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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

UK to produce Nissan electric car

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 11:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sunderland

Nissan is to build its new electric car, the Leaf, in Sunderland, safeguarding hundreds of jobs, the Japanese firm announces.
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Japan increases stimulus measures

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 6:52

Japan's central bank increases a stimulus measure aimed at encouraging financial institutions to lend more.
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Honda recalls 410,000 cars in US

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 17:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Honda

Japanese car manufacturer Honda has announced it is recalling 410,000 cars in the US because of complaints about their brakes.
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Culture clash

Monday, March 15th 2010, 0:59

Greenpeace takes on Japan young's whaling apathy
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Japan arrests whaling activist

Friday, March 12th 2010, 4:04

An activist from New Zealand who boarded a Japanese whaling ship last month is arrested by Japan's coastguard.
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Japan protest over tuna ban plan

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 10:46

Japan voices opposition to a proposed ban on international trade in bluefin tuna, after the EU backs the plan.
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Japan opens 98th national airport

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 6:50
related places: Ibaraki

Japan opens an airport in Ibaraki offering just one flight a day, sparking criticism over wasteful spending.
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Spy phone: mobile allows bosses to snoop on their staff

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 12:53

Mobile technology that could allow prying bosses to monitor every movement of their staff is developed in Japan.
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Japan confirms secret nuclear pact

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 11:00
related countries: United States United States

Japan confirms the existence of a secret Cold War pact allowing nuclear-armed US vessels to call at its ports.
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Oscar win for dolphin hunt film

Monday, March 8th 2010, 8:27
related places: Taiji

A film about the annual dolphin hunt in Taiji, Japan, wins the best documentary Oscar - angering the town's mayor.
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Japan princess 'bullied by boys'

Friday, March 5th 2010, 13:23

Japan's Princess Aiko has been off school for several days after complaining of being bullied, a royal official says.
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Toyota boss tries to boost morale

Friday, March 5th 2010, 10:35
related places: Toyota

Toyota boss Akio Toyoda dons a worker's uniform to address the company's Japanese workforce in an attempt to boost morale.
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Japan lifts all tsunami warnings

Monday, March 1st 2010, 2:34
related countries: Chile Chile

Japan lifts tsunami warnings nationwide, almost two days after they were prompted by a powerful earthquake in Chile.
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Strong quake off southern Japan

Saturday, February 27th 2010, 0:10

A powerful earthquake strikes off the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, triggering a brief tsunami alert.
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Japan Airlines reports huge loss

Friday, February 26th 2010, 10:02

Japan Airlines, which entered bankruptcy protection last month, announces massive losses for the last nine months of 2009.
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Recall by three Japan carmakers

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 13:07

Nissan, Daihatsu and Suzuki Motor announce the recall of thousands of their vehicles, mostly in Japan.
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Japan set deadline to end whaling

Friday, February 19th 2010, 5:00
related countries: Australia Australia, Southern Ocean Southern Ocean

Australia tells Japan to stop whaling in the Southern Ocean by November this year or face international legal action.
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Toyota considers Corolla recall

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 12:16
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota will add a brake-override system to all new vehicles as it seeks to recover from a global car recall.
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Japan to question whale activist

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 4:57
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A New Zealand activist who boarded a Japanese whaling ship in protest is to be taken to Japan for questioning.
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Japan economic growth speeds up

Monday, February 15th 2010, 11:21

Japan's economic figures show it grew more than expected late last year, for now remaining the world's second biggest economy.
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Japan whaling activists on trial

Monday, February 15th 2010, 7:53

Two Greenpeace activists are on trial in Japan after trying to expose alleged embezzlement in the whaling fleet.
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'Airport activist' home in China

Friday, February 12th 2010, 17:35
related countries: China China
related places: Narita, Tokyo

An activist refused re-entry to China finally goes home after three months in a Japan airport, but vows to continue his work.
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Million dollar bears: China to rent pandas to Tokyo zoo

Friday, February 12th 2010, 14:55
related countries: China China
related places: Tokyo

The Japanese city of Tokyo agrees to rent two giant pandas from China, at a cost of $1m (£640,000).
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Japan anger over whaling 'attack'

Friday, February 12th 2010, 8:35

Japan reacts angrily after Sea Shepherd activists throw acid made from rancid butter at a whaling ship in the Antarctic.
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Honda issues global airbag recall

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 11:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Honda

Honda heaps more woe on Japanese carmakers by extending an existing airbag safety recall by 437,700 cars worldwide.
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Toyota in global recall of Prius

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 15:10

Toyota recalls thousands of Prius cars worldwide because of braking problems, in a new blow to the world's largest car maker.
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Nissan reports return to profit

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 8:53

Japanese carmaker Nissan has reported a return to profit for the last three months of 2009.
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Body found on US flight to Japan

Monday, February 8th 2010, 15:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tokyo, New York

Japanese officials try to identify a body found in the landing gear compartment of a flight that arrived in Tokyo from New York.
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Japanese brewers call off merger

