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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 '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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Toyota recalls 270,000 vehicles

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 12:44
related places: Toyota

Japanese car giant Toyota recalls 270,000 cars worldwide in the latest problem to hit the manufacturer.
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Toyota warns about faulty engines

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 14:37
related places: Toyota

Japanese car giant Toyota warns about potential faults with engines of about 270,000 cars it has sold worldwide.
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Paraguay coach keen to test Spain

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 11:53

Paraguay coach Gerardo Martino believes his team will pose a threat to Spain despite scoring only three goals on their way to the World Cup quarter-finals.
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Japan confidence at two-year high

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 5:52

Japanese business confidence hits its highest level in two years, a survey by the country's central bank suggests.
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Japan 'regrets' whaling deadlock

Saturday, June 26th 2010, 3:50

This week's stalemate at the International Whaling Commission is "unfortunate", says a Japanese minister.
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Asteroid capsule opening begins

Thursday, June 24th 2010, 17:03

Japanese scientists start to open the Hayabusa capsule which it is hoped contains samples of asteroid Itokawa.
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Cycling coast to coast across Japan

Thursday, June 24th 2010, 14:42

Roland Buerk who is based in Tokyo, decided it was time to see Japan the slow way, by cycling right across the country.
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Toyota and Honda hit by strikes

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 11:53
related countries: China China
related places: Honda

Strikes have halted work at two Japanese-owned car assembly factories in China - the latest in a wave of labour disputes.
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Japan car attack leaves one dead

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010, 9:32

A former employee "with a grudge" crashes into workers at a Mazda plant in southern Japan, killing one and injuring 10.
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Japan sets targets to tackle debt

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010, 6:30
related countries: Greece Greece

Japan sets ambitious new targets to rein in its national debt, the largest in the industrialised world, and avoid a "Greek-style" crisis.
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Japan in Afghan corruption call

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 14:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Japanese prime minister, in talks with the Afghan president, asks for good governance from Kabul as part of a $5bn aid offer.
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Striker Drogba to start on bench

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 13:13
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba will start on the bench after being given permission to wear a protective cast against Portugal.
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Bank of Japan in $33bn loans plan

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 7:38

Japan's central bank announces plans to provide up to 3tn yen (£22bn; $33bn) in low interest loans to spur economic growth.
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Cameroon attitude wrong - Le Guen

Monday, June 14th 2010, 19:11

Cameroon coach Paul Le Guen blames his players' attitude for the 1-0 defeat by Japan in their World Cup opener.
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Honda earns opening win for Japan

Monday, June 14th 2010, 15:58


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Japan producers 'more upbeat'

Monday, June 14th 2010, 10:35

Optimism among big Japanese manufacturers about the economy has grown in the past three months, a study suggests.
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Hayabusa capsule recovery begins

Monday, June 14th 2010, 10:34
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Japanese scientists begin the process of retrieving the Hayabusa asteroid sample capsule from the Australian Outback.
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Asteroid mission returns to Earth

Sunday, June 13th 2010, 23:41

A capsule thought to contain the first samples grabbed from the surface of an asteroid returns to Earth.
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Japan unfurls solar sail in space

Friday, June 11th 2010, 16:11

Japanese scientists celebrate the successful deployment of their solar sail Ikaros, testing the use of sunlight to move space ships.
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Japan PM warns of debt 'collapse'

Friday, June 11th 2010, 13:36

Japan's economy is at "risk of collapse" under its huge debt mountain, the country's new prime minister says.
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Japan PM vows action on debt, US

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 12:17

Japan's incoming Prime Minister Naoto Kan vows to tackle debt, repair US ties and build a 'vigorous' country.
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