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Japan emperor 'remorseful' over WW2

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 14:52
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Japanese Emperor Akihito expresses "deep remorse" over Japan's role in World War Two on the 70th anniversary of the end of the conflict.
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VIDEO: Anti-Japan protests on WW2 anniversary

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 13:32
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Protesters in South Korea have burned anti-Japan placards outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul, on the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two.
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VIDEO: Japan commemorations - in 60 seconds

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 6:08

Japan holds a memorial service to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two.
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The lost Sino-Japanese war photos

Friday, August 14th 2015, 23:06
related countries: China China

New photos shed light on China-Japan war history
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VIDEO: Chinese collector of Japan WWII photos

Friday, August 14th 2015, 23:03
related countries: China China
related places: Qingdao

Zou Dehuai from Qingdao in China is an avid collector of personal photo albums which belonged to Japanese soldiers in World War Two.
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VIDEO: Japan express World War 2 regret

Friday, August 14th 2015, 22:44

Japan's Prime Minster Shinzo Abe expresses his regret about the immeasurable suffering his country caused during the Second World War.
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North Korea goes back in time

Friday, August 14th 2015, 20:37
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea has put its standard time back by half an hour, to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of rule by "wicked" imperialist Japan.
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Japan PM's 'profound grief' over WW2

Friday, August 14th 2015, 16:44
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

PM Shinzo Abe expresses "profound grief" over Japan's role in World War Two, in a statement closely watched by its neighbours.
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VIDEO: Japan prime minister's WW2 statement

Friday, August 14th 2015, 8:59

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is making a statement marking the 70th anniversary of his country's defeat in World War Two.
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VIDEO: Japan's war apology row - in 90 secs

Friday, August 14th 2015, 1:05

BBC News explains, in 90 seconds, the row over whether Japan has apologised enough for crimes committed during World War Two?
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VIDEO: Hong Kong's unspendable money

Friday, August 14th 2015, 0:45
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

For 70 years a group of Hong Kong residents has been stuck with Military Yen, which they were forced to use during the Japanese occupation of World War Two
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Japan climbers killed on Matterhorn

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 10:38
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Two Japanese climbers who scaled the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps have been found dead on the mountain, the Japanese foreign ministry says.
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US helicopter crashes off Japan

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 9:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

Seven crew members are injured after a US military helicopter crashes off the Japanese island of Okinawa, where the US has military bases.
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How the UK found Japanese speakers in a hurry in WW2

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 23:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

How the UK found Japanese speakers in a hurry in WW2
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VIDEO: Japan restarts nuclear power plant

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 5:31

Japan has restarted its first nuclear reactor under new safety rules following the 2011 Fukushima disaster, sparked by a tsunami and earthquake.
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Japan restarts Sendai nuclear plant

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 4:50

Japan has restarted its first nuclear reactor under new safety rules since all plants were shut down after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
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VIDEO: 'Car-in-a-bag' created in Japan

Monday, August 10th 2015, 14:08

An electric skateboard the size of a tablet computer has been developed by a Japanese engineer.
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Japan marks Nagasaki attack amid row

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 21:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nagasaki

The Japanese city of Nagasaki holds an emotional service to mark 70 years since the US atomic bomb attack amid a row over its military.
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VIDEO: Abe: 'Eliminate nuclear weapons'

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 4:20
related places: Nagasaki

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for the abolition of nuclear weapons, on the 70th anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bombing.
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VIDEO: Will S Korea swap to Pyongyang Time?

Friday, August 7th 2015, 12:02
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea is to switch to a new time zone to mark its liberation from the Japanese at the end of World War Two, says state media.
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Japan court rebuts lost Bitcoin plea

Friday, August 7th 2015, 11:35

A Japanese court has ruled against a man hoping to claim compensation over lost bitcoins, saying the virtual currency can't be owned.
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North Korea creates new time zone

Friday, August 7th 2015, 4:07
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea will put its standard time back by half an hour on 15 August to break from the time zone imposed by "wicked" imperialist Japan.
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Climbers' remains found after 45 years

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 17:14
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Remains found at the foot of Switzerland's Matterhorn glacier are identified as two Japanese climbers who disappeared 45 years ago.
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Hiroshima marks 70 years since bomb

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 5:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hiroshima

The Japanese city of Hiroshima marks the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bomb by a US warplane, which killed 140,000 people.
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VIDEO: Abe calls for nuclear disarmament

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 0:32

At the 70th anniversary commemorations of Japan's PM Shinzo Abe says it is the world's duty and responsibility to eradicate nuclear weapons.
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VIDEO: A Hiroshima girl's story of survival

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 5:36
related places: Hiroshima

"I thought the sun had fallen down"
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VIDEO: Hiroshima survivor recalls horrors

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 3:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hiroshima

Thursday marks 70 years to the day since the United States dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
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Toyota first quarter profit rises 10%

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 9:29
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota reports a 10% increase in profit, helped by the weak yen and cost cuts.
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Japan revisionists deny WW2 sex slave atrocities

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 22:52

Japan's WW2 sex slavery revisionists grow louder
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Bitcoin chief arrested in Japan

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 7:27

The founder of MtGox - once the world's biggest bitcoin exchange - is arrested by Japanese police investigating losses of nearly $400m.
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Fukushima officials to face trial

Friday, July 31st 2015, 15:11
related places: Fukushima

Three former executives at a Japanese power giant are to stand trial over the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011.
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US 'spied on Japan' Wikileaks says

Friday, July 31st 2015, 9:29
related countries: United States United States

The US has been spying on Japanese cabinet officials, banks and companies, including the Mitsubishi group, Wikileaks says.
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VIDEO: Johnny Marr on Japan's music scene

