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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

VIDEO: Millions without power in Japan

Sunday, March 13th 2011, 5:02

Millions of people are still without power and water in northern Japan.
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VIDEO: 'Problems' at Japan nuclear plant

Sunday, March 13th 2011, 2:21
related places: Fukushima

Japanese technicians are battling to lower the pressure in a second nuclear reactor at Japan's earthquake-damaged Fukushima power station, which was hit by a big explosion on Saturday.
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Huge blast at Japan nuclear plant

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 22:32

A powerful explosion hits a badly damaged Japanese nuclear power plant, as a huge relief operation continues after Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami.
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VIDEO: Japanese nuclear plants damaged by earthquake

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 19:49

Japan faced an atomic emergency as cooling systems damaged by the quake failed at two nuclear reactors.
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VIDEO: TV chef Ken Hom: This was the big one

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 19:13
related places: Tokyo

TV chef Ken Hom was in a hotel in Tokyo when the earthquake hit, he talks about his experience of the disaster.
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VIDEO: Tsunami sweeps through Japan city

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 10:45

Footage has emerged of Friday's tsunami sweeping through Kesennuma City in Miyagi Prefecture, north-eastern Japan.
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VIDEO: New footage shows quake impact

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 10:29
related places: Kashima, Tokyo

The intensity of Japan's earthquake on Friday is shown in new footage captured north of Tokyo in Kashima, Ibaraki Prefecture.
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Japan begins quake relief mission

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 5:45

A mammoth relief mission is swinging into action in north-east Japan, a day after it was struck by a devastating tsunami, claiming hundreds of lives.
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VIDEO: Footage of blast at Japan nuclear plant

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 4:42

An explosion is reported at a Japanese nuclear power plant where a meltdown is feared as a huge relief operation continues after Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami.
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VIDEO: Japan wakes to tsunami devastation

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 3:21

Japan's relief mission is beginning a day after it was struck by a devastating tsunami, killing hundreds and destroying coastal regions
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Tsunami reaches US West Coast

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 2:39

Tsunami waves caused by a huge quake off Japan reach the US Pacific coast, hours after striking the islands of the outlying US state of Hawaii.
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UK offers Japan quake assistance

Friday, March 11th 2011, 23:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK offers emergency assistance to Japan as David Cameron and the Queen offer their condolences after the country's massive earthquake.
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Tsunami after massive Japan quake

Friday, March 11th 2011, 22:24

At least 350 people are dead and hundreds missing after a tsunami caused by a huge 8.9-magnitude quake devastated north-east Japan.
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Production halted at Japan plants

Friday, March 11th 2011, 21:09

Production is halted at many factories in Japan, the world's third biggest economy, as companies assess the damage of the disaster.
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VIDEO: How the earthquake unfolded

Friday, March 11th 2011, 20:46

Japan's most powerful earthquake since records began has struck the north-east coast, triggering a massive tsunami.
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VIDEO: Concerns over Japan's nuclear plants

Friday, March 11th 2011, 20:11

There are serious concerns about Japan's nuclear power stations following the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit the country.
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VIDEO: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake

Friday, March 11th 2011, 18:43

Many hundreds of people are feared dead after a tsunami, caused by a huge 8.9-magnitude earthquake, struck north-eastern Japan.
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VIDEO: Obama's 'thoughts with people of Japan'

Friday, March 11th 2011, 18:27
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama has said that his "thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan" after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit the country.
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Orchestra 'shaken' by earthquake

Friday, March 11th 2011, 18:09

Members of a BBC orchestra touring Japan describe the moment the earthquake struck while they were crossing a suspension bridge.
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Japan quake prompts nuclear alert

Friday, March 11th 2011, 16:26

Japan's prime minister declares a "nuclear emergency" after a number of reactors shut down in the wake of a massive earthquake hitting the country.
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Insurers' shares fall after quake

Friday, March 11th 2011, 16:10

Stock markets and insurance shares fall in response to a magnitude 8.9 earthquake in Japan and resulting 10m-high tsunami.
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VIDEO: Inside a supermarket as quake hits Tokyo

Friday, March 11th 2011, 16:01
related places: Tokyo

Footage uploaded to YouTube shows supermarket workers in Tokyo attempting to keep items on the shelves as the earthquake hits.
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VIDEO: What caused Japan's massive tsunami?

Friday, March 11th 2011, 14:28
related countries: Peru Peru

The earthquake which rocked Japan triggered tsunami alerts across the entire Pacific basin, including Hawaii and Peru.
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VIDEO: Family run for cover as quake strikes

Friday, March 11th 2011, 12:20

Amateur footage has emerged showing the moment Japan's earthquake hit.
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VIDEO: Science behind the Japan quake

Friday, March 11th 2011, 11:50

A massive earthquake has hit the north-east of Japan, triggering a tsunami that has caused extensive damage. Seismologist Dr Roger Musson explains how it happened.
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VIDEO: Devastation as earthquake strikes

Friday, March 11th 2011, 10:47

An earthquake has struck off the north-east coast of Japan triggering a powerful tsunami.
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VIDEO: Japan earthquake sparks major fires

Friday, March 11th 2011, 9:34
related places: Tokyo

A massive earthquake has hit the north-east of Japan, triggering fires in several areas including Tokyo, and numerous casualties are feared.
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Japan PM admits foreign donations

Friday, March 11th 2011, 4:10

Japanese PM Naoto Kan says his political campaign fund received illegal donations from a foreigner, but says he will not resign.
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US diplomat removed over Okinawa

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 4:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

The head of the US state department's Japan desk is replaced after he made disparaging remarks about Okinawa, the site of US military bases.
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Toyota eyes global sales growth

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 10:35
related places: Toyota

