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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 eyes North Korea flood aid

Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 4:41
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Japan is considering aid for North Korea, its first since 2004 when it halted shipments over the abduction issue.
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Japan premier reshuffles Cabinet

Monday, August 27th 2007, 9:01

Embattled Japanese PM Shinzo Abe appoints veteran lawmakers to his Cabinet, in a bid to shore up support.
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Merkel presses China on climate

Monday, August 27th 2007, 8:03
related countries: China China, Germany Germany

Germany urges China to address climate change, but China says it should still be allowed to grow economically.
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Gay storms to world 100m victory

Sunday, August 26th 2007, 13:27

Tyson Gay runs down early leader Asafa Powell to win the men's 100m at the World Athletics Championships in Japan.
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Asean, Japan 'agree trade pact'

Sunday, August 26th 2007, 12:56

Asean nations agree on the outline of a free trade pact with Japan, that could be signed as early as November.
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Japan activist posts finger to PM

Thursday, August 23rd 2007, 9:05

A Japanese man posts his cut off finger to the ruling party in protest at the PM's failure to visit a controversial shrine.
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Japan executes three prisoners

Thursday, August 23rd 2007, 4:03

Three prisoners on death row in Japan have been executed, the country's justice ministry says.
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Taiwan jet in emergency landing

Wednesday, August 22nd 2007, 15:41
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

A Taiwanese China Airlines passenger plane makes an emergency landing in Japan, officials say.
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Officials probe Japan plane blaze

Wednesday, August 22nd 2007, 5:38
related countries: United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan

Officials from the US, Japan and Taiwan investigate why a plane burst into flames, amid reports of a fuel leak.
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Japan seeks new ties with India

Wednesday, August 22nd 2007, 5:26
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe stresses the need for a broader strategic relationship with India, in a visit to Delhi.
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Japanese premier arrives in India

Tuesday, August 21st 2007, 11:00
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives in Delhi on his first ever visit to India.
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Plane gutted at Japanese airport

Monday, August 20th 2007, 12:53
related places: Okinawa

A Taiwanese China Airlines plane is destroyed by fire at an airport in Okinawa, but all on board escape safely.
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Japan nuclear damage 'limited'

Friday, August 17th 2007, 20:42

UN experts say earthquake damage to the world's largest nuclear power plant, in Japan, appears to be limited.
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New York rally ends turbulent day

Friday, August 17th 2007, 0:47
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The Dow Jones rallies in late trading after a day of market chaos, which saw the FTSE 100 losing 4.1%.
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Japan's Abe shuns Yasukuni visit

Wednesday, August 15th 2007, 7:00
related places: Yasukuni

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe stays away from a controversial shrine, on the anniversary of WWII surrender.
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Jitters remain among US investors

Monday, August 13th 2007, 20:16

Concerns continue among US investors over losses linked to sub-prime lending - despite gains on European markets.
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Weak growth for Japan economy

Monday, August 13th 2007, 6:00

Japan's economy grew just 0.1% from April to June, raising speculation rates will be kept on hold this month.
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Japanese film wins Locarno award

Sunday, August 12th 2007, 9:01
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Locarno

Japanese film Ai No Yokan takes top prize in Locarno, as the public's award goes to UK comedy Death at a Funeral.
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Japanese plant 'shut for months'

Friday, August 10th 2007, 6:31

Tests which could take months are needed before Japan's quake-hit nuclear plant can reopen, says UN.
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Japan chooses upper house leader

Tuesday, August 7th 2007, 4:03

Japan's upper house elects a leader from outside the Liberal Democratic Party for the first time in over 50 years.
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Russia ordered to free Japan boat

Monday, August 6th 2007, 23:02
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Kamchatka

An international tribunal orders Russia to release a Japanese fishing vessel seized off the Kamchatka peninsula.
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IAEA experts visit Japanese plant

Monday, August 6th 2007, 3:31

International inspectors begin to examine the nuclear power plant damaged in last month's earthquake.
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Experts to visit Japanese plant

Sunday, August 5th 2007, 3:58

International inspectors arrive in Japan to examine the nuclear power plant damaged in last month's earthquake.
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Toyota profits helped by hybrids

Friday, August 3rd 2007, 8:21
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota reports record profits helped by sales of hybrid cars and the weaker yen.
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Typhoon Usagi hits south Japan

Friday, August 3rd 2007, 4:22

Typhoon Usagi hits the Japanese island of Kyushu, injuring 18 and forcing thousands to seek shelter.
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Scandal-hit Japan minister quits

Wednesday, August 1st 2007, 4:07

Japan's embattled agriculture minister becomes a casualty of the ruling party's crushing defeat in Sunday's polls.
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Japanese PM's 'regret' at US vote

Tuesday, July 31st 2007, 7:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tokyo

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe calls a US resolution urging Tokyo to apologise over the use of sex slaves "regrettable".
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US urges 'comfort women' move

Tuesday, July 31st 2007, 4:37
related countries: United States United States

US lawmakers call on Japan to apologise for its role in forcing thousands of women to work as sex slaves in WWII.
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Japanese PM 'will not stand down'

