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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 carmakers slash production

Friday, November 21st 2008, 13:25
related places: Honda, Toyota

Leading Japanese auto manufacturers Honda and Toyota cut production and staff as they try to respond to falling sales.
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Ministry murder mystery in Japan

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 5:34

Security is stepped up at homes of Japanese health officials after two people linked to the ministry are killed and a third is knifed.
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Japan approves whalemeat import

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 13:40
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Norway Norway

The Japanese government issues a licence for importation of a consignment of whalemeat from Iceland and Norway.
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Ford set to sell 20% Mazda stake

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 9:24
related countries: United States United States

Troubled US carmaker Ford Motor is selling a 20% stake in Japan's carmaker Mazda Motor, the Japanese company has said.
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Indian ship crew in 'safe waters'

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 4:41
related countries: India India, Somalia Somalia

The mainly Indian crew of a Japanese ship, released by Somali pirates, enter safe water on their way back home.
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Whalers slip out of Japanese port

Monday, November 17th 2008, 12:58

Japan's factory whaling ship reportedly leaves port without fanfare on a seasonal hunt, following protests last year.
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Japanese economy now in recession

Monday, November 17th 2008, 7:57

Japan's economy falls into its first recession since 2001 after shrinking by 0.1% in the July to September quarter.
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Slot machine game features mug-shots of Japan's most wanted

Friday, November 14th 2008, 18:29

A Japanese company launches an online slot machine game featuring the mug-shots of the country's most wanted.
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Japan's pacifism 'needs revision'

Tuesday, November 11th 2008, 10:30

A controversial former air force commander in Japan says the country's pacifist constitution should be revised.
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New hopes for Japan missing

Monday, November 10th 2008, 10:44
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Japan's government is investigating reports that a woman missing for 30 years may be alive in North Korea.
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Japan's Daiichi in Ranbaxy deal

Friday, November 7th 2008, 12:56
related countries: India India

Leading Japanese pharmaceutical firm Daiichi Sankyo completes its $4.2bn (£2.6bn) takeover of the Indian drugs firm Ranbaxy.
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Asian markets see mixed trading

Friday, November 7th 2008, 10:06

Some stock markets in Asia recover from earlier falls, but Japan's Nikkei index closes down 3.6%.
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Toyota slashes profits forecast

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 11:03
related places: Toyota

Japanese car firm Toyota shocks analysts by announcing a 69% fall in quarterly profits and its 2008 profit forecast.
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Scientists clone from frozen mice

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 2:46

Japanese scientists manage to create clones from the bodies of mice which have been frozen for 16 years.
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Japan air force chief faces sack

Friday, October 31st 2008, 15:48

The head of Japan's air force is to be sacked after saying the country was not an aggressor in World War II, officials say.
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Bank of Japan makes rare rate cut

Friday, October 31st 2008, 7:02

The Bank of Japan cuts its main interest rate from 0.5% to 0.3% - its first reduction for seven years, but shares still fall.
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Bank of Japan makes rare rate cut

Friday, October 31st 2008, 6:00

The Bank of Japan cuts its main interest rate from 0.5% to 0.3% - its first reduction for seven years.
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Japan unveils new stimulus plan

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 10:35

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso unveils the country's second economic stimulus package in as many months.
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Japan index sees stocks rebound

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 6:54
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Japan's Nikkei closes 7.74% higher in the wake of a surge on Wall Street and ahead of an expected US rate cut.
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Global shares recover lost ground

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 11:58

European stock markets rise, regaining some of the ground lost recent days, following strong gains in Asia.
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Japan stocks rise in late rally

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 11:20

Japan's Nikkei rallies after dropping below 7,000 for the first time in 26 years, following more volatile trading.
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North Korean leader 'in hospital'

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 9:49
related countries: North Korea North Korea

N Korean leader Kim Jong-il is probably still in hospital, but capable of making decisions, Japan's PM Taro Aso says.
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Japan hangs two more on death row

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 5:36

Two convicted murderers are hanged in Japan despite criticisms of the country's stepped-up pace of executions.
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Shares fall in volatile trading

Monday, October 27th 2008, 22:37
related places: Tokyo

Stock markets around the world have been hit again as fears of a protracted economic slowdown continue.
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Asian stock markets tumble again

Monday, October 27th 2008, 9:18
related places: Tokyo

Asian shares fall again at the start of the week with Tokyo's Nikkei index closing at its lowest level for 26 years.
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Soaring Japanese yen unsettles G7

Monday, October 27th 2008, 4:49

G7 states express concern at the "excessive volatility" in the exchange rate of Japan's currency, the yen.
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Japan recalls noodles over scare

Saturday, October 25th 2008, 9:12

Two large Japanese food manufacturers have found insecticide in their instant noodles, triggering a food scare.
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Recession fears hit Asian markets

Friday, October 24th 2008, 10:57
related countries: South Korea South Korea

India's Sensex falls more than 10% in another bad day for shares in Asia, with Japan's Nikkei sinking to a five-year low.
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Virtual murder of 'husband' leads to real-life jail for Japan woman

