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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

Five battle for Japan premiership

Saturday, August 27th 2011, 10:03

Five candidates put their names forward to succeed Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, and become the country's sixth leader in five years.
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Japan's Prime Minister Kan quits

Friday, August 26th 2011, 8:28

Japan's PM Naoto Kan announces his resignation, amid criticism of his leadership after the devastating quake and tsunami, and ensuing nuclear crisis.
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Japan sees unexpected price rises

Friday, August 26th 2011, 6:50

Consumer prices in Japan rose unexpectedly in July as higher prices of fuel resulted in increased energy costs, figures show.
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Japan's $100bn fund to aid firms

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 4:51

The Japanese government sets up a new $100bn (£61bn) fund to help local businesses combat the strength of the yen.
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Moody's cuts Japan's debt rating

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 2:39

Rating agency Moody's cuts Japan's debt rating citing concerns about the size of the country's deficit and borrowing levels.
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Maehara to contest Japan PM race

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 10:57

Seiji Maehara confirms he plans to run in the leadership race, making him a key contender to succeed Naoto Kan as Japan's prime minister.
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Ousted Thai PM defends Japan trip

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 8:01
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra says he has no plans to "fuel conflict" in Thailand, as he pays a controversial visit to Japan.
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Japanese iPhone gets quake alert

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 10:12

Japanese iPhone users will get the option to receive earthquake alerts under the next version of Apple's iOS operating system.
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Thailand's economic growth slows

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 6:02
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's economic growth slows in the second quarter due to supply chain disruptions caused by the quake and tsunami in Japan.
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Asahi to purchase NZ drinks maker

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 6:19
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Asahi

Japanese beermaker Asahi is to buy New Zealand's biggest ready-to-drink cocktail maker Independent Liquor.
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Sony in 17% Playstation price cut

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 2:16

Japanese electronics firm Sony cuts the price of its Playstation 3 games console by 17% in an effort to lift weakening sales.
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VIDEO: Japan sees economic improvements

Monday, August 15th 2011, 11:32

The recovery of Japan's economy from the devastation caused by the tsunami in March may happen sooner than expected.
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Japan slows 'less than expected'

Monday, August 15th 2011, 2:19

Japan's economy contracted less than expected in the last quarter, showing signs of recovery from the deadly tsunami.
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Honda plans new Mexican car plant

Friday, August 12th 2011, 18:20
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States
related places: Honda

Japanese car maker Honda is to invest $800m (£500m) to build a new factory in Mexico to produce more small cars for the North American market.
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VIDEO: Japan tsunami reached Antarctic

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 20:14

Pictures from the European Space Agency's Envisat satellite have shown how waves created by the Japanese tsunami in March broke chunks off an Antarctic ice shelf.
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Japan tsunami battered ice shelf

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 18:31
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

The tsunami caused by the Tohoku earthquake in Japan broke off large chunks of ice from part of Antarctica, a study shows.
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VIDEO: A dress made of balloons

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 15:36

A Japanese artist uses balloons to create dresses which cost thousands of dollars for those bold enough to wear them.
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Tokyo Power reports $7.4bn loss

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 7:00
related places: Fukushima

Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), the owner of the Fukushima nuclear plants damaged in March's earthquake, reports a $7.4bn quarterly loss.
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Japan foreign trade hurt by quake

Monday, August 8th 2011, 5:36

Japan's current account surplus falls more than expected in June as exports continue to suffer due to quake and tsunami.
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Japan's Kan in Hiroshima pledge

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 8:30
related places: Hiroshima

Japanese PM Naoto Kan repeats a pledge to reduce the country's reliance on nuclear power, as it marks the 66th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.
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Japan World Cup star dies at 34

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 10:48

Japanese footballer Naoki Matsuda dies two days after he collapsed on the training pitch with a suspected heart attack.
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Japanese giants feel merger boost

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 7:25
related places: Hitachi

Shares in Japanese infrastructure giants Hitachi and Mitsubishi Heavy rise on speculation they plan to merge some businesses.
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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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