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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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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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Japan urges calm in islands row

Monday, September 20th 2010, 10:20
related countries: China China

Japan urges calm after China's apparent decision to suspend top-level contacts over a territorial row, and says it has not been formally informed of the move.
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Nissan increases China production

Monday, September 20th 2010, 7:17
related countries: China China

Japanese carmaker Nissan increases its vehicle production target for China over the next couple of years.
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China halts top-level Japan ties

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 12:34
related countries: China China

China suspends top-level exchanges with Japan in protest at a ship captain's detention near disputed islands, marking a fresh deterioration of ties.
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Anti-Japan protests held in China

Saturday, September 18th 2010, 7:54
related countries: China China

Small protests against Japan are held in several Chinese cities on a senstitive anniversary, amid already heightened tensions.
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China stokes Japan diplomatic row

Friday, September 17th 2010, 10:10
related countries: China China

Japan says China has shipped drilling equipment to a disputed gas field in the East China Sea, fuelling diplomatic tensions between the Asian giants.
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Japanese PM in cabinet reshuffle

Friday, September 17th 2010, 6:18

Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan announces a cabinet reshuffle, retaining Yoshihiko Noda in the key post of finance minister.
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China starts Japan panda inquiry

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 12:40
related countries: China China

Chinese officials have arrived in Japan to investigate the death of a giant panda on loan to a zoo.
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Japan moves to combat rising yen

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 14:28

Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda says Japan has taken action to weaken the yen, after it hit a 15-year high against the dollar.
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Row sees China cancel Japan visit

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 10:17
related countries: China China

China postpones a senior official's visit to Japan amid a diplomatic row over the arrest of a Chinese skipper after a collision in disputed waters.
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Japan PM survives leadership vote

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 8:39

Japanese PM Naoto Kan survives a leadership challenge from veteran power-broker Ichiro Ozawa, defeating him by a wider than expected margin.
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Yen at fresh 15-year dollar high

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 7:39

The yen hits a 15-year high against the dollar as Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan wins a leadership contest.
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Toyota plans six new hybrid cars

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 6:43
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota is to launch six new hybrid vehicles by the end of 2012, as competition to build greener cars increases.
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Japan frees Chinese fishing crew

Monday, September 13th 2010, 11:20
related countries: China China

Japan frees the 14 crew of a Chinese fishing trawler seized in disputed waters but keeps the captain in detention, amid a row with China.
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Japan launches first GPS satellite

Saturday, September 11th 2010, 22:04

The Japanese Space Agency (Jaxa) has launched a rocket carrying the country's first GPS satellite.
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China postpones talks with Japan

Friday, September 10th 2010, 21:58
related countries: China China
related places: Tokyo

Beijing postpones planned talks with Tokyo after Japan's court extends the detention of a Chinese captain over a collision in disputed waters.
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Japan extends captain's detention

Friday, September 10th 2010, 14:27
related countries: China China

Hours after China demands the release of a Chinese boat captain detained in Japan, a Japanese court rules he can be held for a further 10 days.
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Japan uncovers centenarian 'scam'

Friday, September 10th 2010, 9:53

More than 230,000 elderly people in Japan who are listed as being aged 100 or over are unaccounted for, officials said following a nationwide inquiry.
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Versailles cartoon art controversy

Friday, September 10th 2010, 2:57

An exhibition by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami at the Palace of Versailles is surprising visitors.
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Japan-China boat spat escalates

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 10:10
related countries: China China
related places: Tokyo

China warns Japan that their wider relationship will suffer if Tokyo mishandles a dispute about a Chinese fishing boat seized in disputed waters.
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Row over Japan-China boat crash

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 6:25
related countries: China China

A diplomatic row between China and Japan intensifies after collisions between two Japanese patrol boats and a Chinese trawler.
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Japan may intervene to curb yen

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 6:16

The Japanese finance minister says there could be market intervention as the yen hits a new 15-year high.
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Suicides cost Japan economy $32bn

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 15:43

Suicides and depression cost Japan's economy $32bn last year, in a country which has one of the world's highest suicide rates, the government says.
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Conductor Ozawa stages comeback

Monday, September 6th 2010, 10:37

Acclaimed Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa opens a festival in his native country following a nine-month battle with throat cancer.
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Japan convicts whaling activists

Monday, September 6th 2010, 8:54

A court in Japan gives one-year suspended jail sentences to two anti-whaling activists from Greenpeace for stealing whale meat in 2008.
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