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Sony reports loss of $1.2bn

Friday, October 31st 2014, 11:05

Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony reports a net loss for the three months to September of 136bn yen ($1.2bn; £762m).
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BOJ boosts monetary stimulus measure

Friday, October 31st 2014, 10:34

Japan's central bank, the Bank of Japan, surprises markets by announcing an expansion of its monetary stimulus policy.
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Wal-Mart to close 30 stores in Japan

Friday, October 31st 2014, 0:48

The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, is closing 30 stores in Japan to improve profitability, the company says.
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Bianchi remains critical but stable

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 15:18

Jules Bianchi remains "critical but stable" in hospital, nearly four weeks after he crashed at the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Japan princess back in public eye

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 8:11
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Japan's Crown Princess Masako - who has been hit by a stress-related illness - attends a banquet for Dutch royals, her first such appearance in 11 years.
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Nintendo surprises with earnings

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 10:26

Japanese video game giant Nintendo beat market expectations to post an operating profit of 215m yen in the July to September period.
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Japan industrial data lifts stocks

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 2:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

Asia stocks are lifted by stronger-than-expected Japan industrial production in September and positive US consumer confidence data.
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VIDEO: WW1: The Siege of Tsingtao

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 0:18
related countries: China China

The only battle to be fought in the Far East during World War One had a profound and lasting impact on Chinese-Japanese relations.
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Takata sued over faulty airbags

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 12:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Takata

Japan's Takata is being sued in the US following the recall of millions of cars over concerns its airbags are potentially dangerous.
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Japan and N Korea in abduction talks

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 5:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

Officials are holding talks in Pyongyang for the first time in a decade to discuss North Korea's investigation into the abduction of Japanese citizens.
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Japan court backs pregnant woman

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 11:59

Japan's Supreme Court backs a woman who unsuccessfully sued her employer following a demotion due to her pregnancy.
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Japan minister in sex bar funds row

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 7:51

Japan's new trade minister Yoichi Miyazawa is forced to defend himself after it emerged support staff spent office money at a sex club.
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China-Japan talks fuel hope of thaw

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 15:57
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Japan's deputy prime minister meets his Chinese counterpart in Beijing in a move that could pave the way for a meeting between the countries' leaders.
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Two Japan ministers quit amid rows

Monday, October 20th 2014, 6:45

Two of five women in Japan's cabinet resign over funding scandals, in a blow to PM Shinzo Abe's plans to bring more women into top-level politics.
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VIDEO: Close up with VR eye-tracking helmet

Friday, October 17th 2014, 5:05

The Japanese start-up Fove has developed a consumer eye-tracking helmet for use in virtual reality environments.
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Toyota to recall 1.75 million cars

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 8:10
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota issues a recall of 1.75 million cars worldwide over faulty brake installations and fuel component issues.
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Bianchi reports 'anger' Marussia

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 7:03

Marussia are "shocked" by reports suggesting Jules Bianchi did not slow down under caution flags at the Japanese GP.
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VIDEO: Typhoon Vongfong hits Japan islands

Monday, October 13th 2014, 16:18

Typhoon Vongfong, the strongest storm to hit Japan this year. makes landfall on the country's main islands.
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Dozens injured by Typhoon Vongfong

Monday, October 13th 2014, 3:45
related places: Okinawa

Typhoon Vongfong, the strongest storm to hit Japan this year, makes landfall on Kyushu, after injuring more than 30 on Okinawa island.
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VIDEO: Dozens injured by Typhoon Vongfong

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 13:32
related places: Tokyo

Typhoon Vongfong, the strongest storm to hit Japan this year, has made landfall on the country's main islands, after injuring at least 30 in Okinawa.
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Marquez wins second MotoGP title

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 8:07
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's Marc Marquez, 21, finishes second in Japan to become the youngest ever back-to-back champion.
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Family give Bianchi condition update

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 20:12

The family of Marussia driver Jules Bianchi have issued an update on his condition after he suffered severe head injuries at the Japanese GP.
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Nobel Prize for blue LED invention

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 9:51

The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics is won by trio of scientists in Japan and the US for the invention of blue light emitting diodes (LED).
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Bianchi 'critical but stable' - FIA

Monday, October 6th 2014, 14:53

Jules Bianchi's condition is described as "critical but stable" by the FIA following his crash in the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Asia markets rebound on US jobs data

Monday, October 6th 2014, 5:57
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United States United States
related places: Monday

Asian markets rebound on Monday following stronger-than-expected US payroll data for September and a rally in the dollar.
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Deadly storm Phanfone batters Japan

Monday, October 6th 2014, 5:29
related places: Tokyo

A typhoon which killed at least one person brings many parts of Japan to a standstill, briefly battering Tokyo before heading out to sea.
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Injured Bianchi undergoes surgery

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 17:06

Marussia driver Jules Bianchi has undergone surgery after suffering a severe head injury in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Japan GP conditions worried Massa

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 15:30

Williams driver Felipe Massa says the treacherous conditions at the Japanese GP worried him before Jules Bianchi's crash.
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VIDEO: Bianchi 'severely' hurt in F1 crash

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 12:40

Formula 1 Marussia driver Jules Bianchi suffers a "severe" head injury in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Bianchi severely hurt in Japan crash

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 12:17
related countries: France France

Marussia driver Jules Bianchi has surgery after suffering a severe head injury in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Hamilton win soured by Bianchi crash

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 8:34
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