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 23:49

Johnny Marr, a founding member of The Smiths, says Japan's music scene is "less weird" than it used to be.
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Sony's net profit more than triples

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 7:23

Japanese tech giant Sony sees its net profit more than triple in the April-to-June quarter, helped by strong sales of its PlayStation 4 games.
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Nintendo surprises with net profit

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 8:29

Japanese video game giant Nintendo beats expectations to swing to a net profit in its first quarter of this year.
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Sunday, July 26th 2015, 23:16
related countries: China China

The Japanese comics that are too racy for Chinese censors
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VIDEO: Small aircraft crashes in Tokyo

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 11:30
related places: Tokyo

Three people have been killed as a light plane crashes in Japan, setting fire to several houses, according to local media reports.
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Tokyo plane crash 'leaves three dead'

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 5:48
related places: Chofu, Tokyo

A light plane crashes shortly after departing from Chofu airport in Tokyo, setting fire to several houses and reportedly killing three people.
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Friday, July 24th 2015, 15:02
related places: Tokyo

Tokyo reveals its logo for the 2020 Olympics - and it gains a mixed reaction among Twitter users.
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FT deal 'went down to the wire'

Friday, July 24th 2015, 12:07
related countries: Germany Germany

A bidding war for the Financial Times saw a last minute battle between Germany's Axel Springer and the eventual winner, Japan's Nikkei, the FT reports.
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Japan urged to ‘reload Abenomics’

Friday, July 24th 2015, 3:20

The International Monetary Fund warns Japan not to rely too much on the weak yen but to push for more reforms.
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VIDEO: Soyuz successfully docks at ISS

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 10:27
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Astronauts from Russia, the US and Japan have successfully docked at the International Space Station.
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Astronauts successfully dock at ISS

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 7:01
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Astronauts from Russia, the US and Japan successfully dock at the International Space Station, on a flight postponed since April.
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Japan's humanoids scoop 1-0 win

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 11:56
related countries: China China

A team from Japan wins the child-sized humanoid football final at the RoboCup World Championships in China.
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Toshiba boss resigns over scandal

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 12:49

The chief executive of Japanese electronics giant Toshiba, Hisao Tanaka, resigns after the company overstated its profits for six years.
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Japan censures China sea activity

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 4:40
related countries: China China

Japan strengthens criticism of Chinese activity in disputed seas in its annual defence report, after the first draft was rejected.
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Japanese shares higher after holiday

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 1:56
related places: Tokyo

Tokyo gained ground on Tuesday amid gains on other Asian markets, with only Shanghai bucking the trend.
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Asian shares struggle to make gains

Monday, July 20th 2015, 8:09
related places: Tokyo

Asian markets start the week largely unchanged on Monday with thin volumes, while Tokyo was closed for a public holiday.
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Mitsubishi makes key war apology

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 22:42
related countries: United States United States

The Mitsubishi corporation of Japan makes a landmark apology for using US prisoners of war as forced labour during World War Two.
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VIDEO: F1's Jules Bianchi 'fought to the end'

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 4:24
related countries: France France

French Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi has died, nine months after suffering severe head injuries in a crash at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.
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VIDEO: WW2: The battle of Kohima and Imphal

Friday, July 17th 2015, 23:03
related countries: Burma Burma, India India
related places: Imphal, Kohima

How the defeat of the Japanese by allied forces in Burma during WW2 actually started a year earlier in north-east India.
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Japan scraps Olympic stadium design

Friday, July 17th 2015, 13:12

The Japanese government scraps its stadium design for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, saying it will "start over from zero", following criticism over rising costs.
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Five things about Japan's robot hotel

Friday, July 17th 2015, 4:16

A hotel staffed entirely by robots in Japan, from a dinosaur at reception to a giant arm that takes left luggage, has made its debut in Japan
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Typhoon Nangka hits southern Japan

Friday, July 17th 2015, 1:24

Japanese authorities urge at least 350,000 people to flee as Typhoon Nangka makes landfall on the southern island of Shikoku.
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The Brazilians winning in Japan

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 23:00

The Brazilians winning in Japan
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VIDEO: Inside Japan's robot hotel

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 14:08

A new hotel has opened in Japan and it's run almost entirely by robots.
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Japan lawmakers pass military bills

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 13:13

The lower house of Japan's parliament has passed two controversial bills that change the country's security laws, despite public opposition.
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Asian stocks rise on Greek vote

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 9:02
related countries: Australia Australia, Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Asian stocks rise as lawmakers in Greece vote in favour of a bailout deal to prevent the country from exiting the eurozone.
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VIDEO: Japanese troops set to fight overseas

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 0:41

Japan's military looks set to expand its remit, after new security laws were approved by a parliamentary committee.
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Japan paves way for defence change

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 8:15

A parliamentary committee in Japan has approved two major bills for debate, paving the way for an expansion in the role of the military.
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Nintendo's Satoru Iwata dies at 55

Monday, July 13th 2015, 6:36

Japanese video game maker Nintendo says its chief executive Satoru Iwata has died of cancer at the age of 55.
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Honda recalls 4.5m cars over airbags

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 7:19
related places: Honda, Takata

Japanese carmaker Honda is recalling 4.5 million more cars globally amid continuing fears of a potentially deadly defect in Takata airbag inflators.
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Free wi-fi for Mount Fuji climbers

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 11:30

Eight wi-fi hotspots are being set up on Japan's highest peak.
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World's oldest man dies at 112

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 4:45
related places: Tokyo

The world's oldest man, Japanese supercentenarian Sakari Momoi, dies in a Tokyo care home at the age of 112.
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VIDEO: Anniversary of Asia's biggest war

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 1:43

Commemorations are taking place to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1945 - the biggest war in Asia in the 20th Century.
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