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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 rebuilding to cost 25tn yen

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 7:53

Japan says it will cost as much as 25 trillion yen ($309bn) to rebuild the country after the deadly earthquake and tsunami.
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More Japan produce contaminated

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 4:14
related places: Fukushima

The Japanese Prime Minister has halted more shipments of vegetables grown near the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
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Ivory Coast 'forgotten', warns UN

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 22:49
related countries: Libya Libya

As the world focuses on Libya and Japan, UN aid agencies are warning that Ivory Coast is rapidly becoming a forgotten humanitarian catastrophe.
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VIDEO: Inside Japan's nuclear exclusion zone

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 20:11

The streets of Japan's Minamisoma lay deserted inside the nuclear exclusion zone.
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Power cables laid at Japan plant

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 15:44

Power cables are attached to all six reactors at Japan's stricken nuclear plant, and lighting is restored at the control room of reactor No 3.
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VIDEO: Power reconnected to Japanese reactors

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 14:00

Work to connect power cables to all six reactors at Japan's stricken nuclear plant is completed but further testing is needed before the electricity can be switched on.
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Carmaker restart hits supply bump

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 12:23

Carmakers Toyota and Honda say they will not restart production this week as they struggle to get parts supplied.
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Bieber and U2 on Japan fund album

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 9:29

Justin Bieber and U2 are among artists who have agreed to contribute songs to a fund-raising album for victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
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VIDEO: Work resumes at stricken nuclear plant

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 8:21
related places: Fukushima

Workers at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan resume their efforts cool its overheated reactors.
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Japan's stocks rise as fears ease

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 7:49

Japanese stocks are rising amid reports of progress in containing radiation leaks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
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Tepco to compensate Japan farmers

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 1:15

Tokyo Electric Power will have to compensate farmers for losses caused by the nuclear radiation leaks.
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Japan rebuild to take five years

Monday, March 21st 2011, 23:46

Japan may need five years to rebuild from the disaster that has caused up to $235bn of damage, the World Bank says.
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Japan closures hit Tiffany sales

Monday, March 21st 2011, 16:22

Luxury jeweller Tiffany & Co says the closure of stores due to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami will hit sales and profits.
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Go-ahead for nuclear stress-test

Monday, March 21st 2011, 16:20

Ministers agree to develop a "stress test" for EU nuclear power plants in order to prevent events in Japan being repeated in Europe.
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Japan will overcome crisis - IAEA

Monday, March 21st 2011, 15:05

The situation at Japan's quake-damaged nuclear plant remains very serious but the crisis will be "effectively overcome", says the head of the UN atomic agency.
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Tokyo cancels World skating event

Monday, March 21st 2011, 14:10
related places: Tokyo

The World Figure Skating Championships, set to take place in Japan this week, are cancelled following the earthquake and tsunami.
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Slow progress at Japan reactors

Monday, March 21st 2011, 11:36

Electricity is restored to part of Japan's quake-stricken nuclear plant, but workers are temporarily evacuated after smoke rises from a reactor.
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Tokyo's bitter 'little pill'

Monday, March 21st 2011, 11:35

Has Japan's massive earthquake increased the threat to the nation's capital?
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Swiss Re Japan bill put at $1.2bn

Monday, March 21st 2011, 9:44
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Insurer Swiss Re estimates that it faces claims from the Japan earthquake and tsunami of about $1.2bn.
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VIDEO: Slow progress at Japan reactors

Monday, March 21st 2011, 7:46
related places: Fukushima

Japanese officials say they are making gradual progress towards regaining control of the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, although there are concerns of a partial meltdown.
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Picture power

Monday, March 21st 2011, 6:48

Japan footage will help predict future tsunamis, experts say
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Japan warns on quake deaths rise

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 15:27
related places: Fukushima

Japanese police say 15,000 people may have died in one prefecture alone, as efforts to tackle the Fukushima nuclear crisis go on.
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UK nuclear plants 'must go ahead'

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 12:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The nuclear crisis unfolding in Japan will not affect EDF's plans to build new reactors in the UK, the firm's boss tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Despair for Japan tsunami homeless

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 7:05

Hundreds of thousands of people in Japan remain homeless after the 11 March tsunami and earthquake, with many said to be living in "inadequate" shelters.
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Power hopes rise at Japan plant

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 7:05

Engineers are close to restoring power at a stricken Japanese nuclear plant, officials say, as the death toll from the tsunami and quake reaches 8,000.
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VIDEO: New footage: Japan tsunami at sea

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 19:45

New footage of the Japanese tsunami's swelling waves has been released by the country's coast guard.
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Japan Britons are handed iodine

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 19:23

Officials are distributing iodine tablets to Britons in parts of Japan in case radiation levels increase after a quake damaged a nuclear power plant.
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Japan raises nuclear alert level

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 3:38

Japan raises the alert level at its stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, one week after the quake and tsunami which triggered the atomic crisis.
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VIDEO: Tokyo firemen's bid to fix nuclear plant

Friday, March 18th 2011, 21:12

Japan has raised the alert level at its quake-damaged nuclear plant from four to five on a seven-point international scale of atomic incidents.
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VIDEO: Tsunami-hit town then and now

