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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

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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Astronaut tweets he is 'travel sick'

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 9:30

A Japanese astronaut posts a message on his Twitter feed from the International Space Station telling followers space travel has given him motion sickness.
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Radiation test for Japan children

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 12:40
related places: Fukushima

Japan's Fukushima city is to give radiation dosimeters to 34,000 children to assess their exposure from the tsunami-hit nuclear power plant.
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Earthquake to knock Honda profits

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 8:45
related places: Honda

Honda becomes the second Japanese carmaker in a week to warn of lower profits due to reduced production resulting from March's earthquake.
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Japan backs nuclear compensation plan

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 6:29

Japan's cabinet approves plan to help Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) compensate victims of its tsunami-crippled nuclear plant.
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Japan unveils $6bn business boost

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 6:04

The Bank of Japan unveils a 500bn yen ($6.2bn; £3.8bn) credit line in an attempt to help small businesses in the country.
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More Japanese workers irradiated

Monday, June 13th 2011, 14:21
related places: Fukushima

Six more workers at Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant are said to have been exposed to high radiation levels, bringing the total to eight.
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Hiroshima ends 2020 Olympics bid

Monday, June 13th 2011, 9:21
related places: Hiroshima

The Japanese city of Hiroshima pulls out of the bidding to host the 2020 Olympic Games.
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Japan's recovery hits road bump

Monday, June 13th 2011, 1:41

Japan's core machinery orders fall unexpectedly in April as power shortages continue to hamper recovery.
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VIDEO: Anti-nuclear protests in Japan

Saturday, June 11th 2011, 18:28
related places: Tokyo

Thousands of protesters have marched through the streets of Tokyo to mark three months since the earthquake which triggered the world's most serious nuclear incident in a generation.
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'Ten years' for Fukushima lessons

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 14:46
related countries: France France
related places: Fukushima, Paris

Learning all the lessons from Japan's worst nuclear accident may take a decade, regulators tell a Paris conference.
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Japan invents toy ears to 'match your mood'

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 11:58

Japanese inventors devise a gadget that measures brainwaves to give wearers furry cat's ears that match their mood.
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Japan economy to shrink, says IMF

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 10:41

The International Monetary Fund says it expects Japan's economy to shrink this year because of March's earthquake and tsunami.
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Japanese admit nuclear failures

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 13:43
related places: Fukushima

Japan was unprepared for a nuclear accident on the scale of the one at Fukushima, the government says in a report to be submitted to the IAEA.
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VIDEO: World meeting over nuclear power's future

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 9:45

Two days of talks are being held with ministers and officials from 37 countries on how to learn from Japan's nuclear mistakes.
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Paris hosts G20's nuclear summit

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 3:29
related countries: France France
related places: Fukushima, Paris

Energy ministers from the G20 countries are due to meet in Paris to discuss nuclear safety in the wake Japan's Fukushima disaster.
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VIDEO: Japanese workers urged to wear less

Monday, June 6th 2011, 17:39

Japanese office workers are being urged to dress down to reduce air-conditioning costs.
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Tepco shares plunge to record-low

Monday, June 6th 2011, 7:24

Shares of Tokyo Electric Power Company plunge to a record-low as investors worry about the long term future of the company.
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Japan PM survives vote challenge

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 6:38

Japanese PM Naoto Kan survives a no-confidence motion in parliament after telling his party he would step down once the country's crises are under control.
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Japan air travel slumps in April

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 6:08

Japanese air travel drops 31% in April as destruction caused by the quake and tsunami and fears of nuclear crisis dent demand.
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VIDEO: Japan 'underestimated risk'

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 12:23

International Atomic Energy Agency says that Japan underestimated the risk of a tsunami hitting a nuclear power plant.
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Japan 'underestimated risk' - UN

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 10:23

A UN nuclear safety team on a visit to the country says that Japan underestimated the risk of a tsunami hitting a nuclear power plant.
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Opera stars leave Japanese tour

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 8:08
related places: Fukushima

Two stars of New York's Metropolitan Opera bow out of a Japanese tour, citing fears of radiation from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.
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Toyota targets 90% output in June

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 0:57

Toyota Motors says its Japanese production is likely to return to normal levels faster than expected as parts supplies ease.
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Kamikaze pensioners?

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 7:19

Elderly Japanese volunteer to tackle the nuclear crisis
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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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