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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 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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Rape claims may harm Japan-US ties

Friday, February 22nd 2008, 11:50
related countries: United States United States

Further incidents like two alleged rapes by US troops in Japan could affect ties, the defence minister warns.
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Search after Japan navy collision

Tuesday, February 19th 2008, 3:53

Ships and helicopters search for two fishermen missing after a collision with a Japanese destroyer.
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Japan enjoys strong growth rate

Thursday, February 14th 2008, 7:27

Strong export demand helped Japan to grow at a rate of 3.7% in the last quarter of 2007, figures show.
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'Unforgivable rape' angers Japan

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 6:03
related countries: United States United States

Japan's prime minister describes the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl by a US marine as "unforgivable".
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US marine held over Japan rape

Monday, February 11th 2008, 12:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

A US marine is arrested in Okinawa, southern Japan, over the alleged rape of a 14-year-old schoolgirl.
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Japan moots halt to executions

Sunday, February 10th 2008, 21:50

A cross-party group of Japanese MPs drafts a bill proposing a four-year halt to the death penalty.
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G7 issues global economy warning

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 10:44

Ministers from the Group of Seven wealthy nations pledge action over global economic turmoil, but warn it could get worse.
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Japan accuses Russia of incursion

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 10:34
related countries: Russia Russia

Japan accuses Russia of violating its airspace over the Pacific Izu islands and demands an explanation.
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Japan PM angry over Sumo death

Friday, February 8th 2008, 14:29
related places: Sumo

Japan's PM Yasuo Fukuda calls on sumo wrestling officials to take action, after the death of a trainee.
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Australia releases whaling photos

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 11:42
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia releases "distressing" pictures of whales harpooned by a Japanese whaling fleet in the Antarctic Ocean.
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Dumplings poisoned 'on purpose'

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 12:34
related countries: China China

Contaminated Chinese dumplings in Japan were likely poisoned on purpose, the health minister says.
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Last Iwo Jima flag veteran dies

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 11:47
related countries: United States United States

A veteran believed to be the last survivor of a group who raised the US flag on Japan's Iwo Jima island dies.
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Overseas sales help Toyota profit

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 7:33
related countries: China China
related places: Toyota

Japanese car giant Toyota reports a 7.5% rise in quarterly profits due to rising demand in places like China.
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Japanese balloonist goes missing

Saturday, February 2nd 2008, 1:42
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

Japanese record breaking hot air balloonist Michio Kanda goes missing during a flight over the Pacific Ocean.
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Three Japanese prisoners executed

Friday, February 1st 2008, 7:14

Japan hangs three prisoners in the country's second round of executions in less than two months.
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Japanese hunters resume whaling

Thursday, January 31st 2008, 15:14

Japan's Antarctic fleet resumes whaling after anti-hunt activists are forced away by running out of fuel.
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Japan scare on China dumplings

Thursday, January 31st 2008, 11:12
related countries: China China

A probe is under way after dozens of Japanese people report falling ill from eating Chinese-made dumplings.
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Shares fall on economy fears

Monday, January 28th 2008, 23:11
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Tokyo

US shares make headway, while in Europe trading is mixed on continued fears about the US economy.
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Japanese PM warns of economy risk

Saturday, January 26th 2008, 12:47

Japanese PM Yasuo Fukuda warns action is needed to tackle the growing risks to the world economy.
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Recovery on Wall St continues

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 21:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wall Street

US shares close higher as investors welcome a deal in Washington for a $150m economic stimulus plan.
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Japan resumes refuelling mission

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 9:49
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, United States United States

A Japanese naval vessel heads back to the Indian Ocean to resume refuelling operations for US-led forces.
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Japanese PM defends whaling

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 4:11

Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda defends Japan's annual whale hunt, calling for a less emotional debate.
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Credit crunch worries Japan PM

Wednesday, January 23rd 2008, 15:47

Japan's PM Yasuo Fukuda tells the BBC how problems in the world's financial markets are worrying him.
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Stocks rebound on Fed's rate cut

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008, 17:56
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Global shares rebound as the US Federal Reserve slashes rates to boost growth and stave off a recession.
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I killed mayor - Japan 'gangster'

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008, 12:55
related places: Nagasaki

Alleged gangster Tetsuya Shiroo admits shooting Nagasaki's mayor last April - a killing that shocked Japan.
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Markets shrug off recession woes

Friday, January 18th 2008, 15:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wall Street, Asia

Hopes that President Bush will propose measures to boost the US economy bolster most world markets.
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Japan PM launches green policies

Friday, January 18th 2008, 7:05

Yasuo Fukuda says he will designated 10 eco-cities as part of a bid to make Japan a low-carbon society.
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Australians transfer whaling pair

