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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 ships join piracy patrols

Saturday, March 14th 2009, 15:29
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Two Japanese warships set sail for the seas off Somalia to join an anti-piracy international mission.
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Nikkei climbs on stimulus hopes

Friday, March 13th 2009, 6:59

Japanese shares see their sharpest one-day gain of 2009 after the government pledges to outline a stimulus plan by April.
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Japan to join anti-piracy patrols

Friday, March 13th 2009, 5:03
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Japan orders two warships to set sail for the seas off Somalia where they will join international anti-piracy patrols.
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N Korea spy meets abductee's son

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 12:53
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

A former North Korean spy tells the son of a Japanese woman abducted by Pyongyang in 1978 that she believes she is alive.
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Two cargo ships collide off Japan

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 6:29
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Rescuers search for a missing South Korean ship that collided with another vessel off the coast of Japan.
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Japan's Ozawa pressured to resign

Monday, March 9th 2009, 4:19
related places: Ozawa

Japan's opposition leader Ichiro Ozawa is facing increasing pressure to step down after the arrest of a close aide.
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Japan clears cash hand-out bill

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 11:17

Japan passes legislation to give a cash hand-out to every resident in an attempt to boost the recession-hit economy.
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Japan opposition hit by scandal

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 7:02

Japan's opposition leader Ichiro Ozawa says he will not resign as a close aide is arrested in a donations scandal.
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US car sales plunge in February

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 20:36
related places: Toyota

GM, Ford, Toyota and Nissan report sharp drops in US vehicle sales as consumers remain reluctant to make expensive purchases.
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European markets descend further

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 11:02

European markets fall away in mid-morning trading, wiping out early gains and dashing hopes of a sustained bounce.
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Japanese car sales fall sharply

Monday, March 2nd 2009, 13:20

Sales of new vehicles in Japan in February fall by almost a third, new figures reveal.
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Japan's industrial output plunges

Friday, February 27th 2009, 6:43

Japan's industrial production falls by a record 10% in January - the biggest monthly drop in more than 50 years.
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Banking group places $31bn bond order in error

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 11:22

A Japanese unit of banking group UBS says a computer error caused it to mistakenly place a $31bn bond order.
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Japan exports drop 46% in January

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 11:07

Japan's trade deficit hits a record as exports fall 45.7% in January compared with a year ago to hit a 10-year low.
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Japan carmakers' output plummets

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 9:24

Leading Japanese carmakers report a significant drop in their global output in January amid the downturn.
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Japan exports drop 45% to new low

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 3:32

Japan's exports fall more than 45% in January, compared to a year ago, to hit a new low, as the trade deficit soars.
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US and Japan make economy pledge

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 22:22
related places: Obama

US President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso agree to work together to fight protectionism.
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Japan to pay Afghan police salary

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 10:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Japan says it will pay the salaries of 80,000 Afghan police officers for six months as part of its drive to help regeneration.
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New game pokes fun at Japanese ex-minister who 'dozed off' at news briefing

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 10:39

A new game pokes fun at a former Japanese minister's sleepy behaviour at a recent news briefing.
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Tokyo flight turbulence hurts 47

Friday, February 20th 2009, 10:32
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila, Tokyo

Forty-seven people are injured as an airliner is hit by severe turbulence on a flight from Manila to Tokyo.
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Japan, Russia discuss islands row

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 9:28
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian and Japanese leaders meet on Sakhalin Island to discuss a decades-old territorial row, as an LNG plant opens.
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Resignation blow

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 6:56

Finance minister's 'drunk' exit hits Japan's leader hard
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Japan finance minister steps down

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 14:54

Japan's finance minister resigns amid claims he was drunk at a G7 meeting - a further blow to Prime Minister Taro Aso.
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Clinton issues warning on N Korea

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 10:44
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US secretary of state, on a trip to Japan, warns North Korea to end its "provocative language and actions".
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Japan's economy in quarterly dive

Monday, February 16th 2009, 7:09

Japan's economy contracted by 3.3% in the final quarter of 2008 - its worst showing since the oil crisis of the 1970s, figures show.
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Japanese ruling may split family

Friday, February 13th 2009, 9:02

Japan orders a Filipino couple to leave the country due to illegal entry - leaving behind their Japan-born daughter.
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Nissan to cut 20,000 global jobs

Monday, February 9th 2009, 15:00

Nissan is to cut 20,000 jobs worldwide as the Japanese carmaker says the global auto industry is in "turmoil".
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Great escape

Saturday, February 7th 2009, 12:54
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Wartime trek to freedom through southern China
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Activist ship and whalers collide

Friday, February 6th 2009, 5:19
related places: Tokyo

Anti-whaling activists' ship collides with a Japanese whaling ship in Antarctic waters, sparking protests from Tokyo.
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Chairman arrested in Japan 'scam'

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 9:45

Japanese police arrest the chairman of a bankrupt bedding company over alleged fraud reportedly worth $1.4bn.
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Panasonic set to cut 15,000 jobs

