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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

Football: AC Milan beat Boca

Sunday, December 16th 2007, 12:25

Filippo Inzaghi scores twice as AC Milan beat Boca Juniors to win the Club World Championship in Japan.
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Japan deadlock over US warships

Friday, December 14th 2007, 12:36

Japan's government extends the parliamentary session in an effort to win approval of a controversial navy bill.
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China remembers dead of Nanjing

Thursday, December 13th 2007, 10:20

Ceremonies are held in Nanjing to mark 70 years since a massacre in which hundreds of thousands of Chinese died.
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Somali pirates free Japan tanker

Wednesday, December 12th 2007, 8:06
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A Japanese chemical tanker and its crew are freed by Somali pirates after being held for six weeks.
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Zuma's ANC bid gains key backer

Monday, December 10th 2007, 17:58
related countries: South Africa South Africa

ANC powerbroker Tokyo Sexwale joins Jacob Zuma's campaign to lead South Africa's ruling party.
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Japan protests over Chinese edit

Monday, December 10th 2007, 13:46
related countries: China China

Japan complains after China re-writes a communique jointly drawn up by the two countries.
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Somali pirates seek $1m ransom

Monday, December 10th 2007, 11:17
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates demand a $1m ransom or say they will kill the 23-man crew of a Japanese tanker held since October.
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Three prisoners executed in Japan

Friday, December 7th 2007, 6:30

Japan executes three convicted murderers, and, for the first time, discloses the hanged men's names.
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Nanjing massacre victims named

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 11:04
related countries: China China
related places: Nanjing

China publishes a list of 13,000 names of people it says died in the 1937 assault on Nanjing by Japan
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Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 7:06

Japan's upper house debates a controversial naval bill, amid continuing political deadlock over the issue.
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E Asia confronts poor sanitation

Friday, November 30th 2007, 9:11
related places: Tokyo

Top officials from 14 East Asian countries meet in Tokyo to discuss ways to tackle poor sanitation in the region.
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Japan chided over sex slaves

Thursday, November 29th 2007, 2:55
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's parliament demands a "formal and sincere" apology from Japan for sexually enslaving women in WWII.
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Japan opposition wins Iraq vote

Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 12:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The upper house in Japan votes to end the air mission to Iraq, but the lower house looks set to halt the move.
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Chinese warship arrives in Japan

Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 6:35
related countries: China China

A Chinese warship drops anchor in Tokyo Bay, in the first such visit since World War II.
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Japan workers strike at US bases

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 10:24
related countries: United States United States

Thousands of Japanese support workers at US military bases in Japan strike over a planned pay cut.
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China warship in key Japan visit

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 7:54
related countries: China China

A Chinese warship sets off for Japan, the first such port call since the Communist Party took power in 1949.
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Japan ups checks for foreigners

Tuesday, November 20th 2007, 5:33

Japan begins fingerprinting all arriving foreigners, an anti-terror measure that some criticise as discrimination.
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Japan whaling trip condemned

Monday, November 19th 2007, 22:44
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US adds its voice to international criticism of the launch of Japan's largest-ever whaling expedition.
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Japanese whalers hunt humpbacks

Sunday, November 18th 2007, 9:17

A Japanese whaling fleet sets sail with the aim of harpooning humpback whales for the first time in decades.
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Dolly scientist backs Japan rival

Saturday, November 17th 2007, 17:35

The man who led the team that created Dolly the sheep is abandoning the cloning of human embryos.
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Japan PM in Afghanistan pledge

Friday, November 16th 2007, 19:44
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Bush

PM Yasuo Fukuda tells President Bush he will push to resume Japanese support for US-led operations in Afghanistan.
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Japan clash looms over navy bill

Tuesday, November 13th 2007, 7:32

Japan's lower house backs a bill to resume a controversial naval mission, setting up a clash with the opposition.
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Japan extends parliament session

Friday, November 9th 2007, 18:52

Japan's parliament extends its session as the government tries to pass laws to renew a foreign naval mission.
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Japan opposition leader 'to stay'

Tuesday, November 6th 2007, 13:35

Japan's main opposition leader withdraws his resignation after lobbying from political colleagues.
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Chinese probe begins Moon orbit

Monday, November 5th 2007, 15:50
related countries: China China

China's first lunar module has begun orbitting the Moon, a month after a Japan probe achieved the same feat.
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Japan opposition chief to resign

Sunday, November 4th 2007, 8:10

Japan's main opposition leader offers to step down amid confusion over a coalition plan from the PM.
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Japan quake risk 'underestimated'

Friday, November 2nd 2007, 12:14

Japanese people face a far greater risk from earthquakes than was previously thought, a report claims.
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Japan ends Afghan naval mission

Thursday, November 1st 2007, 15:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Japan ends its naval support for the US-led mission in Afghanistan, after it is scuppered by a political row.
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Pirates 'defeated' off Somalia

Wednesday, October 31st 2007, 0:00
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Somalia Somalia

The crew of a North Korean cargo ship, with US Navy help, fights off pirates after an attack off Somalia.
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Japan PM left in Afghan deadlock

