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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 'ends Iraq supply mission'

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 3:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Japan will end a military mission flying goods and personnel into Iraq in support of the US-led coalition.
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Powerful earthquakes strike Asia

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 2:13
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Two powerful earthquakes hit Indonesia's Moluccas islands and Hokkaido in northern Japan, but there are no reports of injuries.
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Powerful earthquakes strike Asia

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 2:13
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Two powerful earthquakes hit Indonesia's Moluccas islands and Hokkaido in northern Japan, but there are no reports of injuries.
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Japan PM hopefuls poised for race

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 22:59

The race to succeed resigned Japanese PM Yasuo Fukuda begins on Wednesday, after his shock resignation last week.
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Global stock markets still jumpy

Friday, September 5th 2008, 9:09

Fears about a global economic slowdown continue to weigh on stock markets, with Japan's main share index falling nearly 3%.
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Japanese leadership race hots up

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 9:44

Three ruling party lawmakers indicate they could challenge front-runner Taro Aso to replace Japanese PM Yasuo Fukuda.
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Drugs scandal hits sumo wrestlers

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 9:28

Japan's ancient sport is shaken after two wrestlers test positive for marijuana and another is arrested.
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Japan's Aso 'ready for PM role'

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 14:53
related places: Aso

Taro Aso emerges as the early front-runner to replace Japanese PM Yasuo Fukuda, following his shock resignation.
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Japan PM in surprise resignation

Monday, September 1st 2008, 14:07

Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda announces he is quitting the post, less than a year after he took office.
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Japan unveils economic boost plan

Friday, August 29th 2008, 10:53

Japan unveils a stimulus package worth 11.7 trillion yen to boost the country's flagging economy and stave off recession.
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Aid worker killed in Afghanistan

Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 13:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A Japanese aid worker abducted in Afghanistan earlier this week is found dead, Afghan officials say.
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Aid worker killed in Afghanistan

Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 13:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A Japanese aid worker abducted in Afghanistan earlier this week is found dead, Afghan officials say.
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Tax row hits Japan economy deal

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 10:24

Japanese plans to introduce an economic assistance package are being hit by a political row over income tax.
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Stem cells 'created from teeth'

Friday, August 22nd 2008, 10:45

Japanese scientists say they have created human stem cells from tissue taken from discarded wisdom teeth.
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Japan surplus down as US weakens

Thursday, August 21st 2008, 7:29
related countries: United States United States

Japan's trade surplus shrank by more than expected in July, as a result of weaker US demand and an increase in oil imports.
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Whale wars

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 16:38

Japan ups stakes in battle on anti-whaling activists
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Bustos puts US into Beijing final

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 5:00
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

Crystl Bustos hits a three-run homer in the ninth inning as the United States beat Japan 4-1 to reach the final of the Olympic softball tournament.
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Japan's PM stays away from shrine

Friday, August 15th 2008, 7:42

PM Fukuda keeps to a promise not to visit a controversial shrine on the anniversary of Japan's defeat in WWII.
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Japanese satellite rides skyward

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 22:18
related countries: France France, French Guiana French Guiana

The first home-designed and built telecoms satellite for Japan goes safely into orbit from a launch pad in French Guiana.
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New inquiry into Japan abductees

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 7:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Japan and North Korea agree to a new inquiry into the abduction of Japanese citizens in the 1970s and 1980s, reports say.
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Contraction in Japanese economy

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 6:33

The Japanese economy contracted by 0.6% between April and June, prompting fears it is sliding towards recession.
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China capture team gymnastic gold

Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 5:02
related countries: China China, United States United States

China's men deliver a stunning performance to claim the team gymnastics title ahead of Japan and the United States.
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Kitajima takes breaststroke gold

Monday, August 11th 2008, 2:58

Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima wins gold in the men's 100m breaststroke, smashing the world record.
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Wednesday, August 6th 2008, 7:31
related countries: India India

The future of a Japanese baby born to a surrogate Indian mother is uncertain after her parents divorce.
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Sewage surge hits Tokyo workers

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 9:28
related places: Tokyo

A Tokyo worker is killed and four are reported missing after being struck by sewage surging through a drain.
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Japanese lawmaker in 'Nazi' gaffe

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 6:50

Taro Aso, the man who could be Japan's next prime minister, reportedly likens the opposition to the Nazis.
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Fukuda's rival rises in reshuffle

Friday, August 1st 2008, 13:17

Japanese PM Yasuo Fukuda promotes a key rival and replaces other ministers in a bid to shore up his government.
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Tuna fishing suspended in Japan

Friday, August 1st 2008, 11:24

Tuna fishermen from Japan's largest co-operative have suspended operations temporarily in a bid to replenish stocks.
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Japan raid over 'nuclear exports'