Japanese car giant Toyota sets out its long-term vision for the firm, aiming for global sales of 10 million by 2015.
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Japan names new foreign minister

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 8:12

Japan names a new Foreign Minister, Takeaki Matsumoto, amid political uncertainty and ongoing territorial disputes with China and Russia.
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Earthquake shakes Tokyo buildings

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 5:36
related places: Tokyo

An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude strikes off the coast of Japan, shaking buildings in Tokyo and triggering a small tsunami.
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Japan protest over China fly-by

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 9:40
related countries: China China

Japan lodges a formal protest after a Chinese helicopter flew close to one of its destroyers near a disputed gas field in the East China Sea.
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Nomura names female finance chief

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 8:46
related places: Nomura

Japan's largest brokerage house, Nomura, appoints its first female chief financial officer in an unusual move for a top Japanese company.
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NZ earthquake mapped from space

Monday, March 7th 2011, 14:51

The upheaval wrought by the 22 February earthquake in Christchurch, NZ, is illustrated in new radar imagery from the Japanese satellite Alos.
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Japan PM resists resignation call

Monday, March 7th 2011, 10:14

Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan brushes off calls for his resignation, after the foreign minister stepped down over a funding scandal at the weekend.
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Japan's FM resigns over donation

Sunday, March 6th 2011, 14:07

Japan Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara resigns after being criticised for accepting a donation from a foreign national.
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Spider webs prompt Mazda6 recall

Friday, March 4th 2011, 1:47

Japanese carmaker Mazda announces a recall of 65,000 Mazda6 cars in North and Central America because of concerns over a fire risk from spiders.
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Japan sends jets in islands row

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 8:17
related countries: China China

Japan scrambles jets as two Chinese military aircraft approach disputed East China Sea islands, the government says.
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Asia firms strike rare earth deal

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 7:04
related countries: Botswana Botswana, North Korea North Korea

A group of Japanese and South Korean firms are to buy a 15% stake in a Brazilian company that mines a rare earth metal.
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Nissan to race Toyota in Europe

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 18:45
related places: Toyota

Nissan says 1,000 new dealerships and a slew of new models will help it overtake Japanese rival Toyota.
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Sony sorry for band's Nazi gaffe

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 10:05

Sony Music Artists, managers of the popular Japanese boy band Kishidan, apologises after the group appeared on national TV dressed like Nazis.
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Japan seeks exam hall phone ban

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 8:58

Japan wants to ban mobile phones from university examination halls after the internet was allegedly used to help students cheat.
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Japan's output up for third month

Monday, February 28th 2011, 2:59

Japan's industrial output rises 2.4% in January, the third month in a row it has increased, official figures show.
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Knee-high humanoid wins first robot marathon

Sunday, February 27th 2011, 3:46
related places: Osaka

A knee-high humanoid narrowly wins the world's first full-length marathon for two-legged robots, in the Japanese city of Osaka.
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Oil and food slow Japan deflation

Friday, February 25th 2011, 2:26

High food and fuel costs slow Japanese deflation in January, but analysts warn the problem has not dissipated.
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Robot marathon begins in Japan

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 10:50
related places: Osaka

Five knee-high androids cross the starting line in the world's first marathon for two-legged robots, in the Japanese city of Osaka.
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Japan sees surprise trade deficit

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 3:33

Japan posts a trade deficit in January for the first time in 22 months, data from the Ministry of Finance shows.
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VIDEO: Panda 'diplomats' touch down in Japan

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 21:28
related countries: China China

In another example of what is often called panda diplomacy a pair of giant pandas have arrived in Japan from China
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Moody's cuts Japan credit outlook

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 6:35

Rating agency Moody's cuts its rating outlook on Japan to negative from stable citing concerns over debts.
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Japan probes war experiment site

Monday, February 21st 2011, 9:39
related places: Tokyo

Excavations begin at a site in Tokyo linked to Unit 731, the military unit said to have carried out experiments on prisoners during World War II.
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Japan urges Sea Shepherd action

Friday, February 18th 2011, 11:30

Japan asks Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands to take action against the anti-whaling group, Sea Shepherd, after it calls off its Antarctic whale hunt.
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VIDEO: Japan halts Antarctic whale hunt

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 17:23
related countries: United States United States

Japan has suspended its annual whale hunt in the Antarctic, saying an American anti-whaling group has made the operation unsafe.
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Japan and India sign trade deal

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 9:11
related countries: India India

Japan and India sign a free-trade agreement that will see tariffs on 94% of goods scrapped within a decade.
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Japan halts Antarctic whale hunt

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 8:29
related countries: United States United States

Japan suspends its annual Antarctic whale hunt after activists from a US-based environmental group chase the mother ship.
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Japan mass food poisoning feared

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 13:37

More than 950 schoolchildren fall ill on Japan's northern Hokkaido island in a suspected outbreak of food poisoning.
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Sumo prosecutions sought in Japan

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 12:17

Japanese police ask for two sumo wrestlers to be prosecuted in connection with illegal gambling allegedly linked to organised crime.
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Japan's economy 'more positive'

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 6:41

Japan's economic outlook is more positive and it is gradually emerging from a slowdown, the Bank of Japan says.
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China's economy overtakes Japan

Monday, February 14th 2011, 11:19
related countries: China China

China overtakes Japan as the world's second-biggest economy, with analysts predicting it will keep moving towards the top spot.
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Japan married name law challenged

Monday, February 14th 2011, 10:30

Four Japanese women and a man file a challenge to a law that compels couples to share a surname after marriage.
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VIDEO: Japanese seek opportunities abroad

Monday, February 14th 2011, 9:52

Japan losses position as world's second largest economy for first time in over 40 years.
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