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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: 'I will enter Japan's nuclear plant'

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 5:52
related places: Fukushima

A group of more than 200 Japanese pensioners are volunteering to tackle the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima power station.
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Japan's factory output rebounds

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 5:00

Japan's industrial output rebounded slightly in April as companies worked towards solving supply chain problems, according to government figures.
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Storm hits Japan's nuclear plant

Monday, May 30th 2011, 14:13
related places: Fukushima

Some work at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is suspended due to a tropical storm, just days after it admitted it was not ready for harsh weather.
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Japan plant 'unready' for typhoon

Saturday, May 28th 2011, 23:24
related places: Fukushima

The crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is not fully prepared for the heavy rain and winds of a typhoon bearing down on Japan, the plant's operator admits.
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Japan's car production plunges

Friday, May 27th 2011, 7:21

Japanese car production falls sharply in April as manufacturers continue to face a post-earthquake shortfall in parts supply.
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VIDEO: Switzerland to phase out nuclear power

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 6:21
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Fukushima

Switzerland has become the first European country to announce plans to phase out nuclear power, in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan.
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Japan's Ricoh to cut 10,000 jobs

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 5:30

Japan office equipment maker Ricoh says it plans to cut its global workforce by about 10,000 people to cut costs.
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Sony websites in new hack attack

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 6:25
related countries: Canada Canada

Japanese electronics giant Sony reports data loss in fresh hacking attacks on a number of its websites.
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Japan posts 12.5% drop in exports

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 1:18

Japan's exports dropped by 12.5% in April, from a year earlier, after an earthquake and tsunami disrupted factory production.
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Toshiba push back nuclear orders

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 6:53

Japanese industrial conglomerate Toshiba says plans to win orders for nuclear reactors will have to be pushed back.
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Tepco confirms extra rod meltdown

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 3:59
related places: Fukushima

Tokyo Electric Power confirms there were extra partial meltdowns in fuel rods at its damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant.
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Japan tops pupil behaviour table

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 0:03

Teenagers' behaviour in classrooms is getting better rather than worse - according to an OECD study which places Japan at the top of a global behaviour league.
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Honda workers to take 14 days off

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 9:36
related places: Honda

Workers at Honda plants in Japan will take 14 days off between June and August, in the wake of March's tsunami disaster.
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Asian leaders eye free trade deal

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 3:13
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The leaders of Japan, China and South Korea agree at summit to speed up discussions on a possible free-trade deal.
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Asian leaders agree nuclear pact

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 11:59
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Tokyo

The leaders of Japan, China and South Korea agree to set up an early warning system to alert each other of any nuclear emergencies.
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VIDEO: Leaders meet Japan quake homeless

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 12:23
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Fukushima

Chinese and South Korean leaders have toured the area near Japan's damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, in a show of support for the quake-hit country.
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Leaders meet Japan quake victims

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 10:59
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Fukushima

The Chinese and South Korean leaders show support for Japan quake victims in the zone around the Fukushima nuclear plant.
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Leaders to visit Japan quake zone

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 3:13
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Fukushima

Chinese and South Korean leaders will start a visit to Japan by touring Fukushima prefecture, where a nuclear plant was damaged by the March earthquake and tsunami.
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Tepco head quits after $15bn loss

Friday, May 20th 2011, 8:48
related places: Fukushima

The president of Tepco, which operates the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, resigns as the firm reports a $15bn loss.
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Japan joins global custody pact

Friday, May 20th 2011, 2:47

Japan agrees to sign up to the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction to better handle custody disputes that have split families across borders.
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Instruments saw Japan quake lurch

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 21:27

Japan's 11 March mega-quake shifted the ocean floor sideways by more than 20 metres, according to one instrument on the seabed off the coast.
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VIDEO: Japan plunged back into recession

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 14:30

Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami have pushed the country back into recession.
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Japan economy back in recession

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 7:09

Japan's economy, the world's third largest, slides back into recession following the devastation caused by March's earthquake.
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VIDEO: Japan prepares for electricity shortages

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 9:46

Life has changed for many Japanese people as they have been told to save electricity in the wake of the earthquake.
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HP lowers 2011 revenue forecasts

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 21:07

Hewlett-Packard cuts its full-year revenue forecast due to the impact of the Japan earthquake and weak sales of consumer PCs.
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Japan sticks to nuclear deadline

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 12:43

Japan still believes it can end its nuclear crisis within months, while accepting damage from March's quake and tsunami was worse than first thought.
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Japanese evacuations beyond zone

Monday, May 16th 2011, 10:03
related places: Fukushima

Some 5,000 residents outside the no-go zone around Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant are moved amid radiation fears.
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VIDEO: Japan: Dealing with debris after quake

Monday, May 16th 2011, 6:50

Two months after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan the task of clearing up the wreckage has barely begun.
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Japan consumer mood falls sharply

Monday, May 16th 2011, 5:38

The mood of consumers in Japan has deteriorated further, as fallout from the 11 March earthquake and tsunami continue to weigh on sentiment.
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Japan halts nuclear cooling plan

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 12:46
related places: Fukushima

Japanese engineers abandon their latest plan to cool a reactor at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, after a hole is discovered in the containment chamber.
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Mountains of debris

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 23:02

The long, hard clean-up in quake-hit Japan
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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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