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 10:58

Japanese police raid a company suspected of illegally exporting machinery that could be used to make nuclear weapons.
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Japan's industrial output slides

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 10:37

Japan's industrial output falls more than expected as the IMF predicts the economy will slow.
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Cycling cash linked to Olympics

Sunday, July 27th 2008, 23:16

A BBC investigation raises concerns that a Japanese cycling event may have bought its way into the Olympic Games.
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Livedoor's Horie's appeal fails

Friday, July 25th 2008, 9:26

Japanese internet entrepreneur Takafumi Horie's appeal against his securities fraud conviction is struck down.
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Japan recovers from strong quake

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 9:30

Residents in northern Japan are clearing up after a strong - but luckily deep - earthquake struck early on Thursday.
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Cold cash: Moscow tops list of world's priciest cities

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 8:06
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Moscow, Tokyo

Moscow tops the league of the most expensive cities to live in for expatriates, followed by Tokyo and London.
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Powerful quake hits north Japan

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 21:44

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.8 hits northern Japan, causing injuries, power cuts and landslides.
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Earthquake hits off Japan's coast

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 3:51

A powerful quake off the eastern coast of Japan sparks a tsunami warning for two prefectures, but no immediate reports of damage.
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Japanese condoms become unlikely victim of territorial dispute

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 9:05
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Ads for Japanese condoms are removed from Korean subway trains amid a bilateral territorial dispute.
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Japan fishermen strike over fuel

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 9:23

Fishermen across Japan mount a rare one-day strike to protest against rising fuel costs.
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Japan keeps interest rate on hold

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 6:35

Japan holds interest rates at 0.5% amid concerns about inflation and signs of an economic slowdown.
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South Korea to recall Japan envoy

Monday, July 14th 2008, 9:56
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea says it will recall its ambassador to Japan amid a new flare-up of tensions over disputed islands.
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End results

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 14:08

How much was achieved at Japan G8 summit?
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Summit hotel to bury G8 artefacts in time capsule for 100 years

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 11:06

The hotel hosting the G8 summit in Japan is to bury a time capsule containing dozens of documents and photographs relating to meeting.
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Summit ends with climate 'vision'

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 10:58

G8 leaders meeting in Japan proclaim a "shared vision" on greenhouse gases, but fail to get poor nations to agree to cuts.
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Summit approves climate 'vision'

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 7:17

The G8 and leaders from eight emerging nations agree a "shared vision" on climate change - but fail to agree on specifics.
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G8 aims to halve greenhouse gases

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 12:35

World leaders at the G8 summit aim to set a target to halve carbon emissions by 2050 in an effort to tackle global warming.
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Africans reject Mugabe sanctions

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 10:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

African leaders meeting in Japan say they oppose a push by the US and UK to impose UN sanctions on Zimbabwe.
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Climate focus for G8 summit talks

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 4:16

World leaders are focusing on climate change and the global economy at the second day of a key meeting in Japan.
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Rising costs dominate G8 talks

Monday, July 7th 2008, 10:50

World leaders are starting a key summit in Japan that is expected to focus on soaring global food and fuel prices.
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Indian PM leaves for G8 in Japan

Monday, July 7th 2008, 7:12
related countries: India India

Indian PM Manmohan Singh leaves for the G8 summit where he is expected to discuss the civilian nuclear deal with the President Bush.
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Economy looms as key issue for G8

Monday, July 7th 2008, 0:20

World leaders prepare to start a key summit in Japan expected to focus on soaring global food and fuel prices.
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Bush 'concern' at N Korea issues

Sunday, July 6th 2008, 10:18
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

US leader George Bush says there is still concern over North Korea's alleged uranium enrichment, as G8 leaders gather in Japan.
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Protests ahead of Japan G8 summit

Saturday, July 5th 2008, 6:07

Protests begin on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido ahead of Monday's summit of the G8 nations.
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US slowdown cuts Japan surplus

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 6:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

Japan's trade surplus falls for a third consecutive month in May because of high oil prices and lower US demand.
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Africa fish fall blamed on Japan

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 11:56

Conservation groups and a top fisheries scientist accuse Japan of damaging the fisheries interests of poorer countries.
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Japan warship begins China visit

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 10:28
related countries: China China

A Japanese warship arrives in southern China for a five-day port call, the first such visit since World War II.
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Elderly suicides surge in Japan

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 10:24

The number of elderly people who killed themselves in Japan rose sharply in 2007, government figures show.
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China and Japan strike gas deal

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 11:20
related countries: China China

China and Japan reach an agreement in a long-running dispute over a gas field in the East China Sea.
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Lasting legacy

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 23:18
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian-Japanese mark 100 years of immigration
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