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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

Economy looms as key issue for G8

Monday, July 7th 2008, 0:20

World leaders prepare to start a key summit in Japan expected to focus on soaring global food and fuel prices.
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Bush 'concern' at N Korea issues

Sunday, July 6th 2008, 10:18
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

US leader George Bush says there is still concern over North Korea's alleged uranium enrichment, as G8 leaders gather in Japan.
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Protests ahead of Japan G8 summit

Saturday, July 5th 2008, 6:07

Protests begin on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido ahead of Monday's summit of the G8 nations.
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US slowdown cuts Japan surplus

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 6:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

Japan's trade surplus falls for a third consecutive month in May because of high oil prices and lower US demand.
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Africa fish fall blamed on Japan

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 11:56

Conservation groups and a top fisheries scientist accuse Japan of damaging the fisheries interests of poorer countries.
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Japan warship begins China visit

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 10:28
related countries: China China

A Japanese warship arrives in southern China for a five-day port call, the first such visit since World War II.
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Elderly suicides surge in Japan

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 10:24

The number of elderly people who killed themselves in Japan rose sharply in 2007, government figures show.
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China and Japan strike gas deal

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 11:20
related countries: China China

China and Japan reach an agreement in a long-running dispute over a gas field in the East China Sea.
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Lasting legacy

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 23:18
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian-Japanese mark 100 years of immigration
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Three prisoners hanged in Japan

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 4:25

Three death row inmates are executed in Japan, two months after four other prisoners were hanged.
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Honda makes first hydrogen cars

Monday, June 16th 2008, 14:15
related places: Honda

Japanese car maker Honda begins the first commercial production of a hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicle.
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China and Japan 'near gas deal'

Monday, June 16th 2008, 4:32
related countries: China China

China and Japan are close to a deal that would ease a long-running dispute over offshore gas fields, reports from Japan say.
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Japan earthquake death toll rises

Sunday, June 15th 2008, 9:04

Rescuers in northern Japan find three more bodies, bringing the death toll from Saturday's quake to nine, officials say.
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Japanese captive freed in Iran

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 18:39
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

A Japanese student abducted in south-eastern Iran in October has been released, Tehran's intelligence minister says.
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Earthquake rocks northern Japan

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 13:39

At least six people are killed and more than 140 injured by a powerful earthquake in the north of Japan's main island.
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In pictures

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 12:19

Japan's main island is hit by strong quake
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Japan to lift N Korea sanctions

Friday, June 13th 2008, 15:00
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Japan lifts some sanctions against North Korea after it agrees to re-examine cases of abducted Japanese nationals.
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Japan opts to keep rates on hold

Friday, June 13th 2008, 5:57

The Central Bank of Japan unanimously decides to keep its interest rate levels unchanged at 0.5%.
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Boost for Japan's beleaguered PM

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 7:01

Japan's lower house shows its support for PM Yasuo Fukuda, a day after the upper house censured him.
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Japan firms raided in nuclear row

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 4:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Japan's police raid two firms after vacuum pumps they made and sold were found in a North Korean nuclear facility.
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Japan firm to buy Ranbaxy stake

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 11:48
related countries: India India

Japanese pharmaceutical firm Daiichi Sankyo is to buy a stake in Indian drugs firm Ranbaxy for up to $4b.6n.
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Censure passed against Japan PM

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 8:49

Japan's PM Yasuo Fukuda suffers a fresh blow as the opposition-held upper house passes a censure motion against him.
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Japan lifts Olympics swimsuit ban

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 15:34

Japan lifts a ban on its swimmers wearing record-breaking - but foreign-made - Speedo suits at the Olympics.
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Japanese man drove fire engines and ambulances without licence

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 10:15

A Japanese firefighter is sacked after driving fire engines and ambulances for more than 20 years without a licence.
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Swimsuit contest

Monday, June 9th 2008, 16:19

Japan's race to find a new Olympic swimsuit
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Japan vows future emissions cut

Monday, June 9th 2008, 13:18

Japan's government promises a 60-80% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, but nothing sooner.
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Japan police probe stab 'warning'

Monday, June 9th 2008, 5:39
related places: Tokyo

Police in Japan investigate if a man who went on a stabbing spree in Tokyo warned of his intentions on an internet site.
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Oil crisis dominates G8 meeting

Sunday, June 8th 2008, 15:40

Energy ministers from the world's top industrialised nations meet in Japan as oil prices threaten the global economy.
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Shock in Tokyo

Sunday, June 8th 2008, 11:44
related places: Tokyo

Knife attack leaves Japanese looking for answers
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Seven dead in Tokyo knife attack

Sunday, June 8th 2008, 11:19
related places: Tokyo

Seven people are killed and 10 injured in a busy Tokyo shopping district after a man rampages with a knife, local media say.
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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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