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 11:20

Japanese electronics group Panasonic is cutting 15,000 jobs and closing 27 plants worldwide in an attempt to reduce costs.
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Volcano erupts close to Tokyo

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 6:52
related places: Tokyo

Mount Asama volcano erupts, spewing ash over parts of the Japanese capital, Tokyo.
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Japan announces Asia aid package

Saturday, January 31st 2009, 12:01

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso announces a $17bn aid package to help Asian countries weather the economic downturn.
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Japan's NEC to lose 20,000 jobs

Friday, January 30th 2009, 21:56
related places: Hitachi

Japanese electronics giant NEC says it will be cutting 20,000 jobs worldwide by March 2010, as Hitachi loses up to 7,000.
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Big slump in Japan factory output

Friday, January 30th 2009, 9:34

Japan's industrial output declined 9.6% in December - the biggest fall since records began - as exports slumped.
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Strong yen hurts Japanese firms

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 9:45

Japanese electronics firms Sony, Toshiba, and Nintendo see their performance hit by the strength of the yen and the downturn.
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Four prisoners executed in Japan

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 3:15

Four death-row prisoners are hanged in Japan, the first executions to be carried out in the country this year.
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Nikkei jumps on government plan

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 11:13

Japanese shares rise after the government says it will use public funds to help companies struggling with the downturn.
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Australia denies whaling 'deal'

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 5:41
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Two Australian cabinet ministers reject reports of a possible compromise with Japan to allow some commercial whaling.
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Satellite begins climate mission

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 10:53

A Japanese spacecraft begins its mission to help scientists understand and monitor how the Earth's climate is changing.
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Japanese firms unveil net-hurling 'robocop'

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 18:51

Two Japanese companies unveil a security robot that can be commanded from a mobile phone to hurl a net over suspects.
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GM loses top sales spot to Toyota

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 15:25
related places: Toyota

General Motors is no longer the world's top-selling carmaker after it saw 2008 sales fall below those of Japanese rival Toyota.
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Japan's machinery orders plunge

Thursday, January 15th 2009, 9:38

Japanese machinery orders, a key indicator of corporate activity, saw their steepest monthly fall on record in November.
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Senior figure deserts Japan's LDP

Tuesday, January 13th 2009, 9:24

Former cabinet minister Yoshimi Watanabe leaves Japan's ruling party, in a fresh blow to embattled PM Taro Aso.
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Follow your nose: Japanese map descriptions of smells

Monday, January 12th 2009, 11:22

A Japanese website allows users to post descriptions of smells they have encountered on an interactive world map.
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Rent-a-friend in Japan

Monday, January 12th 2009, 8:46
related places: Tokyo

Be it a pet, friend or relative missing in your life, Duncan Bartlett discovers that money really can buy you love in Tokyo.
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Economy tops Seoul summit agenda

Monday, January 12th 2009, 6:36
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Japanese and South Korean presidents hold summit talks in Seoul, with global economic issues high on the list.
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'Unruly' tourists allowed back at Tokyo's famed fish market

Sunday, January 11th 2009, 12:22
related places: Tokyo

The world's largest fish market is reversing a month-old ban on tourists at its riotous early-morning auctions.
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Kawasaki pulls team out of MotoGP

Friday, January 9th 2009, 6:56
related places: Kawasaki

Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki pulls out of MotoGP to cut costs amid the global financial crisis.
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Japanese whaler reported missing

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 2:22

Rescuers hold out little hope of finding a Japanese sailor alive after he goes missing from a whaling ship in the Antarctic.
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Asian shares start 2009 strongly

Monday, January 5th 2009, 9:27

Stock markets in Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong have a strong start to 2009 on hopes of fresh stimulus packages.
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Tokyo shares end 2008 42% lower

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 15:27

Japan's stock market had its worst year on record in 2008, with the Nikkei share index losing 42% of its value.
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'Stink' attack on Japan's whalers

Saturday, December 27th 2008, 4:58

An anti-whaling group says it has thrown "stink" bombs at a Japanese whaling ship in the Antarctic.
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Japan's industrial output plunges

Friday, December 26th 2008, 5:51

Industrial output in Japan fell more than 8% in November, the biggest drop on record, government figures show.
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Japan PM rules out snap election

Wednesday, December 24th 2008, 5:40

Japan's prime minister rules out calling a snap general election, saying the focus needs to be on the beleaguered economy.
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Toyota braced for historic loss

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 15:45

Carmaker Toyota forecasts its first annual loss in 71 years, as Japan sees a record drop in exports.
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Live text - Premier League

Sunday, December 21st 2008, 12:30
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: Quito, Yokohama

Arsenal host leaders Liverpool, after West Brom snatch a last-gasp win over Man City and Newcastle edge past Tottenham.
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Japan backs further aid package

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 11:22

The Japanese cabinet approves a $54bn (£36bn) package of spending, to try to ease the recession.
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