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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

Japan imposes new Iran sanctions

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 4:35
related countries: Iran Iran

Japan imposes new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme but maintains its oil import schedule.
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Ozawa confirms Japan PM challenge

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 10:39

Ichiro Ozawa confirms he will challenge PM Naoto Kan for the ruling party leadership, despite talks aimed at avoiding a potentially damaging split.
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Japan Airlines slashes workforce

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 10:23

Japan Airlines, which entered bankruptcy protection this year, announces plans to reduce its workforce by more than 16,000.
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Yen worries hit Japanese stocks

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 7:49

Japanese stocks have seen sharp falls in response to the Bank of Japan's attempts to curb the rising yen.
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Enrolments boom at Sushi Academy

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 6:45

There are some cities in Europe which feel as though they have a sushi restaurant on almost every corner.
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Monday, August 30th 2010, 16:54
related places: Sumo

Sumo officials in Japan announce new measures aimed at severing links between the ancient sport and organised crime.
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Japan bank acts on stronger yen

Monday, August 30th 2010, 10:51

The Bank of Japan makes more money available to commercial banks in bid to cope with stronger yen.
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Japan 'centenarian' family held

Friday, August 27th 2010, 10:23

Japanese police arrest daughter and granddaughter of an alleged centenarian found dead in his home, in case which prompted a nationwide review.
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Japan's deflation gloom worsens

Friday, August 27th 2010, 7:07

Japan's core consumer prices index fell for the 17th straight month in July, underlining its entrenched problems with deflation.
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Party rival to challenge Japan PM

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 4:34

Powerful party insider Ichiro Ozawa says he will challenge PM Naoto Kan for leadership of Japan's Democratic Party and the premiership.
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Japanese mayor defends dolphin hunts

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 16:22

The mayor of a Japanese seaside village made famous in an Oscar-winning documentary for its dolphin hunt has said he is determined to continue the ancient local tradition.
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Japan and India in nuclear talks

Sunday, August 22nd 2010, 2:59
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi, Tokyo

The foreign ministers of India and Japan open negotiations on civil nuclear co-operation, but Tokyo warns Delhi against nuclear tests.
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Japan mother's body 'in backpack'

Friday, August 20th 2010, 12:46

The remains of a Japanese woman are found in a backpack, police say, as they search for scores of missing centenarians.
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Baby babble from US bases blocks Japanese taxis' radio chat

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 10:27
related countries: United States United States

Taxis and lorries in Japan are hit by unusual disruption from US military bases - baby babble that interferes with their radios.
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Japan economic growth slows down

Monday, August 16th 2010, 9:16

Economic growth in Japan has weakened significantly, growing just 0.1% between April and June, quarterly GDP figures reveal.
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Nation remembers fallen on VJ Day

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 16:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Services are held around the UK to mark the 65th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day, which marks the day World War II ended.
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Japan cabinet shuns WWII shrine

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 8:48
related places: Yasukuni

Japan's cabinet stays away from a ceremony marking the end of World War II at the controversial Yasukuni shine.
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Euro rightists visit Japan shrine

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 13:16

Jean-Marie Le Pen and other European far-right politicians visit a controversial shrine honouring Japan's war dead.
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Jewel gang 'thief' sent to Japan

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 11:25
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Tokyo

An alleged member of a gang of international jewel thieves is extradited to Japan from Spain over a robbery in Tokyo in 2007.
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Japan 'monitoring yen progress'

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 11:13

Japan says it is monitoring rises in the value of the yen, but is tight-lipped on talk it will intervene in the currency markets.
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UK teenager finds fame in Japan

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 9:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rebecca Flint seems just like a normal 14-year-old, but after 13m YouTube hits for her dancing she has found fame in the most unlikely of places - Japan.
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Centenarians 'missing' in Japan

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 9:17

Nearly 200 Japanese centenarians are missing, according to a national audit carried out amid growing fears of widespread welfare fraud.
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Toyota suspends exports to Iran

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 7:39
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota says it has suspended exports to Iran indefinitely, amid growing international pressure on Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Japan keeps interest rate on hold

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 6:57

Japan's central bank keeps its interest rate unchanged as it tries to nurture the country's slow recovery from recession.
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Honda recalls 384,000 US vehicles

Monday, August 9th 2010, 19:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Honda

Japanese car maker Honda is recalling more than 384,000 vehicles in the US because of problems with the ignition.
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Nagasaki bomb marked 65 years on

Monday, August 9th 2010, 11:28
related places: Nagasaki

A moving ceremony is held in Nagasaki, Japan, to mark the atomic bombing of 1945 which led to Japan's surrender.
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North Korea 'holds Southern boat'

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 11:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A South Korean fishing boat missing in the Sea of Japan has been detained by the North, the South's coastguard says.
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Japan ship damage 'was terrorism'

Friday, August 6th 2010, 11:35

A Japanese tanker damaged earlier this week in the Strait of Hormuz was the target of a terror attack, the UAE state news agency says.
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Japan marks atom bomb anniversary

