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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: news

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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Japan awaits landmark poll result

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 11:01

Polls close in Japan's general election that looks set to end more than 50 years of almost unbroken rule by the LDP.
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Voters' views

Saturday, August 29th 2009, 8:19

Japanese voters discuss the issues important to them
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Japan jobless hits new high

Friday, August 28th 2009, 11:10

Japan's unemployment rate rose to a record 5.7% in July while consumer prices fell at a record pace, figures show.
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End of an era

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 16:47

What went wrong for Japan's once mighty ruling party?
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Japanese exports continue to fall

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 9:06

Japanese exports fell in July at a faster annual rate than June, raising fears the effects of global stimulus measures are declining.
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Japan PM in gaffe on poor couples

Monday, August 24th 2009, 15:18

With a general election looming, Japan's prime minister says cash-strapped young people should not get married.
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Encephalitis kills 200 in India

Monday, August 24th 2009, 5:41
related countries: India India

At least 200 children have been killed in an outbreak of Japanese encephalitis in northern India, health officials say.
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Australian surfers to aid Japan

Monday, August 24th 2009, 4:41
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian surf lifesavers travel to Japan to help reduce high rates of drowning deaths at beaches.
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Japanese women 'still not equal'

Friday, August 21st 2009, 8:20

A United Nations committee says Japan's measures to reduce discrimination against women are "insufficient".
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Censors reject 'sadistic' horror

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 13:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Japanese horror film is denied a certificate by the British Board of Film Classification due to its graphic torture scenes.
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Opera singer Behrens dies aged 72

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 10:41

Soprano Hildegard Behrens, known for her dramatic portrayals of Richard Wagner's heroines, dies in Japan.
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Sony cuts price of PS3 consoles

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 22:02

Electronics giant Sony announces it is cutting the price of its PlayStation 3 games console and introducing a slimmer model.
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Campaign change

Monday, August 17th 2009, 15:18

Japan's parties use a new and different style to woo voters
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Japan's economy leaves recession

Monday, August 17th 2009, 9:20

Japan follows Germany, France and Hong Kong out of recession by recording growth in the second quarter.
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Feeling down

Monday, August 17th 2009, 7:32

Japan exits recession amid little optimism
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Strong quakes rattle East Asia

Monday, August 17th 2009, 4:30
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, Taiwan Taiwan

Strong quakes hit Japan, Taiwan and Indonesia's Sumatra but no casualties are reported.
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Japanese ex-PMs visit war shrine

Saturday, August 15th 2009, 9:35

Two Japanese former prime ministers visit a controversial World War II shrine, as the current PM stays away.
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Strong quakes hit Japan and India

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 6:45
related countries: India India

An earthquake in Japan injures 43 people, while a separate quake in India's Andaman Islands prompts a tsunami warning.
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Pop star Sakai arrested in Tokyo

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 12:50
related places: Sakai, Tokyo

Japanese pop star Noriko Sakai, who disappeared on Monday, surrenders to Tokyo police and is arrested on drugs charges.
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Japan Airlines records $1bn loss

Friday, August 7th 2009, 6:29

Japan Airlines - the largest carrier in Asia - reports a $1bn loss in the three months to May, after ticket sales slumped.
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Japan's landmark jury trial ends

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 17:10

Japan's first jury trial for more than 60 years ends with a man in his 70s being sentenced to 15 years for murder.
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Japan relaunches trials by jury

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 10:24

Japan has opened its first jury trial since World War II, changing a legal system which has often been criticised as unfair.
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Safety fears spark Honda recall

Friday, July 31st 2009, 23:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Honda

Japanese carmaker Honda announces it is recalling 440,000 vehicles in the US due to an airbag defect.
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Japan jobless at six-year record

Friday, July 31st 2009, 6:31

Japan sees its unemployment reach a six-year high, at 5.4%, with job availability at a new low, in a further sign of the slowdown.
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