loading

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.

World news related to Japan – overview

Japan: news

Gates on N Korea: Get 'serious'

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 8:23
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates, speaking in Japan, tells North Korea it is time to show concrete evidence that it is committed to talks.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan PM's wife 'would not marry her husband again'

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 4:50

The Japanese prime minister's wife, Nobuko Kan, says she would choose someone quite different in another life.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan in pledge to buy euro bonds

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 8:38
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Japan says it will buy bonds from a eurozone rescue fund which will help pay for the Irish Republic's bail-out.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Toyota expands Prius car brand

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 8:30
related places: Toyota

The Japanese carmaker Toyota is adding new models under its Prius petrol-electric hybrid label.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Elderly Japanese shoplifting on rise

Monday, January 10th 2011, 22:29

Japanese authorities are worried about increasing levels of criminal activity among one age group in particular - the elderly.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan tuna sale sets record

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 15:58
related places: Tokyo

The first auction of the year at a Tokyo fish market sees a blue fin tuna sell for nearly $400,000.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Blue fin tuna fetches record price at Tokyo's fish auction

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 5:33
related places: Tokyo

A new record is set for the sale of a blue fin tuna in a new year auction at Tokyo's fish market.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japanese factory output expands

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 9:34

Japanese industrial production rose for the first time in six months in November, helped by government assistance programmes.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan agrees record draft budget

Friday, December 24th 2010, 11:08

Japan approves a record 92.4 trillion yen of spending for the next financial year as it grapples with its battered finances.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Standing out

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 8:17

Japanese adverts go hi-tech
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan's export growth accelerates

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 7:18

Japanese export growth expands for the first time in nine months in November but the government forecasts slower economic growth
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan quake hits Pacific islands

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 19:50
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean, United States United States

A 7.4-magnitude earthquake strikes in the Pacific Ocean off southern Japan, sparking a temporary local tsunami warning.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Bank of Japan keeps rates on hold

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 9:18

Japan keeps its key interest rate at between zero and 0.1% as policymakers try to bolster the country's fragile economic recovery.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japanese pop band boost onion sales

Monday, December 20th 2010, 10:29

Japanese farmers are turning to all-female pop bands to help them boost sales of their products.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan warning over China military

Friday, December 17th 2010, 12:16
related countries: China China

Japan has unveiled sweeping changes to its national defence polices, boosting its southern forces in response to neighbouring China's military rise.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan warning over China military

Friday, December 17th 2010, 11:50
related countries: China China

Japan makes sweeping changes to its national defence policies, boosting forces to counter the rise of China and the threat of North Korea.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

A German Christmas market - in Japan

Friday, December 17th 2010, 7:20
related countries: Germany Germany

Japan is marking 150 years of friendship with Germany by hosting a traditional Christmas market.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japanese knife attack injures 13

Friday, December 17th 2010, 5:15

Japanese police arrest a man after a knife attack outside a train station that left at least 13 people injured.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Tokyo passes manga restrictions

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 12:54
related places: Tokyo

Tokyo bans the sale and lease of anime films and manga comics depicting rape, incest and other sex crimes to under-18s.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan business confidence falls

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 7:20

Confidence among Japanese companies has fallen for the first time in almost two years, the influential tankan survey suggests.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan's leader in Iwo Jima pledge

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 12:12

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan visits Iwo Jima, the World War II Pacific battlefield where thousands died, and promises to bring soldiers' remains home.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mitsubishi and Nissan boost ties

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 7:36

Carmakers Nissan and Mitsubishi say they will increase levels of co-operation between the two firms in Japan and the Middle East.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US and Japanese warships in exercises

Monday, December 13th 2010, 7:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

Warships from America and Japan complete their biggest ever joint exercises as tensions remain high in East Asia.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan targeted on climate stance

Friday, December 10th 2010, 6:32
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Cancun

Countries at the UN climate summit in Cancun, Mexico, launch a diplomatic assault on Japan in an effort to soften its resistance to the Kyoto Protocol.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan economic growth revised up

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 11:55

Japan's economy expanded faster than initially thought between July and September thanks to higher corporate spending, figures show.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan actor in bar fight scandal

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 4:44

Japanese police are investigating a nightclub scuffle involving Ebizo Ichikawa, scion of the country's longest-lasting kabuki acting dynasty.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia jets halt US-Japan drills

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 15:57
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Japanese officials say they had to abandon military drills with the US this week because Russian jets flew nearby, though Moscow denies any wrongdoing.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan waits on Venus spacecraft

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 13:24

Japan's space agency is working to establish the status of its Akatsuki mission, which is trying to enter orbit around Venus.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japanese stores to pull Nazi costume

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 8:22
related countries: United States United States

A Japanese discount chain says it will remove a Nazi costume from its shelves after a complaint from a Jewish group in the US.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

N Korean behaviour 'must change'

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 0:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Washington

The US reiterates its demand for North Korea to cease its "provocative behaviour" before talks on Pyongyang's nuclear programme can resume.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'A robot is like a friend' in Japan

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 1:32

Japan is pioneering robot technology to help make everyday life easier for people with disabilities, including a robot guide for the blind, and robotic legs which can help disabled people stand up and walk.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US-Japan military exercises begin

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 5:29
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: North

Japan and the US begin their biggest ever joint military exercises, amid growing tension between North and South Korea.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Qatar's winning World Cup bid

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 5:11
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Qatar Qatar, United States United States

Thousands celebrated in the streets of Qatar after it defeated bids from South Korea, Japan, Australia and the United States to host the World Cup in 2022.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japanese export orders contract

