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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

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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Japan cuts interest rate further

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 6:52

Japan's central bank cuts its interest rate to almost zero to give some life to its faltering economy.
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Japan and China 'to improve ties'

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 5:59
related countries: Belgium Belgium, China China
related places: Brussels

Japan's prime minister and his Chinese counterpart meet for the first time since a diplomatic row erupted last month.
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Messing with the mob

Monday, October 4th 2010, 23:03

Exposing the dark secrets of Japan's yakuza mafia
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More nations warn of Europe plot

Monday, October 4th 2010, 17:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Japan and Sweden issue terror alerts to their citizens in Europe, following similar warnings from the UK and US.
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Japan's Ozawa 'to face charges'

Monday, October 4th 2010, 9:39
related places: Ozawa

A judicial panel in Japan says Ichiro Ozawa, one of the governing Democratic Party's top figures, should be charged over a funding scandal.
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Okinawa stand-off

Monday, October 4th 2010, 2:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Why

Why residents hate the US bases that Japan can't give up
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Stoner seals Japanese MotoGP win

Sunday, October 3rd 2010, 9:23
related places: Motegi

Ducati rider Casey Stoner wins the Moto GP race in Motegi with championship leader Jorge Lorenzo fourth.
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Japan warns of China's military

Friday, October 1st 2010, 9:24
related countries: China China

Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan expresses concern over China's maritime activities and military build-up, amid a lingering diplomatic row.
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Japanese smokers see prices soar

Friday, October 1st 2010, 0:33

The Japanese government imposes its biggest tax rise ever on cigarettes, amid reports that smokers have been stocking up instead of giving up.
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China frees Japanese 'intruders'

Thursday, September 30th 2010, 4:40
related countries: China China

China has freed three of four Japanese nationals detained a week ago and accused of intruding into a restricted military area.
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Japan confidence up despite yen

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 7:05

Japanese business confidence continues to rise, despite the strong yen, but is expected to turn gloomy again, a survey says.
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Japan welcomes Burmese refugees

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 11:03
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand

Eighteen Burmese refugees arrive in Japan from Thailand, in the first wave of a UN-backed third country resettlement programme.
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Takefuji in $5.1bn bankruptcy bid

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 9:35

Takefuji Corporation becomes the largest consumer lender in Japan to fail after filing for protection from creditors.
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Robotic legs to help people walk again

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 9:19

A robot that can help people who are paralysed walk again is on trial in Japan.
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Japan to press China over boats

Monday, September 27th 2010, 7:35
related countries: China China
related places: Tokyo

Japan will ask China to pay for damage to two patrol vessels after a collision with a Chinese trawler in disputed waters earlier this month, Tokyo says.
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Japan's export growth slows again

Monday, September 27th 2010, 7:00

Japan's export growth slowed for a sixth straight month in August, suggesting that the recovery is losing steam.
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Japan 'ready' for more yen action

Sunday, September 26th 2010, 9:08

Japan's central bank hints at further interventions in the currency markets in its fight to control the rising value of the yen.
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China apology demand turned down

Saturday, September 25th 2010, 10:30

Japan turns down China's demand for a formal apology for detaining a fishing boat captain for two weeks after a collision in disputed waters.
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Japan frees Chinese boat captain

Friday, September 24th 2010, 17:29
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Japan frees a Chinese fishing boat captain whose arrest in disputed waters two weeks ago sparked the worst row with Beijing in years.
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Yen weakens after 'intervention'

Friday, September 24th 2010, 6:40

Japan's central bank is thought to have intervened for the second time in a week to combat the rising yen.
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Japanese held for 'illegal filming' in China

Friday, September 24th 2010, 3:23
related countries: China China

China is investigating four Japanese who allegedly entered and filmed a Chinese military area, Chinese state media report.
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Foul play

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 23:00
related places: Sumo

Sumo fights to restore image after Japan mafia links
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China's premier enters Japan row

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 16:29
related countries: China China

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao threatens "further action" against Japan unless it releases a Chinese sea captain, arrested in disputed waters.
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Paris Hilton denied Japan entry

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 9:51
related countries: France France
related places: Tokyo

Socialite Paris Hilton returns to America after being questioned by immigration officials at Tokyo airport.
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Japan warns China on nationalism

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 8:34
related countries: China China

Japan warns China that both countries must avoid stirring up "extreme nationalism" in their row over the detention of a Chinese boat captain.
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Ghost towns

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 0:14

Who's to blame for Japan's 230,000 missing centenarians?
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