Friday, August 6th 2010, 6:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hiroshima

The Japanese city of Hiroshima marks the 65th anniversary of the atomic bomb attack, with the US attending for the first time.
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Japan child abuse at record high

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 10:32

Cases of alleged child abuse in Japan have risen to their highest level since records began 10 years ago, police say.
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Tokyo's 'oldest woman' is missing

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 4:52
related places: Tokyo

Japanese officials discover that Tokyo's oldest woman has been missing for decades - just days after they found that the supposed oldest man had been dead for years.
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Tokyo's 'oldest woman' is missing

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 4:52
related places: Tokyo

Japanese officials discover that Tokyo's oldest woman has been missing for decades - just days after they found that the supposed oldest man had been dead for years.
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Conductor Ozawa plans his return

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 11:08

Conductor Seiji Ozawa is to perform at a comeback concert in his native Japan next month following treatment for cancer.
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Conductor Ozawa plans his return

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 11:08

Conductor Seiji Ozawa is to perform at a comeback concert in his native Japan next month following treatment for cancer.
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Toyota announces fresh car recall

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 17:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Toyota

Toyota is recalling almost 430,000 vehicles in the US and Japan amid concern over steering problems.
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Japanese tanker in damage mystery

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 12:45

Officials investigate damage to a Japanese oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, amid reports of a collision or an attack.
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Japanese tanker in damage mystery

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 12:45

Officials investigate damage to a Japanese oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, amid reports of a collision or an attack.
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Freak wave hits tanker near Oman

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 15:43
related countries: Oman Oman

A Japanese oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz is damaged by what has been reported as a freak wave, injuring crew members.
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Japan hangs two death row inmates

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 6:29

The new Japanese government carries out its first executions - but the justice minister calls for debate on the death penalty.
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US warship's North Korea combat drill

Monday, July 26th 2010, 9:19
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US and South Korea have begun a major military exercise in the Sea of Japan, despite threats of retaliation with nuclear weapons from North Korea.
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Japan exports rise at slower pace

Monday, July 26th 2010, 6:28

Japanese exports rise but at a slower pace than in recent months, raising questions about the strength of Japan's recovery.
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S Korea and US in military drill

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 17:03
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US and South Korea hold a major military exercise in the Sea of Japan, despite threats of retaliation from North Korea.
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Japan pupils' atomic history lesson

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 10:43
related places: Hiroshima

Children in the Japanese city of Hiroshima have been recovering remnants of a building that stands at the hypocentre of the atomic bombing at the end of World War Two.
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Giant stink! Rare bloom on show

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 9:50
related places: Tokyo

A rare flower that has bloomed after a gap of almost 20 years has attracted thousands of visitors to a botanical garden in Tokyo.
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Home truths for Japan's PM in book by his wife

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 10:37

The wife of Japan's prime minister writes a book publicly questioning her husband's ability to lead the country.
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Eco-friendly shakeable batteries unveiled

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 10:25

A Japanese electronics firm shows off a vibration-harvesting generator that could replace batteries.
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N Korea spy faces Japan abductees

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 5:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A former North Korean spy who blew up a plane killing 115 people is in Japan to meet families of people abducted to North Korea.
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NTT buys South Africa's Dimension

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 10:56
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Japan's NTT will pay more than £2bn for Dimension Data in what is the country's biggest sub-Saharan African purchase.
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Japanese PM in election setback

Monday, July 12th 2010, 16:50

Japanese PM Naoto Kan rules out calling a snap election following his party's poor performance in upper house polls.
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Poll blow

Monday, July 12th 2010, 13:49

Will DPJ drubbing harm efforts to heal Japan's economy?
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Japan's PM 'to lose key majority'

Sunday, July 11th 2010, 11:57

The ruling party of PM Naoto Kan will lose control of the upper house of parliament in Sunday's election, exit polls suggest.
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Upper house vote tests Japan PM

Sunday, July 11th 2010, 5:58

Japan is voting in an upper house election seen as a referendum on 10 months of rule by the party of PM Naoto Kan.
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NZ whaling activist returns home

Saturday, July 10th 2010, 6:46
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand anti-whaling activist Peter Bethune arrives home after being deported from Japan, but vows to continue his fight.
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Suspended sentence for activist

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 7:14

A Japanese court convicts former Sea Shepherd anti-whaling activist Peter Bethune and gives him a suspended sentence.
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Japan TV halts sumo amid scandal

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 10:39

Japan's next sumo tournament will not appear on live TV for the first time in 50 years due to a gambling scandal.
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Asteroid mission yields particles

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 10:17

Japan's Hayabusa capsule is opened to reveal particles that may be samples from a near-Earth asteroid.
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Japanese probe saw deep Moon rock

Monday, July 5th 2010, 19:21

Olivine rocks that may have originated deep within the Moon were spied on its surface by a Japanese probe, scientists report.
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Sumo wrestler fired over gambling

Sunday, July 4th 2010, 21:39

A top sumo wrestler is dismissed because of illegal gambling, in the latest scandal to hit the Japanese sport.
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