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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: news

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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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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