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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.

World news related to Japan – overview

Japan: news

Woman driver makes racing history

Sunday, April 20th 2008, 10:31

Danica Patrick becomes the first female winner in IndyCar history after claiming the Indy Japan 300 race in Japan on Sunday.
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Japan temple rejects torch relay

Friday, April 18th 2008, 7:17

A Buddhist temple says it will not act as the starting point for the Japanese leg of the Olympic torch relay.
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Japan Airlines admits cargo fix

Thursday, April 17th 2008, 11:16
related countries: United States United States

Japan Airlines is fined $110m after admitting it helped to fix the price of cargo shipments between Japan and the US.
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Japan vaccinates bird flu workers

Wednesday, April 16th 2008, 9:31

Japan is to become the first country to vaccinate thousands of health workers against bird flu.
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Japan fleet misses whaling target

Monday, April 14th 2008, 10:56

Action by protesters has prevented the Japanese whaling fleet from meeting its quota, Japanese officials say.
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Japan renews N Korea sanctions

Friday, April 11th 2008, 4:16
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Japan extends sanctions against North Korea, citing a lack of progress on the nuclear and abduction issues.
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Four prisoners executed in Japan

Thursday, April 10th 2008, 5:31

Four death row prisoners are hanged in Japan, two months after the last round of executions.
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Japan approves new bank boss

Wednesday, April 9th 2008, 5:54

Japanese parliamentarians back Masaaki Shirakawa as head of the central bank after rejecting two other hopefuls.
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Japan nominates bank governor

Monday, April 7th 2008, 9:53

Japan's government finds a candidate to be the Bank of Japan governor after weeks of political stalemate.
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US apologises over Japan murder

Thursday, April 3rd 2008, 10:02
related countries: United States United States

American officials in Japan apologise to the family of a taxi driver, after a US sailor is arrested for the killing.
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Judges dismiss Japan WWII libel

Friday, March 28th 2008, 12:31

Japanese judges reject claims that author Kenzaburo Oe lied about the military's war time conduct in Okinawa.
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Japan suspends mozzarella imports

Wednesday, March 26th 2008, 10:49
related countries: Italy Italy

Japan suspends imports of Italian buffalo mozzarella, after reports that high levels of dioxins have been found.
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Appeal over Lucie trial verdict

Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 12:36

Japanese prosecutors begin an attempt to overturn the acquittal of a man accused of killing Briton Lucie Blackman.
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Hawker family renew appeal

Monday, March 24th 2008, 16:06

The family of murdered teacher Lindsay Ann Hawker make a fresh appeal in Japan to trace her killer.
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Japanese man in stabbing frenzy

Monday, March 24th 2008, 0:25

A man runs amok outside a shopping centre in Japan, killing one person and wounding seven others.
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UK murder family fly to Japan

Sunday, March 23rd 2008, 15:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The parents of murdered teacher Lindsay Ann Hawker fly to Japan to help renew the hunt for her killer.
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US military 'holds Japan suspect'

Saturday, March 22nd 2008, 4:00
related countries: United States United States

The US military in Japan detains a sailor wanted in connection with a taxi driver's murder, reports say.
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Japan navy boss fired over lapses

Friday, March 21st 2008, 13:24

Japan's defence minister dismisses his most senior admiral after a series of scandals in the navy.
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US sailor sought on Japan murder

Friday, March 21st 2008, 9:38
related countries: United States United States

A manhunt is launched for a US sailor, after the murder of a taxi driver near a US naval base in Japan.
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Japan fails to choose bank chief

Wednesday, March 19th 2008, 11:34

The Japanese government's latest nominee to be governor of the Bank of Japan is vetoed by the opposition.
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Blair wants 'climate revolution'

Saturday, March 15th 2008, 5:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ex-UK Prime Minister Tony Blair begins a push for a new global deal on climate change during a trip to Japan.
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Blair in Japan for climate talks

Friday, March 14th 2008, 9:48

Ex-prime minister Tony Blair is in Japan for talks aimed at ending "deadlock" over greenhouse gas targets.
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Shuttle docks with space station

Thursday, March 13th 2008, 4:20
related countries: United States United States

The US shuttle Endeavour docks with the International Space Station on a mission to deliver a Japanese space lab.
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Protester says whalers shot him

Friday, March 7th 2008, 9:53
related places: Tokyo

An anti-whaling activist says Japanese sailors shot him from their ship - a claim denied by Tokyo officials.
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Japanese activist kills himself

Wednesday, March 5th 2008, 8:01

A man thought to be a right-wing activist shoots and kills himself in front of the Japanese parliament.
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Japan escalates whaling argument

Tuesday, March 4th 2008, 11:26

Japan summons senior foreign diplomats to protest over an attack by activists on its whaling fleet.
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Japan whalers in 'butter attack'

Monday, March 3rd 2008, 8:41

Activists from the Sea Shepherd group throw an acid made from rotten butter at Japanese whalers.
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Rice voices regret over rape case

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 12:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

