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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

Japan Airlines seeking state aid

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 8:35

Loss-making carrier Japan Airlines (JAL) confirms it is to apply for financial assistance from a state-backed agency.
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Ships collide off southern Japan

Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 14:11

A Japanese navy destroyer collides with a commercial vessel near the southern main island of Kyushu.
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Japan pop star trial draws crowd

Monday, October 26th 2009, 12:29
related places: Tokyo

Thousands of people in Tokyo queue for 20 seats in a courtroom's public gallery to see the trial of a Japanese pop star.
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Economy priority for Japan's PM

Monday, October 26th 2009, 8:52
related countries: United States United States

Japan's PM Yukio Hatoyama promises economic revival and strong US ties, in his first policy speech to parliament.
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DNA prompts Japan murder retrial

Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 10:48

A Japanese man who spent 17 years in jail for murder pleads not guilty at retrial held after new DNA evidence emerged.
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Gates presses Japan on Okinawa

Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 8:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tokyo

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates urges Japan to honour a 2006 deal on the controversial US airbase in Okinawa.
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Japan 'will end' Afghan mission

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 9:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Japan says it will not renew its operation in support of the US-led mission in Afghanistan, but is mulling alternative ways to help.
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Resting place

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 0:15

Japan's new hi-tech multi-storey 'graveyards'
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Japan 2-0 Scotland

Saturday, October 10th 2009, 12:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two late goals hand Japan victory over Scotland in their friendly at the Nissan Stadium.
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Live - International football

Saturday, October 10th 2009, 10:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England are in Dnipropetrovsk to face Ukraine in a World Cup qualifier, after defeats for Wales and Scotland.
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Nations urge early N Korea talks

Saturday, October 10th 2009, 5:03
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

Leaders of South Korea, China and Japan call for an early resumption of talks on North Korea's nuclear programme.
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'No aid' unless N Korea disarms

Friday, October 9th 2009, 7:16
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

The leaders of Japan and South Korea say North Korea should not be offered aid until it dismantles its nuclear programme.
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Career kids

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 23:02
related places: Tokyo

The working world is child's play at Tokyo theme park
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Typhoon lashes Japan on landfall

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 8:32

A typhoon makes landfall in Japan for the first time in two years, killing two people and injuring at least 40 others.
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Obama to make November Asia debut

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 6:29
related countries: China China, Indonesia Indonesia, South Korea South Korea, Singapore Singapore, United States United States
related places: Asia

US President Barack Obama will stop in Japan, China, Singapore and South Korea, but not Indonesia, on his first Asia tour.
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'False confession'

Monday, October 5th 2009, 23:42

Japan urged to reform 'brutal' police methods
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Japanese ex-minister found dead

Sunday, October 4th 2009, 7:30

Former Japanese finance minister Shoichi Nakagawa, who quit over apparent drunken behaviour, has been found dead, police say.
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Vettel wins as Button grabs point

Sunday, October 4th 2009, 6:38

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel takes the Japanese GP as a fortunate Jenson Button finishes eighth to close in on his first world title.
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Live - Japan Grand Prix

Sunday, October 4th 2009, 3:37

Jenson Button is looking for points as he targets his maiden F1 title, with Sebastian Vettel leading the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Button demoted as Vettel shines

Saturday, October 3rd 2009, 11:07
related places: Toyota

Championship leader Jenson Button and title rival Rubens Barrichello drop five places down the grid for infringing rules in a crash-strewn Japanese GP qualifying session won by Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel.
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Sharapova takes Pan Pacific title

Saturday, October 3rd 2009, 7:53
related places: Tokyo

Maria Sharapova wins the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo as Jelena Jankovic retires in the final.
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Live - Japan Grand Prix qualifying

Saturday, October 3rd 2009, 1:29
related places: Suzuka

Brawn's championship leader Jenson Button targets a place at the front of the grid as he looks to wrap up the F1 title in Japan.
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Rio to stage 2016 Olympic Games

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 20:06
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid, Tokyo

Brazil will become the first South American country to host the Olympics after Rio de Janeiro is chosen to stage the 2016 Games.
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Live - 2016 Olympics decision

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 17:37
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid, Tokyo

Madrid and Rio de Janeiro wait to find out who will host the 2016 Olympic Games after Chicago and Tokyo are eliminated in voting.
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Downpours disrupt Japan practice

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 6:49
related places: Suzuka

Championship leader Jenson Button sits out the second session as McLaren's Heikki Kovalainen is fastest overall at rain-soaked Suzuka.
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Live - Japan Grand Prix practice

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 0:31

A heavy downpour hits second practice at the Japanese Grand Prix, after Heikki Kovalainen goes quickest in the first session.
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Sharapova through as seeds tumble

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 11:33
related places: Tokyo

