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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 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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Japan centenarians jump to record high

Friday, September 12th 2008, 11:21

The number of Japanese living over 100 has reached more than 36,000 - breaking new records.
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Japan's economy sees a sharp fall

Friday, September 12th 2008, 5:46

Japan's economic output records its sharpest quarterly fall in almost seven years, apparently falling into recession.
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Japan executes three on death row

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 4:07

Japan has executed three convicted murderers, all in their 60s, the Justice Ministry said on Thursday.
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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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