A serious accident involving Marussia's Jules Bianchi overshadows Lewis Hamilton's victory in the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Japanese GP typhoon threat continues

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 12:12

Japanese Grand Prix organisers are still unsure of the impact typhoon Phanfone will have on Sunday's race.
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Rosberg takes Japan pole position

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 6:44
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton lost his fight for Japanese Grand Prix pole position with Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg.
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Verstappen, 17, 'too young for F1'

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 11:01

Two-time world champion Mika Hakkinen says 17-year-old Max Verstappen is too young for Formula 1.
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Japan eruption: 16 still missing

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 10:06

Sixteen people are still missing following the eruption of Mount Ontake last Saturday which killed at least 47, say officials in Japan.
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Hamilton heads Rosberg in Japan

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 7:07
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton sets the fastest time in second practice for the Japanese Grand Prix, beating team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg.
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Rosberg fastest in Japan practice

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 2:56
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Nico Rosberg beats Lewis Hamilton to set the fastest time in first practice at the Japanese GP, as Max Verstappen's engine fails.
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VIDEO: Japan volcano: 12 more found dead

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 5:24

Twelve more bodies have been found by emergency teams in Japan searching the peak of a volcano that erupted unexpectedly.
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Japan in $617bn 'fat finger' error

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 3:48

Japan's stock markets were rattled after a trading error caused more than $600bn (£370bn) worth of orders to be made and then cancelled.
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Caterham to race on despite bailiffs

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 20:33

Formula 1 team Caterham pledge to compete in this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix despite bailiffs visiting their base.
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Japan volcano eruption deaths rise

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 19:59

Rescue workers in Japan recover more bodies from Mount Ontake, bringing to 47 the number of those killed by Saturday's surprise volcanic eruption.
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Japan manufacturing sentiment rises

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 1:20

Japanese large manufacturers' confidence improved in the three months to September, according to a closely-watched central bank survey.
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Why Japan's sunny beaches are deserted

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 21:35

The rule that's left Japan's sunny beaches deserted
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Asian markets fall on factory data

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 10:34

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 Index falls 1% after data shows industrial output unexpectedly fell in August.
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Japan volcano eruption intensifies

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 4:45

Efforts to recover the bodies of at least 24 climbers are suspended again after the eruption on Japan's Mount Ontake intensifies.
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VIDEO: Conditions hamper Volcano rescue

Monday, September 29th 2014, 23:16

Japanese rescue teams have spent a third day searching for survivors on Mount Ontake, trapped by Saturday's eruption.
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Verstappen, 17, to drive at Suzuka

Monday, September 29th 2014, 12:10
related places: Suzuka

Max Verstappen will be the youngest participant in a GP weekend when he drives in practice in Japan, three days after turning 17.
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Search suspended on Japan volcano

Monday, September 29th 2014, 9:32

Teams searching Japan's Mount Ontake find more bodies from Saturday's eruption but suspend operations amid dangerous conditions.
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VIDEO: Japan volcano rescue effort resumes

Monday, September 29th 2014, 6:21

Rescue teams in Japan have resumed their search for survivors of a volcanic eruption on Saturday.
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Sumo shines in the US

Monday, September 29th 2014, 1:39
related countries: United States United States

US hosts the largest amateur competition outside Japan
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Japan volcano rescue finds 31 bodies

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 14:35

The bodies of 31 hikers are found near the peak of Japan's Mount Ontake as rescuers search for those missing since Saturday's sudden volcanic eruption.
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VIDEO: Thirty feared dead on Japan volcano

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 6:55

Thirty hikers found near the peak of Mount Ontake are feared dead after being found unresponsive, rescuers say.
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Japan volcano rescue efforts resume

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 4:40

Rescue efforts resume on Mount Ontake in Japan where dozens of hikers are thought to be stranded following the sudden eruption of the volcano.
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Erupting Japan volcano injures 30

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 17:57

Mount Ontake volcano erupts in Japan sending huge plumes of ash and stones into the sky, injuring 30 climbers and trapping many more.
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VIDEO: Virtual aquarium on show in Tokyo

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 14:35
related places: Tokyo

Children's drawings of sea creatures come to life on a projected wall in a virtual aquarium in Tokyo.
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VIDEO: Is it a plane, is it a scooter?

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 16:10

Japan's Air Self Defence Force has marked the 60th anniversary of its founding with a display using plane-shaped scooters.
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Starbucks in Japanese partner buyout

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 1:05
related countries: United States United States

US coffee chain Starbucks plans to buy the remaining 60.5% stake of its Japanese unit in a $914m deal.
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Japan to restart whaling programme

Friday, September 19th 2014, 9:22

Japan vows to restart its Antarctic whaling programme next year despite an International Whaling Commission vote that the hunt is illegal.
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Spy claims over absent China envoy

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 9:33
related countries: China China, Iceland Iceland

A Chinese newspaper calls for clarification about China's envoy to Iceland, who has gone missing amid rumours he was a Japanese spy.
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Sony shares tumble on loss warning

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 9:17
related places: Tokyo

Sony shares plunged by up to 12% in Tokyo trading after it warned of a bigger than expected annual loss because of its mobile business.
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Hiroshima artworks to go on show

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 0:24
related places: Hiroshima

Powerful and disturbing paintings by survivors of the 1945 atomic bomb in Hiroshima are to go on show outside Japan for the first time.
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Sony predicts increased losses

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 14:21

Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony says its annual loss may be more than four times bigger than initially forecast, due to its struggling mobile business.
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