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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 expects slump in economy

Monday, April 27th 2009, 5:35

Japan says its economy is likely to shrink more than 3% this year despite huge stimulus spending, its worst slump since 1955.
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Japan expects slump in economy

Monday, April 27th 2009, 5:35

Japan says its economy is likely to shrink more than 3% this year despite huge stimulus spending, its worst slump since 1955.
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Rossi profits from rain in Japan

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 7:03

Qualifying for the Japanese MotoGP is washed out because of heavy rain, leaving Valentino Rossi on pole for Sunday's race after free practice.
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Naked Japanese singer apologises

Friday, April 24th 2009, 15:59

A Japanese singer who was arrested after being found drunk and naked in a park says sorry for his "shameful" conduct.
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China sets Japan summit despite row

Friday, April 24th 2009, 7:05
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China confirms the first official visit of Japanese PM to Beijing next week, despite criticism of his recent offering to a war shrine.
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Japan's MPs back anti-piracy bill

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 8:16

Japan's lower house approves a controversial bill to allow its naval ships to take a bigger role in fighting pirates.
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Japan reports rare trade deficit

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 4:18

Japan reports its first annual trade deficit in 28 years, following a sharp drop in exports amid the global economic downturn.
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Pirates free Filipinos after five months

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 16:23
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates free a ship and its crew of 23 Filipinos after holding them for five months, but it is not known if a ransom was paid.
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Japan 'curry killer' loses appeal

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 11:13

A Japanese woman who killed four people by serving them arsenic-laced curry loses her appeal against a death sentence.
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Blossom amid the gloom for Japan

Saturday, April 18th 2009, 11:20

As Japan celebrates the cherry blossom season, the country is experiencing its worst economic crisis since World War Two.
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Donors pledge $5bn for Pakistan

Friday, April 17th 2009, 12:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Tokyo

International donors pledge more than $5bn to Pakistan to support its economy and fight off Islamic extremism.
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Friday, April 17th 2009, 8:09

Japanese electronics giant Toshiba is to cut a further 3,900 temporary jobs to cope with the global downturn.
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Japan PM pledges $1bn to Pakistan

Thursday, April 16th 2009, 12:49
related places: Tokyo

Japan's PM promises up to $1bn in aid for Pakistan on the eve of a donor meeting in Tokyo.
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UN sent N Korea firm 'blacklist'

Thursday, April 16th 2009, 3:54
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US and Japan inform the UN of North Korean companies they say support the country's weapons programme.
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Girl chooses Japan over parents

Tuesday, April 14th 2009, 10:41
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A 13-year-old girl whose parents are being deported to the Philippines decides to stay in Japan with her aunt.
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Activists thwart Japan whale hunt

Monday, April 13th 2009, 15:39

Japan's annual whale-hunting season falls short of its target catch due to disruptions by anti-whaling activists, officials say.
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In pictures

Friday, April 10th 2009, 16:20

Japan royal couple mark 50th wedding anniversary
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Japan PM unveils $150bn stimulus

Friday, April 10th 2009, 9:14

Japan's prime minister formally unveils a record $150bn (£105bn) stimulus package to revive the country's ailing economy.
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Japan renews N Korea sanctions

Friday, April 10th 2009, 2:52
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Japan's government decides to extend and tighten its sanctions against North Korea after its recent rocket launch.
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Live text - The Masters

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 21:20

Chad Campbell leads the Masters after a first-round 65, while Tiger Woods cards a 70 at Augusta.
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Japan in 10 trillion yen stimulus

Monday, April 6th 2009, 11:47

The Japanese government announces another major stimulus plan as it tackles its worst recession since World War II.
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Defiant N Korea launches rocket

Sunday, April 5th 2009, 10:09
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea goes ahead with a rocket launch, a move condemned by its neighbours and major global powers.
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Recession stories

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 17:33

People in Japan on living in hard economic times
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UN sanctions sought on N Korea

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 5:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

Japan, South Korea and the US garner support for UN sanctions if North Korea launches a missile, as reports suggest it is ready to do.
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Japan's business confidence drops

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 2:54

Business confidence in Japan is now at a record low as the global financial crisis continues to hit the country hard.
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Japan's unemployment rate higher

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 8:22

Japan's unemployment rate rises to 4.4% as companies cut jobs to survive the global downturn amid falling demand.
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No end to Japan's industry woes

Monday, March 30th 2009, 6:17

Japan's manufacturing output falls for the fifth straight month, but rebounds from January's record plunge, figures show.
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Japan to 'destroy' N Korea rocket

Friday, March 27th 2009, 7:24
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Japan says it will intercept and destroy any parts of a North Korean rocket that might fall on its territory.
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Japanese diplomat may head IAEA

Thursday, March 26th 2009, 14:29

The board of the UN nuclear watchdog fails to elect a successor to Mohammed ElBaradei and will begin voting again on Friday.
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N Korea 'places missile on pad'

Thursday, March 26th 2009, 5:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

North Korea places what is thought to be a long-range missile on a launch pad, Japanese and US officials say.
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The Japanese man who survived two atomic bombs

Wednesday, March 25th 2009, 14:30
related places: Hiroshima, Nagasaki

Japan certifies a man aged 93 as the only known survivor of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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Japan's February exports halved

Wednesday, March 25th 2009, 8:12

Japan's exports see a record plunge in February, falling by nearly half compared with a year earlier, the finance ministry says.
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Japan's Ozawa stays amid scandal

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 14:33

Japan's opposition leader says he will not resign despite a close aide being charged in connection with a fundraising scandal.
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Deflation drag

Monday, March 23rd 2009, 23:26

How falling prices devastated Japan's economy
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Fiery Tokyo plane crash kills two

Monday, March 23rd 2009, 6:41
related places: Tokyo

A cargo plane bounces on the runway and bursts into flames as it lands near Tokyo, killing the two people onboard.
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Murdered Briton's family in Japan

Monday, March 23rd 2009, 1:33

The family of murdered teacher Lindsay Ann Hawker return to Japan on the second anniversary of her death.
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Matt Frei diary

Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 22:51

How Japan is coping with the global recession
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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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