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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

Million dollar bears: China to rent pandas to Tokyo zoo

Friday, February 12th 2010, 14:55
related countries: China China
related places: Tokyo

The Japanese city of Tokyo agrees to rent two giant pandas from China, at a cost of $1m (£640,000).
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Japan anger over whaling 'attack'

Friday, February 12th 2010, 8:35

Japan reacts angrily after Sea Shepherd activists throw acid made from rancid butter at a whaling ship in the Antarctic.
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Honda issues global airbag recall

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 11:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Honda

Honda heaps more woe on Japanese carmakers by extending an existing airbag safety recall by 437,700 cars worldwide.
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Toyota in global recall of Prius

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 15:10

Toyota recalls thousands of Prius cars worldwide because of braking problems, in a new blow to the world's largest car maker.
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Nissan reports return to profit

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 8:53

Japanese carmaker Nissan has reported a return to profit for the last three months of 2009.
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Body found on US flight to Japan

Monday, February 8th 2010, 15:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tokyo, New York

Japanese officials try to identify a body found in the landing gear compartment of a flight that arrived in Tokyo from New York.
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Japanese brewers call off merger

Monday, February 8th 2010, 7:08

Japanese brewing and food groups Kirin and Suntory call off merger talks having failed to agree terms.
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Toyota 'planning recall of Prius'

Sunday, February 7th 2010, 13:52

Toyota is planning to recall the latest model of its flagship Prius cars because of braking problems, reports from Japan say.
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Quake strikes off Japan islands

Sunday, February 7th 2010, 7:39

A magnitude-6.4 quake strikes off the southern coast of Japan, near the Ryukyu Islands.
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Toyota boss apologises for recall

Friday, February 5th 2010, 12:38
related countries: United States United States

Toyota President Akio Toyoda apologises for the recall of millions of cars and pledges to target quality control.
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Sumo champion retires after brawl

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 19:28
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia
related places: Tokyo

Mongolian sumo champion Asashoryu retires following claims he attacked a man outside a Tokyo nightclub last month.
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Toyota shares fall under pressure

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 6:04
related places: Toyota

Shares in Toyota hit their lowest level for 10 months on the Tokyo Stock Exchange amid concern about the safety of its vehicles.
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'Living fossil'

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 1:02

Up close and personal - Japan's giant salamander
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Brake complaints on Prius hit Toyota

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 21:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Toyota

Toyota says there are no reported problems with the brakes on its Prius car in the UK and Europe.
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Japan deflation hits record pace

Friday, January 29th 2010, 12:17

Prices in Japan fell at a record level in December, official figures show, heightening concerns about deflation.
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Toyota halts sales of US models

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 7:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Toyota

Japanese company Toyota is to suspend sales of some of its most popular US models after recalling 2.3 million cars last week.
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Japan 'may rethink' US air base

Monday, January 25th 2010, 3:55
related countries: United States United States

Japan's PM Yukio Hatoyama says the result of a weekend mayoral poll could fuel a major rethink about US military bases.
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Japan MP quizzed over scandal

Saturday, January 23rd 2010, 11:43

Prosecutors question Japanese political kingpin Ichiro Ozawa, known as the Shadow Shogun, over an alleged funding scandal.
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UK returns nuclear waste to Japan

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 11:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sellafield

The first shipment of highly radioactive nuclear waste from the UK has left Sellafield and arrived in Barrow, Cumbria.
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JAL bankruptcy filing confirmed

Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 11:57

Japan Airlines, Asia's biggest carrier, files for bankruptcy protection and is expected to lay off thousands of workers.
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In pictures

Monday, January 18th 2010, 7:16

Dogs in Japan are fashion accessories as well as pets
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Japan Airlines shares just 5 yen

Monday, January 18th 2010, 7:01

Shares in the troubled Japan Airlines plunge to a record low of 5 yen ( 6 cents, 3 pence) before an expected bankruptcy filing.
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Japan MP denies land deal scandal

Saturday, January 16th 2010, 12:00

Ichiro Ozawa, a leading figure in Japan's governing party, says he will not resign despite a growing scandal over political funding.
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Shares in Japan Airlines dive 81%

Wednesday, January 13th 2010, 7:16

Shares in the troubled carrier Japan Airlines continue to fall on mounting speculation that it will file for bankruptcy.
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Deadly shooting at Japanese bar

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 14:58

At least two people are killed and two others injured after a gunman opens fire at a bar in western Japan, officials say.
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Japan Airlines shares plunge 45%

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 10:04

Japan Airlines shares drop to a new low amid bankruptcy fears - despite an improved offer from American Airlines.
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Japan's Kan calls for weaker yen

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 11:32

Japan's new finance minister calls for a weaker yen in order to aid the recovery of the Japanese economy.
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Japan replaces finance minister

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 12:36

Japan's PM Yukio Hatoyama is forced to replace his experienced finance minister, who has resigned over ill health.
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Japan whalers 'ram' activist boat