Former world number one Maria Sharapova shows the seeded players the way with a superb win over Sam Stosur in Tokyo.
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Yen falls from eight-month highs

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 7:25
related countries: United States United States

The yen declines from its eight-month highs against the US dollar following comments from Japan's finance minister.
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Japan prices continue record fall

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 3:44

Consumer prices drop in Japan for the sixth month in a row, at a record rate of 2.4%, due to weak domestic demand.
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Japan's LDP chooses a new leader

Monday, September 28th 2009, 11:25

Japan's Liberal Democratic Party has elected Sadakazu Tanigaki as its new leader after a crushing electoral defeat last month.
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Yen hits eight-month dollar high

Monday, September 28th 2009, 6:45

The Japanese yen has hit an eight-month high against the dollar - denting the share prices of many exporters.
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Iceland plans big whalemeat trade

Friday, September 25th 2009, 17:33
related countries: Iceland Iceland

The company which is behind Iceland's fin whaling industry is planning a huge export of whalemeat to Japan.
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N Korea focus to East Asia summit

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 9:22
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

A upcoming summit of Japan, South Korea and China is to focus on North Korea's nuclear programme, officials say.
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Japan Airlines requests bail-out

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 8:17

Loss-making carrier Japan Airlines has asked for a government bail-out to help it survive, the airline's chief says.
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One-in-four Japan women 'elderly'

Monday, September 21st 2009, 11:39

One-quarter of Japanese women are aged 65 or over, official figures indicate, highlighting a looming demographic crisis.
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Bear attacks tourists in Japan

Saturday, September 19th 2009, 20:31

An Asian black bear is shot dead after attacking a group of tourists at a bus station in central Japan.
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Japan upbeat on economic recovery

Friday, September 18th 2009, 8:21

The Bank of Japan hints it may soon withdraw some emergency support as the economy shows more signs of recovery.
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Space station grabs Japanese freighter

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 22:41

Japan's new unmanned space freighter loaded with supplies is safely berthed to the International Space Station.
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Japan central bank eyes recovery

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 9:59

The Bank of Japan expresses a more upbeat outlook on the future of the world's second largest economy.
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New PM cements Japan power shift

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 11:31

Yukio Hatoyama promises economic revival and strong US ties, after being sworn in as Japan's new prime minister.
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Tokyo police act on train gropers

Monday, September 14th 2009, 11:23

Police in Japan have begun a week-long campaign to combat the sexual harassment of women on public transport.
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Brazil's economy out of recession

Friday, September 11th 2009, 14:34
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Sweden Sweden

Brazil follows countries such as Sweden and Japan by coming out of recession after its economy grew in the April-to-June quarter.
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Japan's space freighter in orbit

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 17:04

Japan successfully launches its new unmanned cargo craft on a mission vital to the future of the space station.
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Japan's space truck ready to fly

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 14:36

A new Japanese robotic freighter is on the launch pad ready for a mission to re-supply the space station.
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Japan death row 'breeds insanity'

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 11:16

Japan's harsh death row conditions are driving many prisoners towards insanity, Amnesty International warns.
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Japan town restarts dolphin hunt

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 7:10

A Japanese coastal town goes ahead with its annual dolphin hunt, despite protests from animal rights activists.
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Australia agrees $60bn gas deal

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 6:46
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Chevron Australia signs $60bn worth of deals to supply liquefied natural gas to Japan and South Korea.
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Japan Democrats agree coalition

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 8:56

The newly-elected Democratic Party of Japan agrees to form a governing coalition with two smaller parties, reports say.
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Toyota increases hiring in Japan

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 6:12

Toyota hires 800 contract workers in Japan, its first increase in jobs in more than a year.
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Will emissions plan work?

Monday, September 7th 2009, 13:40

JapanÂ’s PM-elect promises a big cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. Is this a realistic target?
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Japan vows big climate change cut

Monday, September 7th 2009, 11:49

Japan's PM-elect Yukio Hatoyama pledges a 25% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, much more than his predecessor.
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OK Computer

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 2:07

Japan looks to robots to fill workforce void
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Daunting task

Monday, August 31st 2009, 23:03

New leaders in Japan face an economy in crisis
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Japan's Hatoyama sweeps to power

Monday, August 31st 2009, 10:19
related places: Hatoyama

Japan's opposition leader Yukio Hatoyama is forming a new government after winning a landmark general election.
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Japan victor hails 'revolution'

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 17:25

Japan's opposition leader Yukio Hatoyama hails an election "revolution" as exit polls suggest a massive win for his party.
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'Major win' for Japan opposition

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 16:37

Japan's opposition leader vows to listen to the people as exit polls suggest a massive election win for his party.
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Did you vote in Japan's elections?

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 11:06

The opposition Democratic Party of Japan is set for a massive victory, exit polls suggest. How important is the result?
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