Friday, January 18th 2008, 5:53
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian ship returns two activists who boarded a Japanese whaler to their own vessel, ending a stand-off.
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Japan PM warns of party 'crisis'

Thursday, January 17th 2008, 16:29

The ruling party of Japan, the Liberal Democrats, faces its biggest-ever crisis, PM Yasuo Fukuda warns.
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Whaling pair 'leave Japan ship'

Thursday, January 17th 2008, 16:27
related countries: Australia Australia

Two anti-whaling activists who boarded a Japanese ship are handed to an Australian vessel, Tokyo officials say.
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Stand-off over whaling activists

Wednesday, January 16th 2008, 6:32

Officials work to resolve a stand-off over two protesters detained on a Japanese whaling vessel.
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Japanese detain whaling activists

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 13:59

Two activists who boarded a Japanese whaling ship to protest are taken into custody, officials confirm.
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Japan 'reviews' aid to Sri Lanka

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 11:22
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Japanese peace envoy to Sri Lanka says that the end of the ceasefire may make it necessary to review Japanese aid.
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Japan plans Tokyo missile shield

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 8:11
related places: Tokyo

Japan's military conducts exercises to see whether a missile defence shield could be deployed in central Tokyo.
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Japan whaling illegal, court says

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 6:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian court rules the activities of the Japanese whaling fleet are illegal, ordering it to halt operations.
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Greenpeace 'heads off whale ship'

Monday, January 14th 2008, 11:27
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

Greenpeace says it has chased off a factory ship from a Japanese whaling mission near Antarctica's coast.
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Japan PM forces navy bill through

Friday, January 11th 2008, 6:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Japan's ruling party forces through a bill reviving a support mission for US-led forces in Afghanistan.
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Japan 'preparing climate package'

Thursday, January 10th 2008, 4:34

Japan will give $10bn over five years to help developing nations fight global warming, a newspaper reports.
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Australian ship seeks out whalers

Wednesday, January 9th 2008, 5:00
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica, Aruba Aruba

An Australian customs vessel heads south to Antarctica to monitor activities of the Japanese whaling fleet.
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Japan payout over tainted blood

Tuesday, January 8th 2008, 9:37

Japanese lawmakers pass a bill compensating people infected with hepatitis C by tainted blood products.
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Japan's auto sales at 35-year low

Monday, January 7th 2008, 15:58

Japanese car sales fall to a 35-year low as a shrinking population and limited wage growth hurt demand.
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Japanese pop star deaf in one ear

Monday, January 7th 2008, 12:02

Japanese pop star Ayumi Hamasaki reveals she has gone deaf in her left ear, but vows to continue her tour of Asia.
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Japan stocks plummet

Friday, January 4th 2008, 7:19

Japan's Nikkei stock index tumbles 4% to its lowest level in 17 months on worries over the strong yen and high oil prices.
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Japanese PM rules out reshuffle

Friday, January 4th 2008, 7:15

Japan's Yasuo Fukuda rules out a reshuffle but admits his first months in office have not gone smoothly.
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Climate focus as Japan heads G8

Tuesday, January 1st 2008, 3:54

Japan aims to put global warming top of the agenda as it takes over the chairmanship of the G8.
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Japan PM urges China co-operation

Sunday, December 30th 2007, 5:28
related countries: China China

Japan's prime minister calls for increased co-operation with China, at the end of a four-day trip to the country.
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Ball game at China-Japan summit

Saturday, December 29th 2007, 14:55
related countries: China China

China and Japan's prime ministers play catch after talks to improve relations between their countries.
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China and Japan hail progress

Friday, December 28th 2007, 11:04
related countries: China China

China and Japan's PMs say "spring has arrived" in their diplomatic relations but fail to agree on gas fields dispute.
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Japan stocks rise on thin trading

Tuesday, December 25th 2007, 8:59

Japanese stocks enjoy some gains on light trading but are still down nearly 10% so far this year.
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Japan drops humpback whale hunt

Friday, December 21st 2007, 9:37

A controversial plan to hunt endangered humpback whales has been suspended, a top Japan official says.
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Japan humpback whale hunt on hold

Friday, December 21st 2007, 8:11

A controversial plan to hunt endangered humpback whales has been suspended, a top Japan official says.
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Home demand fuels Japan growth

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 7:12

Domestic demand will fuel economic growth in Japan in the next financial year, its government says.
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Australia to monitor whalers

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 4:13
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia is to send a patrol ship and aircraft to monitor the actions of Japan's whaling fleet off Antarctica.
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