Monday, July 30th 2007, 10:23

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe restates his intention to remain in office after a huge defeat in upper house polls.
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Ex-Peru head's election bid fails

Sunday, July 29th 2007, 22:44
related countries: Chile Chile, Peru Peru

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, under house arrest in Chile, fails to win a seat in Japan's parliament.
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Japan's PM accepts 'utter defeat'

Sunday, July 29th 2007, 17:53

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe accepts defeat in elections for the upper house but says he will not resign.
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Japan election campaign winds up

Saturday, July 28th 2007, 14:07

Japan's political parties hold their final campaign rallies ahead of Sunday's upper house election.
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UN experts to assess Japan plant

Monday, July 23rd 2007, 8:28
related places: Kashiwazaki

Japan says it will allow UN nuclear inspectors to examine its earthquake-hit Kashiwazaki plant.
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Japan power safety-check call

Friday, July 20th 2007, 10:46

Japanese power companies are given a week to improve safety at nuclear plants after Monday's quake.
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Toyota sales overtaken by GM

Friday, July 20th 2007, 6:46
related places: Toyota

Global sales at Japanese carmaker Toyota are briefly overtaken by rival General Motors, figures show.
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Power cut fears after Japan quake

Thursday, July 19th 2007, 12:11

Japan fears power shortages, as the scale of earthquake damage to a nuclear power plant becomes clear.
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Japan leak 'worse than thought'

Wednesday, July 18th 2007, 7:33

The owners of a Japanese quake-hit nuclear plant admit a radioactive leak was worse than previously reported.
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Nuclear safety fears after quake

Tuesday, July 17th 2007, 17:04

Officials at a Japanese nuclear power station damaged by an earthquake report 50 separate malfunctions.
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Japan admits more nuclear leaks

Tuesday, July 17th 2007, 14:35

Japanese officials admit to further radioactive leaks at nuclear plant following an earthquake.
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Search for Japan quake survivors

Tuesday, July 17th 2007, 2:33

Rescue workers search for survivors of a strong earthquake in central Japan which killed nine people.
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Nuclear scare after Japan quake

Monday, July 16th 2007, 16:08

A strong earthquake damages a nuclear power plant in Japan, reportedly causing a leak of radioactive material.
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Japan rocked by major earthquake

Monday, July 16th 2007, 11:55
related places: Tokyo

A strong earthquake hits central Japan, killing seven people and causing a fire at a nuclear plant.
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Japan typhoon Man-yi kills three

Monday, July 16th 2007, 1:38

Typhoon Man-yi blows out to sea south of Tokyo, after killing three people in southern Japan.
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Support for Japan PM 'at new low'

Friday, July 13th 2007, 10:36

Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe falls to its lowest level yet, a new poll shows.
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Campaigning starts in Japan polls

Thursday, July 12th 2007, 5:28

Campaigning is under way for Japan's upper house polls, with PM Shinzo Abe aware a defeat could cost him his job.
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Okinawa defiant in textbook row

Wednesday, July 11th 2007, 10:36
related places: Okinawa, Tokyo

The Japanese island of Okinawa again calls on Tokyo to drop moves to downplay the wartime mass suicides.
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Playstation price cut in US

Monday, July 9th 2007, 8:09
related countries: United States United States

Japanese electronics giant Sony cuts the price of its Playstation 3 in the US in an effort to boost sales.
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Live Earth gigs send eco-warning

Sunday, July 8th 2007, 10:15
related places: Tokyo

The final Live Earth concerts to raise awareness of global warming are underway in New Jersey and Rio de Janeiro.
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Japan's Abe backs new minister

Sunday, July 8th 2007, 9:17

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe backs his new agriculture minister over claims of improper expenses.
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Japan 'must boost missile shield'

Friday, July 6th 2007, 7:29
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Tokyo

Tokyo needs to bolster its missile defence to counter the threat from North Korea, Japan's defence ministry says.
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Abe admits tough election ahead

Thursday, July 5th 2007, 14:12

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe admits his coalition faces a difficult battle to win the upper house elections.
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Japan minister quits over gaffe

Tuesday, July 3rd 2007, 7:46
related countries: United States United States

Japan's defence minister quits following a row over remarks he made about the US atomic attacks during World War II.
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Abe rebukes bomb gaffe minister

Monday, July 2nd 2007, 9:03

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe rebukes a minister over WWII atom bomb comments, as his poll ratings drop further.
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Japanese business confidence firm

Monday, July 2nd 2007, 6:31

Business confidence in Japan has remained steady in recent months, according to the latest tankan survey.
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Atom bomb row minister apologises

Sunday, July 1st 2007, 8:05
related countries: United States United States

Japan's defence minister apologises for saying the US atom bomb attacks in World War II were inevitable.
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Japan minister in atom bomb row

Saturday, June 30th 2007, 12:03
related countries: United States United States

The US atom bombs dropped on Japan were inevitable to end World War II, Japan's defence minister says.
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Fujimori 'to run' in Japan poll

Thursday, June 28th 2007, 10:59
related countries: Chile Chile, Peru Peru
related places: Alberto Fujimori

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, under house arrest in Chile, says he will run for office in Japan.
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