Friday, March 18th 2011, 18:52
related places: Miyako

A week after the earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, Damian Grammaticas has visited the coastal town of Miyako where more than a 1000 people are believed to have been killed.
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G7 intervenes to aid Japanese yen

Friday, March 18th 2011, 17:28

Leading central banks carry out the first co-ordinated currency intervention for a decade, to try to help the yen and the Japanese economy.
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Japan supply chain concerns grow

Friday, March 18th 2011, 15:02

Shortages of key components from Japan could hit major technology companies in the three months, analysts suggest.
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VIDEO: Tsunami town begins to rebuild

Friday, March 18th 2011, 11:41
related places: Kesennuma

Kesennuma on the north-east coast of Japan has begun the long process of rebuilding following the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
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VIDEO: Japan holds one minute silence

Friday, March 18th 2011, 10:45

Japan has paused for a minute silence one week on from the earthquake and tsunami which devastated the country.
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VIDEO: Prince's tribute at NZ quake memorial

Friday, March 18th 2011, 9:20
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Prince William has offered condolences to the people of Japan, while paying tribute to the victims of last month's earthquake in New Zealand.
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Japan shares climb as yen weakens

Friday, March 18th 2011, 8:35

Japanese shares rise sharply and the yen weakens after G7 finance ministers agree on joint intervention to stabilise Japan's currency.
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Japan nuclear plant progress slow

Friday, March 18th 2011, 8:12

Emergency workers in Japan struggle to stabilise reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant, as a minute's silence is held one week after the quake.
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William attends NZ quake memorial

Friday, March 18th 2011, 7:38
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Prince William offers condolences to the people of Japan, while paying tribute to victims of last month's earthquake in New Zealand.
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VIDEO: Chinese nationals leaving Japan

Friday, March 18th 2011, 7:35
related countries: China China

China, along with other countries, has advised its nationals in Japan to leave the country following the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
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BOJ pumps $37bn more into market

Friday, March 18th 2011, 3:24

The Bank of Japan pumps another 3 trillion yen into the country's financial markets in a bid to ensure calm.
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VIDEO: 'Many people' evacuating Tokyo

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 21:58
related places: Tokyo

Residents and foreign nationals are evacuating Tokyo as concern over food and fuel supplies, as well as a damaged nuclear plant continue.
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Cable reaches Japan nuclear plant

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 21:54
related places: Fukushima

Engineers lay a cable to Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant that should allow pumps to be restarted.
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US evacuation plane leaves Japan

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 20:57
related countries: United States United States

The first US government-chartered evacuation flight takes off from quake-hit Japan, amid global concern about the growing nuclear disaster.
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Japan car parts crisis hurts GM

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 20:23
related countries: United States United States

US carmaker General Motors temporarily closes a pick-up truck factory due to a parts shortage caused by the crisis in Japan.
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UK quake rescuers to leave Japan

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 20:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK rescuers are to begin withdrawing from Japan after extensive searches of rubble following last Friday's earthquake did not lead them to any survivors.
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Japan steps up cooling operation

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 17:34
related countries: United States United States

Japan is stepping up efforts to cool overheating fuel at the tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, as helicopters dump tonnes of sea water.
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VIDEO: News team flees oncoming tsunami

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 17:32
related places: Sendai

A local Japanese news team have filmed the moment they attempted to run for safety as the tsunami hit Sendai.
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VIDEO: New aerial footage of reactor damage

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 17:21

New footage has been released of the tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan.
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Nissan resumes Japan production

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 15:38

Nissan resumes some of its car production in Japan, less than a week after an earthquake and a tsunami severely damaged the country.
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VIDEO: Sheltering from the nuclear crisis

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 15:23
related places: Yamagata

Nearly a week on from the devastating earthquake and tsunami which has destroyed entire communities, half a million people have been left homeless in northern Japan. Clyde Myrie reports from a refugee centre in Yamagata.
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Japan and Bahrain boost oil price

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 15:11
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The oil price rebounds as markets refocus on events in the Middle East and Japan's need to substitute lost nuclear power.
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UK arranging Japan charter planes

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 14:06
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tokyo

The government is to charter planes so that Britons who want to leave Japan can fly from Tokyo to Hong Kong.
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VIDEO: Residents head south away from Tokyo

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 13:38
related places: Tokyo

Residents and foreign nationals are evacuating Tokyo as concern over food and fuel supplies, as well as a damaged nuclear plant continue.
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Merkel calls time on nuclear age

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 12:06
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announces a "measured exit" from nuclear power in response to the Japanese crisis.
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VIDEO: Crowded airports as people flee Japan

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 11:30

Japan's nuclear crisis is sparking fears of radiation poisoning and many people are deciding whether to stay in the country.
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Yen hits record as Nikkei slides

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 10:38
related countries: United States United States

The Japanese yen hits a post-WWII record against the US dollar as stocks slide amid radiation and earnings concerns.
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China suspends nuclear building

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 8:11
related countries: China China

China suspends approval for new nuclear power stations following the accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant.
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