Monday, February 8th 2010, 7:08

Japanese brewing and food groups Kirin and Suntory call off merger talks having failed to agree terms.
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Toyota 'planning recall of Prius'

Sunday, February 7th 2010, 13:52

Toyota is planning to recall the latest model of its flagship Prius cars because of braking problems, reports from Japan say.
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Quake strikes off Japan islands

Sunday, February 7th 2010, 7:39

A magnitude-6.4 quake strikes off the southern coast of Japan, near the Ryukyu Islands.
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Toyota boss apologises for recall

Friday, February 5th 2010, 12:38
related countries: United States United States

Toyota President Akio Toyoda apologises for the recall of millions of cars and pledges to target quality control.
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Sumo champion retires after brawl

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 19:28
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia
related places: Tokyo

Mongolian sumo champion Asashoryu retires following claims he attacked a man outside a Tokyo nightclub last month.
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Toyota shares fall under pressure

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 6:04
related places: Toyota

Shares in Toyota hit their lowest level for 10 months on the Tokyo Stock Exchange amid concern about the safety of its vehicles.
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'Living fossil'

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 1:02

Up close and personal - Japan's giant salamander
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Brake complaints on Prius hit Toyota

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 21:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Toyota

Toyota says there are no reported problems with the brakes on its Prius car in the UK and Europe.
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Japan deflation hits record pace

Friday, January 29th 2010, 12:17

Prices in Japan fell at a record level in December, official figures show, heightening concerns about deflation.
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Toyota halts sales of US models

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 7:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Toyota

Japanese company Toyota is to suspend sales of some of its most popular US models after recalling 2.3 million cars last week.
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Japan 'may rethink' US air base

Monday, January 25th 2010, 3:55
related countries: United States United States

Japan's PM Yukio Hatoyama says the result of a weekend mayoral poll could fuel a major rethink about US military bases.
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Japan MP quizzed over scandal

Saturday, January 23rd 2010, 11:43

Prosecutors question Japanese political kingpin Ichiro Ozawa, known as the Shadow Shogun, over an alleged funding scandal.
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UK returns nuclear waste to Japan

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 11:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sellafield

The first shipment of highly radioactive nuclear waste from the UK has left Sellafield and arrived in Barrow, Cumbria.
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JAL bankruptcy filing confirmed

Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 11:57

Japan Airlines, Asia's biggest carrier, files for bankruptcy protection and is expected to lay off thousands of workers.
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In pictures

Monday, January 18th 2010, 7:16

Dogs in Japan are fashion accessories as well as pets
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Japan Airlines shares just 5 yen

Monday, January 18th 2010, 7:01

Shares in the troubled Japan Airlines plunge to a record low of 5 yen ( 6 cents, 3 pence) before an expected bankruptcy filing.
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Japan MP denies land deal scandal

Saturday, January 16th 2010, 12:00

Ichiro Ozawa, a leading figure in Japan's governing party, says he will not resign despite a growing scandal over political funding.
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Shares in Japan Airlines dive 81%

Wednesday, January 13th 2010, 7:16

Shares in the troubled carrier Japan Airlines continue to fall on mounting speculation that it will file for bankruptcy.
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Deadly shooting at Japanese bar

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 14:58

At least two people are killed and two others injured after a gunman opens fire at a bar in western Japan, officials say.
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Japan Airlines shares plunge 45%

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 10:04

Japan Airlines shares drop to a new low amid bankruptcy fears - despite an improved offer from American Airlines.
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Japan's Kan calls for weaker yen

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 11:32

Japan's new finance minister calls for a weaker yen in order to aid the recovery of the Japanese economy.
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Japan replaces finance minister

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 12:36

Japan's PM Yukio Hatoyama is forced to replace his experienced finance minister, who has resigned over ill health.
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Japan whalers 'ram' activist boat

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 10:47

Anti-whaling activists accuse a Japanese whaling ship of a ramming attack on one of their boats in Antarctic waters.
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Japanese minister urged to stay

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 10:11

Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama says he does not want his experienced finance minister, Hirohisa Fujii, to resign.
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Atom bomb survivor dies, aged 93

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 9:48

The only person officially recognised as having survived both atomic bombings in Japan dies, aged 93.
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Monster tuna sold for 16.28 million yen ($175,000) at Tokyo market

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 10:15
related places: Tokyo

A tuna has been sold at auction in Tokyo for 16.28 million yen ($175,000), the highest price for nine years.
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NZ, Australia to research whales

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 6:39
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand and Australia are to research whales using non-lethal methods, to counter Japan's hunting programme.
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Japan Airlines state loan doubled

Sunday, January 3rd 2010, 11:00

Japan's government doubles the offer of state-funded credit to troubled Japan Airlines to 200bn yen ($2.2bn; £1.3bn).
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Japan asked not to give Thatcher 20 "karate ladies", papers show

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 5:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Japan was asked not to greet Britain's first female prime minister with a security escort of 20 "karate ladies", newly-released government papers show.
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