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 10:47

Anti-whaling activists accuse a Japanese whaling ship of a ramming attack on one of their boats in Antarctic waters.
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Japanese minister urged to stay

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 10:11

Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama says he does not want his experienced finance minister, Hirohisa Fujii, to resign.
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Atom bomb survivor dies, aged 93

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 9:48

The only person officially recognised as having survived both atomic bombings in Japan dies, aged 93.
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Monster tuna sold for 16.28 million yen ($175,000) at Tokyo market

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 10:15
related places: Tokyo

A tuna has been sold at auction in Tokyo for 16.28 million yen ($175,000), the highest price for nine years.
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NZ, Australia to research whales

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 6:39
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand and Australia are to research whales using non-lethal methods, to counter Japan's hunting programme.
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Japan Airlines state loan doubled

Sunday, January 3rd 2010, 11:00

Japan's government doubles the offer of state-funded credit to troubled Japan Airlines to 200bn yen ($2.2bn; £1.3bn).
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Japan asked not to give Thatcher 20 "karate ladies", papers show

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 5:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Japan was asked not to greet Britain's first female prime minister with a security escort of 20 "karate ladies", newly-released government papers show.
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New rise in Japan factory output

Monday, December 28th 2009, 9:08

Japanese factory output rose in November for the ninth month in a row, up 2.6% from October, official figures show.
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Japan to end annual cherry-blossom forecasts

Friday, December 25th 2009, 15:52

Japan's official weather agency is to stop giving forecasts for the start of the cherry-blossom season, one of the country's most enduring annual rituals.
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Japan PM sorry over funds scandal

Thursday, December 24th 2009, 10:59

Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama has apologised after two former aides were indicted with violating laws on political funding.
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Star Alliance firms seek immunity

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 23:15
related countries: United States United States

The Star Alliance airlines apply for immunity from competition rules on routes between the US and Japan.
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Man charged with bathtub murder

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 13:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A man is charged with raping and killing British teacher Lindsay Ann Hawker who was found in a sand-filled bath in Japan.
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F1 driver rescued from mountain

Friday, December 18th 2009, 9:59

Japanese former Formula 1 driver Ukyo Katayama is rescued from Japan's Mount Fuji, but his two companions are feared dead.
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Japan pledges to 'beat deflation'

Friday, December 18th 2009, 7:09

Japan's central bank vows to beat deflation as it announced interest rates would remain at 0.1%.
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US and Japan agree open air deal

Saturday, December 12th 2009, 5:27
related countries: United States United States

The United States and Japan agree to a new "open skies" deal cutting restrictions on flights between the two countries.
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US and Japan agree open air deal

Saturday, December 12th 2009, 5:27
related countries: United States United States

The United States and Japan have agreed to a new "open skies" deal cutting restrictions on flights between the two countries.
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Terminal man

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 0:26
related countries: China China
related places: Narita, Tokyo

The Chinese activist in limbo at Tokyo's Narita airport
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Japan's economic growth lowered

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 6:51

Japan's economy expanded by much less than first estimated in the July to September period, revised official figures show.
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Japan in $81bn stimulus package

Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 10:49

Japan agrees a 7.2 trillion yen ($81bn) stimulus package designed to prevent the country from slipping back into recession.
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Japan 'fake fingerprints' arrest

Monday, December 7th 2009, 18:27
related countries: China China

Japanese police say a Chinese woman managed to enter the country illegally by having plastic surgery to alter her fingerprints.
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Japan's hotels offer 'railway views' to woo train spotters

Sunday, December 6th 2009, 12:47

Hotels in Japan try to attract extra business by offering train spotters rooms with a view of the rails.
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Going green

Friday, December 4th 2009, 18:15

Electric cars are starting to take off in Japan
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New bid in Japan Airlines tussle

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 7:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Delta

American Airlines offers investment in the struggling Japan Airlines, saying the bid is "far superior" to Delta's.
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Bank of Japan tries new stimulus

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 10:37

The Bank of Japan announces new measures to boost the economy after holding an emergency meeting.
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High yen 'harming Japan economy'

Friday, November 27th 2009, 3:36
related countries: United States United States

The strong yen is harming Japan's economy, its finance minister says, as the US dollar continues to sink.
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Improvement in Japanese exports

Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 7:29

Japan's exports fell at their slowest annual rate in a year in October, indicating the country is emerging from recession.
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Yemeni tribe frees Japanese man

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 18:39
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Arhab, Sanaa

Yemeni tribesman release a Japanese engineer kidnapped in Arhab, north-east of the capital, Sanaa, officials say.
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Japan says deflation has returned

Friday, November 20th 2009, 11:12

The Japanese government warns that deflation has returned to the country's economy for the first time since 2006.
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Japanese man still held in Yemen

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 8:32
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A last-minute dispute leads to Yemeni tribesmen refusing to release a kidnapped Japanese engineer, officials say.
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Safe haven?

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 6:40

Asylum seekers face a cool reception in Japan
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