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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

'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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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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