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 13:25

Japanese manufacturing activity shrank for a third consecutive month in November as a strong yen hit exports.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

French wine maker is Manga hero

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 6:38
related countries: France France

A French wine maker has found himself the hero of Japanese manga comic strips and is now a cult figure in Japan.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Okinawa leader Nakaima re-elected

Monday, November 29th 2010, 7:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

Re-elected Okinawa governor Hirokazu Nakaima vows to respect voters' wishes on a controversial US military base relocation plan.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Base issue dominates Okinawa poll

Saturday, November 27th 2010, 23:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

Voters in Japan's Okinawa are to elect a governor in a poll closely linked to the future of a controversial US military base relocation plan.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan passes new stimulus package

Friday, November 26th 2010, 14:32

Japan's parliament passes a stimulus package worth about $61bn, designed to kick start the country's fragile economic recovery.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan export growth slows again

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 8:40

Japan's export growth slowed in October, figures show, raising further questions about the strength of the country's recovery.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

China rare earth exports resume

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 8:12
related countries: China China

China begins exporting rare earths to Japan after a two-month suspension following a territorial row.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Chihuahua set to join Japan police

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 10:05

A Chihuahua named Momo (Peach) has passed the exam to become a dog in the police force in western Japan, in what seems to be a first.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan minister quits over gaffe

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 2:40

Japan's Justice Minister Minoru Yanagida resigns after causing outrage for joking about how easy his job was.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan police boasts new mini dog

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 0:21

A Chihuahua dog named Momo (Peach) is set to join the police force in western Japan after passing a search-and-rescue test.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

China rare earth sale 'to resume'

Friday, November 19th 2010, 8:00
related countries: China China

China's exports to Japan of rare earths could resume next week, according to the Japanese trade minister.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Outrage over Japan justice gaffe

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 11:54

Japan's justice minister is facing calls for his resignation after he was quoted as saying his job was easy and he had no idea why he had got it.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Whaling hit 'fault of both sides'

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 8:25
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica, New Zealand New Zealand

A collision between a Japanese whaling vessel and a high-tech protest boat off Antarctica was the fault of both captains, New Zealand investigators rule.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Top gangster' arrested in Japan

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 7:22
related places: Yamaguchi

Police in Japan arrest a man alleged to be second in command of Japan's biggest yakuza crime syndicate, the Yamaguchi-gumi.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Asteroid dust picked up by probe

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 9:22

A deep-space probe that returned to earth in June managed to bring back dust from an asteroid, Japanese scientists confirm.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan economy in surprise growth

Monday, November 15th 2010, 7:28

Japan's economy expanded faster than expected between July and September, but much of the growth was due to one-off factors, figures show.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Apec leaders back free-trade area

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 5:14
related places: Yokohama

Leaders of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Co-operation forum pledge to move towards a regional free trade area at a summit in Yokohama, Japan.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Obama warning over Asian exports

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 15:14
related places: Yokohama

US President Barack Obama says no nation should rely on exports to the United States for growth, as Apec leaders meet in Japan.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Nobel laureates make nuclear call

Friday, November 12th 2010, 7:37
related places: Hiroshima

Past winners of the Nobel Peace Prize meet in Japan's Hiroshima city to call for nuclear disarmament, and the release of jailed laureates like Liu Xiaobo.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Robot actor in Japan stage debut

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 9:52

A life-like robot called Geminoid F has taken to the stage in Japan, but will it take over from the real thing?
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan official admits video leak

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 11:05
related countries: China China

A Japanese coastguard official admits leaking a video of a collision between a Japanese patrol boat and Chinese trawler in the East China Sea.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Invent and recycle

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 1:07
related countries: China China

Japan seeks new options on Chinese rare earths
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan leak probe gets under way

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 12:15
related countries: China China

Japanese prosecutors begin an investigation into the leak of footage showing a collision between Chinese and Japanese ships near disputed islands that sparked a bitter diplomatic row.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Vodafone reveals Japan withdrawal

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 11:50

Mobile phone operator Vodafone reveals a £3.1bn sale of its Japan assets and ups its full-year operating profit forecast.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Falling behind

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 17:43

Why has Japan's domination of gaming industry ended?
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Sea of troubles

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 17:46
related countries: China China

The island disputes of China, Russia and Japan
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan anti-terrorism data leaked

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 9:35

Police in Japan are investigating how highly sensitive documents relating to anti-terrorism investigations were leaked online, Japanese media say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Medvedev 'plans new Kuril visit'

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 14:00
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is said to be planning to visit more of the disputed Kuril Islands, despite growing anger from Japan.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

China rejects US mediation in row

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 9:20
related countries: China China, United States United States

China rejects an offer from the US to host three-way talks with Japan over the future of a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Medvedev visit stokes Japan row

Monday, November 1st 2010, 18:14
related countries: Russia Russia

Dmitry Medvedev has paid the first visit by a Russian president to the disputed Kuril Islands, sparking a diplomatic row with Japan.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Medvedev visit stokes Japan row

Monday, November 1st 2010, 11:14
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean, Russia Russia

Dmitry Medvedev makes the first visit by a Russian leader to the disputed Kuril Islands - triggering a diplomatic protest from Japan.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Israeli film wins Tokyo prize

Monday, November 1st 2010, 10:05
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tokyo

Israeli director Nir Bergman picks up the top prize at the Tokyo Film Festival for the second time.
Read the full article » | View on the map »


This content is from the BBC News website. Date and time information is related to GMT.




Maplandia.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Google.