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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

Oil hike sparks 'serious concern'

Saturday, June 7th 2008, 11:32
related countries: United States United States

The US and Asia's four largest economies say record oil prices are a big burden to economies, as G8 energy ministers meet.
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Japan and N Korea re-open talks

Saturday, June 7th 2008, 9:00
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Japan and North Korea open talks in Beijing in a fresh push to resolve bilateral disputes after a gap of nine months.
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Japanese officials admit taxi driver gifts

Friday, June 6th 2008, 6:09

Almost 450 Japanese bureaucrats admit receiving cash or other gifts from taxi drivers used for official journeys.
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Recognition at last

Friday, June 6th 2008, 1:37

Japan accepts the Ainu as an indigenous group
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Four on 2016 Olympics short-list

Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 16:14
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid, Rio

Chicago, Madrid, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro are shortlisted by the International Olympic Committee to host the 2016 Olympic Games.
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Japan space lab anchored to ISS

Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 0:13

A team of astronauts manage to attach the $1bn Japanese laboratory Kibo to the International Space Station.
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US to tighten visa restrictions

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 22:46
related countries: United States United States

The US is to tighten visa restrictions to allow it to screen short-term visitors from Japan and Western Europe.
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Whalemeat traders 'defying ban'

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 15:22
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Norway Norway

Icelandic and Norwegian firms start exporting whalemeat to Japan, outraging environmentalists.
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Japanese auto sales see decline

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 7:02

Automobile sales in Japan fell by 6.1% in May, according to the Japan Automobile Dealers Association.
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Japan urges global food support

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 3:48

Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda calls for urgent action to ensure food supplies to poor nations.
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Shuttle leaves for space station

Saturday, May 31st 2008, 22:24

Discovery blasts off for the space station with the hub of a Japanese science lab, and a new toilet pump, aboard.
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Japan shelves military aid flight

Friday, May 30th 2008, 11:06
related countries: China China
related places: Tokyo

Tokyo shelves a military flight carrying quake aid to Sichuan amid Chinese fears of an anti-Japan backlash.
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Woman lived hidden in Japan flat

Friday, May 30th 2008, 6:23

Police in Japan arrest a woman for living in a man's wardrobe for several months without him knowing.
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Japan plans China relief flight

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 6:25
related countries: China China

Japan plans to send a military plane with relief supplies to quake-hit China, the first such flight for over 60 years.
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Japan vows to double Africa aid

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 3:26
related places: Yokohama

The Japanese prime minister promises to double aid to Africa, at a leaders' conference in Yokohama.
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Death penalty for Japan gangster

Monday, May 26th 2008, 9:37

A Japanese court sentences a gangster to death for the murder of Nagasaki Mayor Iccho Ito in April 2007.
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Japan to probe whale meat 'theft'

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 1:52

Investigations begin into claims that meat from Japan's whaling programme is being stolen with official knowledge.
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US marine guilty of Japan assault

Friday, May 16th 2008, 6:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

A US marine is convicted of assaulting a 14-year-old girl on the Japanese island of Okinawa.
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Japan backs space weapon reforms

Friday, May 9th 2008, 13:34

MPs in Japan vote to abolish restrictions on using military technology in space, despite the country's pacifist status.
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Japan tourists 'freed in Yemen'

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 22:48
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Two female Japanese tourists are released in Yemen hours after they were seized by gunmen, officials say.
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China-Japan deal agreed

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 9:05
related countries: China China

China and Japan sign a historic accord agreeing a "new starting point" in relations with each other.
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China's Hu in historic Japan trip

Tuesday, May 6th 2008, 18:02
related countries: China China

Chinese President Hu Jintao arrives in Japan on a five-day state visit, the first such trip in a decade.
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Twelve dead in Bolivian bus crash

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 21:27
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Israel Israel

At least 12 people, including Israeli and Japanese tourists, are killed when two buses collide in southern Bolivia.
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Japan worker in 780,000 porn hits

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 10:11

A Japanese office worker is disciplined after racking up 780,000 hits on porn websites in nine months.
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Japan PM's party in poll defeat

Monday, April 28th 2008, 8:24

Japan's ruling party has been defeated in a key by-election, in a fresh blow to Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda.
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Scuffles in Japan at torch relay

Saturday, April 26th 2008, 5:43
related places: Nagano

There are minor scuffles during the latest leg of the Olympic torch relay in the Japanese city of Nagano.
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US marine on Japan rape charge

Friday, April 25th 2008, 5:36
related countries: United States United States

A marine accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in southern Japan will face a court martial, the US military says.
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Dozens hit by Japan 'suicide gas'

Thursday, April 24th 2008, 14:14

A Japanese teenage girl's suicide makes dozens ill when she mixes household cleaners into a toxic chemical.
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EU, Japan in climate change call

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 10:27

Leaders of Japan and the EU call for "highly ambitious and binding" targets to fight climate change.
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Japan makes workforce warning

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008, 6:23

Japan's workforce is shrinking rapidly, a report says, blaming a failure to attract women and the elderly into work.
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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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