Condoleezza Rice voices deep regret over a US marine's alleged rape of a Japanese girl in Okinawa.
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Man held over wife's 1981 murder

Sunday, February 24th 2008, 11:44

A Japanese businessman is arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife in Los Angeles 27 years ago.
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Japan blasts satellite into space

Saturday, February 23rd 2008, 15:08

Japan launches a satellite designed to enable super high-speed data transmission in remote areas.
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Rape claims may harm Japan-US ties

Friday, February 22nd 2008, 11:50
related countries: United States United States

Further incidents like two alleged rapes by US troops in Japan could affect ties, the defence minister warns.
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Search after Japan navy collision

Tuesday, February 19th 2008, 3:53

Ships and helicopters search for two fishermen missing after a collision with a Japanese destroyer.
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Japan enjoys strong growth rate

Thursday, February 14th 2008, 7:27

Strong export demand helped Japan to grow at a rate of 3.7% in the last quarter of 2007, figures show.
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'Unforgivable rape' angers Japan

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 6:03
related countries: United States United States

Japan's prime minister describes the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl by a US marine as "unforgivable".
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US marine held over Japan rape

Monday, February 11th 2008, 12:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

A US marine is arrested in Okinawa, southern Japan, over the alleged rape of a 14-year-old schoolgirl.
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Japan moots halt to executions

Sunday, February 10th 2008, 21:50

A cross-party group of Japanese MPs drafts a bill proposing a four-year halt to the death penalty.
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G7 issues global economy warning

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 10:44

Ministers from the Group of Seven wealthy nations pledge action over global economic turmoil, but warn it could get worse.
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Japan accuses Russia of incursion

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 10:34
related countries: Russia Russia

Japan accuses Russia of violating its airspace over the Pacific Izu islands and demands an explanation.
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Japan PM angry over Sumo death

Friday, February 8th 2008, 14:29
related places: Sumo

Japan's PM Yasuo Fukuda calls on sumo wrestling officials to take action, after the death of a trainee.
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Australia releases whaling photos

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 11:42
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia releases "distressing" pictures of whales harpooned by a Japanese whaling fleet in the Antarctic Ocean.
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Dumplings poisoned 'on purpose'

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 12:34
related countries: China China

Contaminated Chinese dumplings in Japan were likely poisoned on purpose, the health minister says.
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Last Iwo Jima flag veteran dies

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 11:47
related countries: United States United States

A veteran believed to be the last survivor of a group who raised the US flag on Japan's Iwo Jima island dies.
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Overseas sales help Toyota profit

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 7:33
related countries: China China
related places: Toyota

Japanese car giant Toyota reports a 7.5% rise in quarterly profits due to rising demand in places like China.
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Japanese balloonist goes missing

Saturday, February 2nd 2008, 1:42
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

Japanese record breaking hot air balloonist Michio Kanda goes missing during a flight over the Pacific Ocean.
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Three Japanese prisoners executed

Friday, February 1st 2008, 7:14

Japan hangs three prisoners in the country's second round of executions in less than two months.
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Japanese hunters resume whaling

Thursday, January 31st 2008, 15:14

Japan's Antarctic fleet resumes whaling after anti-hunt activists are forced away by running out of fuel.
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Japan scare on China dumplings

Thursday, January 31st 2008, 11:12
related countries: China China

A probe is under way after dozens of Japanese people report falling ill from eating Chinese-made dumplings.
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Shares fall on economy fears

Monday, January 28th 2008, 23:11
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Tokyo

US shares make headway, while in Europe trading is mixed on continued fears about the US economy.
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Japanese PM warns of economy risk

Saturday, January 26th 2008, 12:47

Japanese PM Yasuo Fukuda warns action is needed to tackle the growing risks to the world economy.
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Recovery on Wall St continues

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 21:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wall Street

US shares close higher as investors welcome a deal in Washington for a $150m economic stimulus plan.
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Japan resumes refuelling mission

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 9:49
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, United States United States

A Japanese naval vessel heads back to the Indian Ocean to resume refuelling operations for US-led forces.
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Japanese PM defends whaling

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 4:11

Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda defends Japan's annual whale hunt, calling for a less emotional debate.
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Credit crunch worries Japan PM

Wednesday, January 23rd 2008, 15:47

Japan's PM Yasuo Fukuda tells the BBC how problems in the world's financial markets are worrying him.
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Stocks rebound on Fed's rate cut

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008, 17:56
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Global shares rebound as the US Federal Reserve slashes rates to boost growth and stave off a recession.
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I killed mayor - Japan 'gangster'

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008, 12:55
related places: Nagasaki

Alleged gangster Tetsuya Shiroo admits shooting Nagasaki's mayor last April - a killing that shocked Japan.
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Markets shrug off recession woes

Friday, January 18th 2008, 15:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wall Street, Asia

Hopes that President Bush will propose measures to boost the US economy bolster most world markets.
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Japan PM launches green policies

Friday, January 18th 2008, 7:05

Yasuo Fukuda says he will designated 10 eco-cities as part of a bid to make Japan a low-carbon society.
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