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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

Japan export growth slows again

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 8:40

Japan's export growth slowed in October, figures show, raising further questions about the strength of the country's recovery.
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China rare earth exports resume

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 8:12
related countries: China China

China begins exporting rare earths to Japan after a two-month suspension following a territorial row.
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Chihuahua set to join Japan police

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 10:05

A Chihuahua named Momo (Peach) has passed the exam to become a dog in the police force in western Japan, in what seems to be a first.
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Japan minister quits over gaffe

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 2:40

Japan's Justice Minister Minoru Yanagida resigns after causing outrage for joking about how easy his job was.
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Japan police boasts new mini dog

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 0:21

A Chihuahua dog named Momo (Peach) is set to join the police force in western Japan after passing a search-and-rescue test.
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China rare earth sale 'to resume'

Friday, November 19th 2010, 8:00
related countries: China China

China's exports to Japan of rare earths could resume next week, according to the Japanese trade minister.
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Outrage over Japan justice gaffe

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 11:54

Japan's justice minister is facing calls for his resignation after he was quoted as saying his job was easy and he had no idea why he had got it.
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Whaling hit 'fault of both sides'

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 8:25
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica, New Zealand New Zealand

A collision between a Japanese whaling vessel and a high-tech protest boat off Antarctica was the fault of both captains, New Zealand investigators rule.
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'Top gangster' arrested in Japan

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 7:22
related places: Yamaguchi

Police in Japan arrest a man alleged to be second in command of Japan's biggest yakuza crime syndicate, the Yamaguchi-gumi.
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Asteroid dust picked up by probe

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 9:22

A deep-space probe that returned to earth in June managed to bring back dust from an asteroid, Japanese scientists confirm.
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Japan economy in surprise growth

Monday, November 15th 2010, 7:28

Japan's economy expanded faster than expected between July and September, but much of the growth was due to one-off factors, figures show.
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Apec leaders back free-trade area

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 5:14
related places: Yokohama

Leaders of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Co-operation forum pledge to move towards a regional free trade area at a summit in Yokohama, Japan.
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Obama warning over Asian exports

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 15:14
related places: Yokohama

US President Barack Obama says no nation should rely on exports to the United States for growth, as Apec leaders meet in Japan.
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Nobel laureates make nuclear call

Friday, November 12th 2010, 7:37
related places: Hiroshima

Past winners of the Nobel Peace Prize meet in Japan's Hiroshima city to call for nuclear disarmament, and the release of jailed laureates like Liu Xiaobo.
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Robot actor in Japan stage debut

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 9:52

A life-like robot called Geminoid F has taken to the stage in Japan, but will it take over from the real thing?
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Japan official admits video leak

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 11:05
related countries: China China

A Japanese coastguard official admits leaking a video of a collision between a Japanese patrol boat and Chinese trawler in the East China Sea.
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Invent and recycle

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 1:07
related countries: China China

Japan seeks new options on Chinese rare earths
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Japan leak probe gets under way

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 12:15
related countries: China China

Japanese prosecutors begin an investigation into the leak of footage showing a collision between Chinese and Japanese ships near disputed islands that sparked a bitter diplomatic row.
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Vodafone reveals Japan withdrawal

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 11:50

Mobile phone operator Vodafone reveals a £3.1bn sale of its Japan assets and ups its full-year operating profit forecast.
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Falling behind

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 17:43

Why has Japan's domination of gaming industry ended?
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Sea of troubles

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 17:46
related countries: China China

The island disputes of China, Russia and Japan
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Japan anti-terrorism data leaked

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 9:35

Police in Japan are investigating how highly sensitive documents relating to anti-terrorism investigations were leaked online, Japanese media say.
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Medvedev 'plans new Kuril visit'

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 14:00
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is said to be planning to visit more of the disputed Kuril Islands, despite growing anger from Japan.
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China rejects US mediation in row

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 9:20
related countries: China China, United States United States

China rejects an offer from the US to host three-way talks with Japan over the future of a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea.
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Medvedev visit stokes Japan row

Monday, November 1st 2010, 18:14
related countries: Russia Russia

Dmitry Medvedev has paid the first visit by a Russian president to the disputed Kuril Islands, sparking a diplomatic row with Japan.
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Medvedev visit stokes Japan row

Monday, November 1st 2010, 11:14
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean, Russia Russia

Dmitry Medvedev makes the first visit by a Russian leader to the disputed Kuril Islands - triggering a diplomatic protest from Japan.
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Israeli film wins Tokyo prize

Monday, November 1st 2010, 10:05
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tokyo

Israeli director Nir Bergman picks up the top prize at the Tokyo Film Festival for the second time.
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Japan looks to Hanoi for minerals

Sunday, October 31st 2010, 13:56
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Hanoi, Tokyo

Vietnam has agreed to help supply Japan with rare earths, as Tokyo tries to reduce its dependence on China.
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Clinton faces China-Japan wrangle

Saturday, October 30th 2010, 3:46
related countries: China China, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joins the Asean summit amid a continuing war of words between China and Japan over disputed islands.
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Nature talks end with 'weak' deal

Friday, October 29th 2010, 17:15

An international biodiversity summit in Japan agrees a 10-year plan aimed at preserving nature, but conservation groups fear the deal is too weak.
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Japan-China row flares at Asean

