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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

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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Japan inquiry into reporter death

Friday, September 28th 2007, 17:34
related countries: Burma Burma

Japan sends a diplomat to Burma to investigate the death of its journalist, as TV footage raises questions.
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Japanese prices continue to fall

Friday, September 28th 2007, 6:17

Japanese prices fall for a seventh straight month making a rate rise by the end of the year less likely.
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Japan's new leadership sworn in

Wednesday, September 26th 2007, 4:31

Japan's new Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda and his cabinet are formally sworn in by Emperor Akihito.
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Fukuda installed as Japanese PM

Tuesday, September 25th 2007, 9:06

Japan's parliament formally declares veteran politician Yasuo Fukuda as new prime minister.
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Japan PM and cabinet step down

Tuesday, September 25th 2007, 0:53

The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet officially resign, making way for a new government.
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Abe 'sorry' for sudden departure

Monday, September 24th 2007, 11:56

Japan's outgoing PM Shinzo Abe apologises for his sudden resignation, as his successor picks new party deputies.
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Fukuda set to be new Japan PM

Sunday, September 23rd 2007, 7:06

Japan's Liberal Democratic Party picks Yasuo Fukuda as leader and likely replacement for Shinzo Abe as PM.
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MotoGP: Stoner wins world title

Sunday, September 23rd 2007, 5:56

Casey Stoner secures the world MotoGP title with three races to spare at the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Fire at Japan's quake-hit plant

Thursday, September 20th 2007, 4:09
related places: Kashiwazaki

Workers extinguish a fire at Japan's Kashiwazaki nuclear plant, closed since it was hit by an earthquake in July.
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BOJ keeps rates on hold

Wednesday, September 19th 2007, 6:55

The Bank of Japan opts to keep interest rates unchanged at 0.5% for the seventh month in a row.
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New favourite in Japan's PM race

Sunday, September 16th 2007, 8:01

Japan's ex-foreign minister Taro Aso says his rival Yasuo Fukuda is most likely to win the contest to become PM.
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Rivals confirmed in Japan PM race

Saturday, September 15th 2007, 6:20

Two candidates are confirmed as the contestants to replace Japan's outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
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Japan launches first lunar probe

Friday, September 14th 2007, 3:16

Japan's space agency launches its first lunar orbiter for a year-long mission to explore the Moon.
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Japanese PM goes to hospital

Thursday, September 13th 2007, 9:32

Outgoing Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is admitted to hospital, as his party prepares to choose his successor in 10 days.
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Japanese prime minister resigns

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 16:17

Shinzo Abe resigns as Japanese prime minister after a bruising election in July and poor poll ratings.
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Nikkei plunges on economy fears

Monday, September 10th 2007, 12:47
related countries: United States United States

Japan's main share index falls sharply, hit by fears about the state of both the Japanese and US economies.
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Japan's embattled PM vows to stay

Monday, September 10th 2007, 7:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Shinzo Abe pledges to carry on as Japan's PM, after staking his job on extending Japan's Afghanistan mission.
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Japan PM may quit over Afghan row

Sunday, September 9th 2007, 13:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Japan's prime minister says he may resign if MPs block his plans to extend Japan's mission in Afghanistan.
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Live - Australia 91-3 Japan

Saturday, September 8th 2007, 13:43

Australia dominate Japan in their opening match of the Rugby World Cup in Lyon.
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Typhoon Fitow hits central Japan

Friday, September 7th 2007, 5:32

Typhoon Fitow hits the Japanese capital region, killing one man and leaving several people missing.
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Japan, N Korea envoys hold talks

Wednesday, September 5th 2007, 6:02
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Mongolia Mongolia

Japanese and North Korean negotiators meet in Mongolia for talks aimed at resolving bilateral disputes.
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Japanese investment level drops

Monday, September 3rd 2007, 7:29

Capital investment spending by Japanese firms fell in the second quarter, raising worries of a wider slowdown.
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Japan resignation adds to PM woes

Monday, September 3rd 2007, 3:39

Japan's agriculture minister resigns after only a week in office, in another blow for embattled PM Shinzo Abe.
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World Athletics: Day nine

Sunday, September 2nd 2007, 10:00

Great Britain's women battle to bronze in the 4x400m relay at the World Championships in Japan.
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