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News: Japan

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

China 'backs N Korea sanctions'

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 8:20
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

China and Japan have agreed to back financial sanctions against North Korea, the South's foreign minister tells the BBC.
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Asteroid probe 'on home straight'

Monday, May 31st 2010, 11:24

A Japanese space probe designed to return samples from an asteroid completes an important step on its journey home.
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Sloppy England scrape past Japan

Sunday, May 30th 2010, 14:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two own goals give England an unconvincing win over Japan in their final warm-up game before flying to South Africa for the World Cup.
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Japan coalition rupture over base

Sunday, May 30th 2010, 8:35
related countries: United States United States

The Socialists leave Japan's ruling coalition over the Okinawa base row, threatening the government majority in the upper house.
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China under pressure over N Korea

Saturday, May 29th 2010, 7:53
related countries: South Korea South Korea

China faces pressure to censure North Korea over the sinking of a South Korean warship, at a three-nation summit with Japan.
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Deal struck over US Okinawa base

Friday, May 28th 2010, 12:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

Japan and the US say they have reached an agreement to relocate a controversial US military base in Okinawa.
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Australia to act on Japan whaling

Friday, May 28th 2010, 7:28
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia says it will mount a legal bid at the International Court of Justice in the Hague, against Japan's whaling programme.
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Japan trial for whaling activist

Thursday, May 27th 2010, 8:24
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Tokyo

An activist from New Zealand who boarded a Japanese whaling ship goes on trial in Tokyo, and denies assault charges.
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Japan exports soar on car demand

Thursday, May 27th 2010, 7:25

New Japanese finance ministry trade figures show exports from the country in April were up 40% from a year earlier.
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Japan PM apologises over Okinawa

Sunday, May 23rd 2010, 11:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama apologises for not keeping his promise to move a US military base from Okinawa.
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Clinton begins key East Asia trip

Friday, May 21st 2010, 6:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tokyo, Asia

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Tokyo at the start of a week-long trip to Asia.
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Export drive boosts Japan growth

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 8:29

Japan's export-driven recovery helped economic growth accelerate in the first three months of 2010, figures show.
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Poor weather halts Venus mission

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 7:35

Japan's space agency postpones the launch of a Venus probe because of bad weather at its Tanegashima base.
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Tokyo couple say their 'I dos' before robot in rooftop wedding

Sunday, May 16th 2010, 10:24

The world's first wedding to be conducted by a robot takes place in Japan.
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Japanese get shirty about PM's dress sense

Friday, May 14th 2010, 23:28

Japan's media are getting decidedly shirty about Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's unusual dress sense.
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Paraguay beat Japan on penalties

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 16:16
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Paraguay are through to the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in their history after beating Japan 5-3 on penalties following a 0-0 draw.
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Japan hold off Danes to progress

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 15:48
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Netherlands Netherlands

Japan beat Denmark 3-1 to make the knockout stages of the World Cup, while the Netherlands see off Cameroon to top Group E.
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Dutch beat Cameroon to top group

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 15:42
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Denmark Denmark, Netherlands Netherlands

The Netherlands edge out Cameroon to finish as Group E winners, while Japan progress at the expense of Denmark.
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Sneijder fires Dutch past Japan

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:25
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Netherlands move to the brink of qualification for the knockout stages with a 1-0 win over Japan.
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Netherlands seal win over Denmark

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:03
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Denmark Denmark, Italy Italy, Netherlands Netherlands, Paraguay Paraguay, South Africa South Africa

Two second-half goals give Netherlands a 2-0 victory over lacklustre Denmark in their opening Group E match.
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Toyota in strong profits growth

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 12:56
related places: Toyota

Toyota returned to profit in the fourth quarter despite the Japanese carmaker's recall problems being at their height.
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Japan PM rebuffed over base plan

Friday, May 7th 2010, 14:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

Officials from a Japanese island reject PM Yukio Hatoyama's proposal that they host US troops relocated from Okinawa.
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Japan reactivates nuclear reactor

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 5:54
related places: Monju

Japan activates its Monju fast-breeder reactor, which has been suspended since an accident 14 years ago.
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'Not fair!'

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 23:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

Japanese views on US military bases in Okinawa
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Japan PM scraps US base move plan

Tuesday, May 4th 2010, 9:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

Japan's Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama says it is not "feasible" to move a controversial US base out of Okinawa.
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Japan abandons 2018 World Cup bid

Tuesday, May 4th 2010, 8:37

Japan drops its bid to host the 2018 World Cup after Sepp Blatter hints the tournament will be staged in Europe.
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Japan 'bee rustlers' sting apiarists

Saturday, May 1st 2010, 3:22

Japanese bee-keepers are warned to be on their guard after a spate of thefts of hives by so-called bee rustlers.
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Japan seeks whale activist arrest

Friday, April 30th 2010, 7:06
related countries: Canada Canada

Japan's coastguard seeks to arrest environmental activist Paul Watson for disrupting whale hunts, reports say.
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Japan Airlines makes route cuts

Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 11:31

Japan Airlines, which entered bankruptcy protection this year, plans to end 45 international and domestic routes.
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Honda sees profits and sales rise

Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 8:17
related places: Honda

Japanese carmaker Honda reports a profit for the first three months of the year, following losses a year ago.
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A, B or O?

Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 1:46

Why blood type matters to Japanese singles
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Japanese rally against US base

Sunday, April 25th 2010, 14:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

Nearly 100,000 people in Japan's southern island of Okinawa demand that a US military base be moved off the island.
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Taiji hunters

Thursday, April 22nd 2010, 14:32

Ex-dolphin trainer on Japanese town's controversial hunt
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Japanese whale meat 'sold in US'

Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 4:11
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

Scientists say they have clear proof that meat from whales caught by Japan is being sold in US and Korean eateries.
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Japan annual whale catch 'halved'

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 6:29

Japan's whaling fleet blames "violent interference" from anti-whaling activists as it reports its lowest catch for years.
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China executes Japanese smugglers

Friday, April 9th 2010, 6:18
related countries: China China

China executes three Japanese citizens for drug smuggling, days after another Japanese man was executed.
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Sushi-specific genes 'help Japanese digest' traditional food

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 7:49

A traditional Japanese diet could transfer the genes of "sushi-specific" digestive enzymes into the human gut, say scientists.
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Tokyo tuna market bans tourists

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 3:07
related places: Tokyo

Tourists are banned from watching the Tokyo tuna market auctions after complaints from traders.
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Japan 'Mum Astronaut' alters view

Wednesday, April 7th 2010, 3:48

Japan's first female astronauts are challenging gender roles in a conservative society.
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China executes Japanese smuggler

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 3:22
related countries: China China
related places: Xinhua

China executes a Japanese drug smuggler, says the official Xinhua news agency, the first such execution since 1972.
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Japan mayor's paternity 'example'

Saturday, April 3rd 2010, 0:14
related places: Tokyo

A district mayor in Japan's capital, Tokyo, goes on paternity leave - the first local government leader ever to do so.
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Japan charges NZ whaling activist

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 11:28
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Southern Ocean Southern Ocean

Japan charges a New Zealand anti-whaling activist on five counts, after he boarded a harpoon ship in Antarctica.
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Japan economic confidence grows

Thursday, April 1st 2010, 7:05
related places: Toyota

A key survey of Japanese manufacturers shows confidence improving and Toyota reports a big jump in domestic sales.
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Japanese industrial output falls

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 6:13

Japan's factory output falls for the first time in a year while unemployment remains unchanged, figures show.
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Okinawa debate

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 0:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: No

No easy answers on Japan-US military base row
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State stimulus boosts Japan sales

Monday, March 29th 2010, 6:36

Japanese retail sales jumped sharply in February as government stimulus measures lifted spending, figures show.
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Japanese pair win world's top architectural prize

Monday, March 29th 2010, 3:42

Two Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa win architecture's top Pritzker Prize for a series of buildings worldwide.
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'Ring tone therapy' is Japan's latest fad

Sunday, March 28th 2010, 16:34
related places: So

So-called "therapeutic" ring tones to help everyone from hay fever sufferers to the overweight are the latest craze sweeping Japan, the BBC's Roland Buerk reports.
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China 'poisoned dumplings' arrest

Saturday, March 27th 2010, 10:57
related countries: China China

A man is arrested in China accused of poisoning dumplings in a case which led to a row with Japan, state media reports.
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Reform call after Japan acquittal

Friday, March 26th 2010, 8:18

A man who spent 17 years in jail is formally cleared of murder, in a case that raised concern about police interrogation in Japan.
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Japan's deflation gloom continues

Friday, March 26th 2010, 7:39

Consumer prices in Japan are continuing to fall, latest figures show, threatening the country's recovery from recession.
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Japan exports to Asia and US rise

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 4:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia, February

Japan's exports grew 45% in February compared with the same month a year ago, because of strong demand in Asia.
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UN body rejects bluefin tuna ban

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 19:29

A US- and EU-backed bid to ban trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna fails, raising fears for the species' future.
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UK to produce Nissan electric car

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 11:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sunderland

Nissan is to build its new electric car, the Leaf, in Sunderland, safeguarding hundreds of jobs, the Japanese firm announces.
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Japan increases stimulus measures

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 6:52

Japan's central bank increases a stimulus measure aimed at encouraging financial institutions to lend more.
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Honda recalls 410,000 cars in US

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 17:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Honda

Japanese car manufacturer Honda has announced it is recalling 410,000 cars in the US because of complaints about their brakes.
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Culture clash

Monday, March 15th 2010, 0:59

Greenpeace takes on Japan young's whaling apathy
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Japan arrests whaling activist

Friday, March 12th 2010, 4:04

An activist from New Zealand who boarded a Japanese whaling ship last month is arrested by Japan's coastguard.
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Japan protest over tuna ban plan

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 10:46

Japan voices opposition to a proposed ban on international trade in bluefin tuna, after the EU backs the plan.
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Japan opens 98th national airport

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 6:50
related places: Ibaraki

Japan opens an airport in Ibaraki offering just one flight a day, sparking criticism over wasteful spending.
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