Tuesday, October 30th 2007, 5:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Japan's PM Yasuo Fukuda fails to get opposition agreement to continue a support mission for Afghanistan.
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Japan minister in al-Qaeda claim

Monday, October 29th 2007, 14:37

A Japanese cabinet minister says he knows of an al-Qaeda member who entered the country on fake passports.
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Japan official denies wrongdoing

Monday, October 29th 2007, 11:14

A Japanese ex-minister says he regrets "inappropriate" links with a defence official, but denies preferential deals.
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Japanese ship hijacked in Africa

Monday, October 29th 2007, 10:40
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Pirates hijack a ship off the coast of Somalia, in the latest of a series of similar incidents in the area.
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Rallying: Loeb dents title chances

Saturday, October 27th 2007, 14:33

Sebastien Loeb blames an error by his co-driver for costing him the chance to make up ground on Marcus Gronholm in Japan.
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UK embassy to help Japan teachers

Saturday, October 27th 2007, 14:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tokyo

The British Embassy in Tokyo says it will help hundreds of teachers after a language school in Japan goes bust.
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Japan's Nova in financial crisis

Friday, October 26th 2007, 6:42

Japan's largest chain of language schools, Nova, closes its schools and files for bankruptcy protection.
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China launches first Moon orbiter

Wednesday, October 24th 2007, 12:18
related countries: China China

China's first lunar probe takes off, in a key step towards Beijing's aim of putting a man on the Moon by 2020.
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Microsoft cuts Japan's Xbox price

Monday, October 22nd 2007, 8:34

Microsoft cuts the Japanese price of the Xbox console by 13% to compete with the Wii and PlayStation 3.
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Japan cabinet approves navy bill

Wednesday, October 17th 2007, 10:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Japan's cabinet approves a bill allowing its navy to continue supporting US-led missions in Afghanistan.
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Japan adds to pressure on Burma

Tuesday, October 16th 2007, 11:16
related countries: Burma Burma

Tokyo halts funding for a human resources centre in Burma as pressure builds on the junta over its crackdown.
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Suicide website man held in Japan

Thursday, October 11th 2007, 18:37

A Japanese man who ran a website offering people help killing themselves is arrested after a death, officials say.
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Author Lessing wins Nobel honour

Thursday, October 11th 2007, 13:32
related countries: United States United States

Doris Lessing wins the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature, widely regarded as the world's highest accolade for writers.
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Japan student abducted in Iran

Thursday, October 11th 2007, 3:41
related countries: Iran Iran

A Japanese student travelling in south-eastern Iran has been abducted, Japanese officials say.
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Whaling battle moves to YouTube

Tuesday, October 9th 2007, 8:37

Australia turns to YouTube in the campaign against whaling, with a message aimed at Japanese children.
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Japan extends N Korea sanctions

Tuesday, October 9th 2007, 3:49
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Japan extends sanctions against North Korea, citing a lack of progress on the abduction issue.
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Burma reporter buried in Tokyo

Monday, October 8th 2007, 7:59
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: Tokyo

Japanese journalist Kenji Nagai, killed during last month's protests in Burma, is buried in Tokyo.
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F1: Hamilton escapes censure

Friday, October 5th 2007, 12:29
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton learns he will not be punished for alleged erratic driving at the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Japan sumo boss fired over death

Friday, October 5th 2007, 10:54

Japan's sumo body takes the rare step of firing a stable master over the death of a teenage wrestler.
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Japanese probe enters lunar orbit

Friday, October 5th 2007, 4:09

Japan's Kaguya lunar explorer has successfully entered orbit around the Moon, space officials say.
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F1: Hamilton faces inquiry

Thursday, October 4th 2007, 10:33
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Formula One officials are to look into Lewis Hamilton's victory in the Japanese Grand Prix following accusations of erratic driving.
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Reporter's body returned to Japan

Thursday, October 4th 2007, 4:10
related countries: Burma Burma

The body of a journalist killed in Burma during the crackdown on mass protests has arrived back in Japan.
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Serbs guilty of Japan jewel heist

Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 17:50
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Three people are jailed in Serbia over Japan's biggest-ever jewellery theft - worth around $30m.
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Japan PM sets out policy agenda

Monday, October 1st 2007, 11:10
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

New PM Yasuo Fukuda backs Japan's naval mission in the Indian Ocean in his first speech to parliament.
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Japan begins post office reform

Monday, October 1st 2007, 5:43

Japan begins the long process of privatising its huge post office, after years of political wrangling.
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F1: Hamilton wins to close on title

Sunday, September 30th 2007, 6:32
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton closes in on the Formula One world title with victory in torrential conditions at the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Huge Japan protest over textbook

Saturday, September 29th 2007, 21:49

More than 100,000 people in Japan rally in protest at changes to textbook accounts of a wartime episode.
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F1: Hamilton storms to pole

Saturday, September 29th 2007, 6:03
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton beats McLaren team-mate Fernando Alonso to take pole position for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix.
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