Friday, October 29th 2010, 13:32
related countries: China China

A diplomatic spat between China and Japan over a group of disputed islands flares up again, hours after an apparently friendly bilateral meeting.
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Nature talks 'head for success'

Friday, October 29th 2010, 11:38

After intense negotiations, UN delegates appear close to sealing a new deal aimed at protecting nature and equitably sharing in its benefits.
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Japan output down but profits up

Friday, October 29th 2010, 10:34

Industrial output in Japan falls in September, but companies report better-than-expected profits, despite the strong yen.
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Sony profits on PC and game sales

Friday, October 29th 2010, 9:19

Japanese electronics company Sony Corp returns to profit thanks to strong sales of its Vaio laptops and PlayStations.
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Ariane-5 rocket launches satellites

Friday, October 29th 2010, 9:06

An Ariane-5 rocket has been successfully launched from the Guiana Space Center, delivering communications satellites which will relay services to European and Japanese operators.
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Family ties

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 0:26
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

North Koreans in Japan stay loyal to Pyongyang
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BP to sell four Gulf oil fields

Monday, October 25th 2010, 11:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico

BP says it will sell assets in four Gulf of Mexico oil fields to Japan's Marubeni as it raises funds to pay for the oil spill.
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Tokyo office workers take up rice farming

Monday, October 25th 2010, 9:13
related places: Tokyo

A new farming trend has taken over in an office block in Tokyo. Employees are turning their hand at farming, in an experiment to grow their own food.
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Japan protests over Chinese boats

Monday, October 25th 2010, 6:10
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Japan's government makes a formal protest to Beijing after two Chinese fisheries patrol boats were seen near a disputed island chain.
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French prince sues over manga art

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 10:41
related countries: France France
related places: Versailles

A French aristocrat descended from Louis XIV is seeking a court order against a Japanese artist being exhibited at the Palace of Versailles.
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Biodiversity talks hit problems

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 8:59

Negotiations in the first week of the UN's Convention on Biological Diversity in Japan has been fraught with politicking, conservation groups complain.
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Political row hits Japan airlines

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 9:18
related countries: China China

Japan's two largest airlines say passengers have cancelled 11,000 trips on China flights as tensions between the two countries escalate.
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Japanese economy 'at standstill'

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 7:01

The Japanese government lowers its expectations for Japan's economy for the first time in nearly two years.
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Kenya's largest forest under threat

Monday, October 18th 2010, 11:01
related countries: Kenya Kenya

As environment ministers meet in Japan to discuss targets for conservation, David Shukman travels to Kenya's Mau Forest to see how it is under threat.
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'Ten years' to solve nature loss

Monday, October 18th 2010, 6:41

A UN biodiversity meeting opens in Japan with warnings that the loss of nature is hurting human societies as well as the natural world.
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Japan laments China rally damage

Monday, October 18th 2010, 4:02
related countries: China China

Japan's prime minister, Naoto Kan, expresses regret over anti-Japanese protests in China during the last two days.
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'Key time' to solve nature crisis

Monday, October 18th 2010, 2:26

A major UN biological diversity meeting, aimed at finding solutions to the world's nature crisis, opens in Japan.
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Protests prolong China-Japan row

Saturday, October 16th 2010, 15:07
related countries: China China

Protests are held in both China and Japan over islands claimed by the two countries in the East China Sea.
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30 years of Japanese fashion

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 22:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The work of Japan's most famous fashion designers is being celebrated in a major exhibition at the Barbican gallery in London
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Dollar continues fall against yen

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 9:21
related countries: United States United States

The US dollar has continued its fall against the yen, hitting a fresh 15-year low against the Japanese currency.
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Japan steps into China Nobel row

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 5:58
related countries: China China

Japan's prime minister says China should release the detained Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo amid rising criticism of China.
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Japan and China in conflict deal

Monday, October 11th 2010, 11:01
related countries: United States United States, Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Hanoi

China and Japan agree to work together to prevent conflicts at sea, following a diplomatic row over the detention of a Chinese sea captain.
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Japanese robot is a new tool for business

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 22:08

Can futuristic avatars or hyper-real video chat systems help businesses to communicate better?
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Which country has the fewest digital friends?

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 9:44

A global study of online behaviour has found that Malaysians have the most friends on social networks, while Japan has the fewest.
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Title a tough task now - Hamilton

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 9:10
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton believes it will be 'very difficult' for him to win the 2010 drivers' championship after losing more ground to his rivals at the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Vettel wins as McLaren slip back

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 7:40

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel re-ignites his world championship hopes with an emphatic lights to flag victory in the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Red Bull on top in Japan practice

Friday, October 8th 2010, 6:35

Red Bull are firm favourites for the Japanese Grand Prix after dominating both Friday's practice sessions.
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Japan to push $60bn into economy

Friday, October 8th 2010, 4:01

The Japanese cabinet approves a plan to pump more than $60bn (£38bn) into the country's struggling economy.
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Prius hit as Japan subsidy ends

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 9:43

Japanese sales of the Toyota Prius have fallen after a government subsidy for buying more eco-friendly cars expired, figures suggest.
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