Friday, October 24th 2008, 7:02

Japanese police arrest a woman who allegedly illegally accessed computer data to kill off her virtual husband in an online game.
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South Korea tops Asian share fall

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 10:08
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The South Korean and other Asian stock markets slide further as fears of a global recession continue to rattle investors.
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Comic 'inspired' Kercher murder

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 8:53
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Japanese vampire comic inspired a suspect in the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher, an Italian prosecutor says.
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N Korea wants Japan out of talks

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 4:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea

N Korea suggests Japan is removed from six-party talks on its nuclear facilities, accusing it of obstructing the process.
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Japan backs Afghan naval mission

Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 7:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Japan's lower house of parliament votes to extend a controversial naval mission backing US operations in Afghanistan.
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Shares plummet on Asian markets

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 12:41
related countries: United States United States

Asian stock markets plunge on fears of a global recession with Tokyo's Nikkei index down by more than 11%.
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Recession fears hit Wall Street

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 22:27

Stocks markets in Europe and Asia power ahead, as investors welcome government action to shore up banks.
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Asian stocks repeat US successes

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 6:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tokyo, New York

Tokyo's Nikkei index jumps a record 14%, as confidence starts to return to financial markets.
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Alonso wins as title duo collide

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 9:07
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Fernando Alonso wins in Japan as Felipe Massa cuts Lewis Hamilton's lead to five points after a clash between the title rivals.
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Japan objects to US N Korea move

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 6:35
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Washington

Japan criticises as "regrettable" Washington's decision to remove North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.
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Live text - Japanese Grand Prix

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 3:51
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Fuji

Fernando Alonso leads the Japanese Grand Prix after title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa fight back from penalties.
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Hamilton snatches pole in Japan

Saturday, October 11th 2008, 6:07
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Fuji

Lewis Hamilton secures pole position for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix in Fuji with title rival Felipe Massa back in fifth.
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Live text - Japan GP qualifying

Saturday, October 11th 2008, 4:32
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Fuji

Lewis Hamilton aims to extend his championship lead as he vies for pole at the Japanese Grand Prix in Fuji.
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Global stocks sell-off continues

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 11:00

European stock markets fall sharply after steep declines in Asia amid fears of a prolonged global economic downturn.
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'Glowing' jellyfish grabs Nobel

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 10:58

A clever trick borrowed from jellyfish earns two Americans and one Japanese scientist a share of the chemistry Nobel Prize.
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Prince Charles to visit Japan

Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 18:24
related countries: Brunei Brunei, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are to tour Japan and Brunei to highlight the countries' trade links with Britain, Clarence House says.
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On the edge

Monday, October 6th 2008, 1:10

Japan downturn stirs fears of new wave of suicides
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Japan video store fire kills 15

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 4:57
related places: Osaka

Fifteen people are killed and 10 more hurt as a blaze rips through a video rental shop in the western Japanese city of Osaka.
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Japan agrees funding and tax cuts

Monday, September 29th 2008, 6:59

Japan's cabinet agrees new funding to stimulate the economy, and Prime Minister Taro Aso also offers tax cuts.
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New Japanese minister steps down

Sunday, September 28th 2008, 8:19

Japan's Transport Minister Nariaki Nakayama resigns just four days after taking the job, dealing a blow to the new administration.
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Rossi roars to sixth world title

Sunday, September 28th 2008, 5:46
related places: Motegi

Valentino Rossi is MotoGP champion again after winning in Japan.
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Japan's political revolving door

Saturday, September 27th 2008, 11:14

Chris Hogg reflects on the fickle nature of Japanese politics.
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Airbags for the elderly unveiled in Japan

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 15:55

A "people's airbag" invented in Japan promises to protect older people from injury if they fall - but only if they fall backwards.
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Taro Aso confirmed as Japan's PM

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 9:24

Taro Aso is confirmed as Japan's new PM, but by a divided parliament, reflecting the scale of the political challenge he faces.
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Morgan Stanley sells stake to Mitsubishi

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 17:14
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Japanese banking giant Mitsubishi UFJ is to buy a stake in troubled Wall Street rival Morgan Stanley.
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Nomura buys Lehman's Asian unit

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 15:04
related places: Nomura

Japanese bank Nomura confirms it will buy the Asia-Pacific arm of Lehman Brothers.
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Morgan Stanley sells stake to Mitsubishi

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 12:54
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Japanese banking giant Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group says it will buy a stake in troubled Wall Street rival Morgan Stanley.
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Aso picked to become new Japan PM

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 9:58

Japan's ruling LDP selects a bluff conservative, Taro Aso, as party leader, making him almost certain to be the country's next PM.
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Generation game

Sunday, September 21st 2008, 0:49

Japan's voters want say on next prime minister
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Japan minister quits in rice row

Friday, September 19th 2008, 4:08

Japan's farm minister, Seiichi Ota, resigns over revelations about tainted rice that entered into the food chain.
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US stocks surge on rescue report

Friday, September 19th 2008, 0:14

Leading Wall St shares surge amid reports the US government may announce a new plan to tackle the global financial crisis.
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