bn in claims

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 7:43

Tokyo Electric Power Company may face as much as 2 trillion yen ($23.6bn) in compensation claims, according to JP Morgan.
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VIDEO: Japan nuclear crisis level raised

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 6:55

Japanese authorities have raised the severity rating of their nuclear crisis to the highest level, seven - previously only used for Chernobyl.
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