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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

VIDEO: 'Towerfying' zombies surround landmark

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 12:32

Over 1,000 people in Japan dress up as zombies and surround Tokyo Tower as part of Halloween celebrations.
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Sony slashes profit forecast by 40%

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 10:37

Japanese electronic giant Sony slashes its full-year profit forecast by 40% as it continues to struggle.
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VIDEO: Japan panel 'wants Tepco break-up'

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 13:12
related places: Fukushima

The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant should be broken up, a committee is set to propose according to unnamed sources.
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Fukushima operator 'should split up'

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 6:54
related places: Fukushima

The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant should be broken up, a committee is set to propose according to unnamed sources.
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Japan warns China on islands row

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 9:11
related countries: China China

Japan's defence minister says China's behaviour over disputed East China Sea islands is jeopardising peace, amid heightened tensions.
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Japan banks in yakuza gangster probe

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 8:58

Japan's Financial Services Agency will inspect three major banks, including Mitsubishi, over possible transactions involving yakuza organised crime gangs.
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ANC demands US terror list apology

Monday, October 28th 2013, 14:43
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United States United States

South Africa's ANC demands an apology after senior official Tokyo Sexwale was detained at a US airport because he remains on a terrorist watchlist.
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Rio to sell coal mine stake for $1bn

Monday, October 28th 2013, 10:51
related countries: Australia Australia, Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Clermont

Rio Tinto is to sell its 50% share in Australia's Clermont coal mine to Swiss commodities giant Glencore Xstrata and Japan's Sumitomo.
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Climbers die on New Zealand mountain

Monday, October 28th 2013, 5:47
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Two climbers - a Japanese national and a New Zealander - die after becoming trapped by bad weather on Mount Taranaki, police say.
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Lorenzo wins to extend title fight

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 6:57

Jorge Lorenzo beats Marc Marquez to win the Japan MotoGP and ensure the title fight goes down to the final race of the season.
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Small tsunami hits Japan after quake

Friday, October 25th 2013, 19:32
related places: Fukushima

A small tsunami triggered by a quake hits Japan's eastern coast - where the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is located - but no damage is reported.
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Restoring Japan's tsunami-hit photos

Friday, October 25th 2013, 5:18

Images of the 2011 Japanese tsunami go on show
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S Korea in disputed islands drill

Friday, October 25th 2013, 4:58
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean forces carry out a drill aimed at repelling foreign landings on disputed islands at the heart of a row with Japan.
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The men who prefer virtual girlfriends to sex

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 0:18

The Japanese men who prefer virtual girlfriends to sex
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VIDEO: Japan braced for Typhoon Francisco

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 22:19

Vulnerable residents on the Japanese island of Izu Oshima have been evacuated to the mainland ahead of the arrival of Typhoon Francisco.
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Japan extends Fukushima clean-up

Monday, October 21st 2013, 14:09
related places: Fukushima

Japan says plans to de-contaminate towns and villages close to the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant will be delayed by up to three more years.
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Japan in 15th straight trade deficit

Monday, October 21st 2013, 1:13

Japan posts a trade deficit for the 15th month in a row in September as a weak yen pushes up import costs.
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VIDEO: Muscle suit that lets you lift 50kg

Friday, October 18th 2013, 8:03

At the Japanese technology show, Ceatec, Spencer Kelly tries a muscle suit which gives him extra strength.
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Japan rescuers seek typhoon missing

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 7:22

Rescuers on Japan's Izu Oshima island search through the night for survivors of Typhoon Wipha, which killed at least 18 people.
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Typhoon Wipha kills 17 in Japan

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 9:47
related places: Tokyo

At least 17 people die as a powerful typhoon hits Japan's eastern coast, the most powerful to affect Tokyo in a decade.
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Renowned Japanese cartoonist dies

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 15:43

Japanese cartoonist Takashi Yanase, creator of the popular Anpanman series, dies at 94.
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Vettel closes on title with win

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 7:39

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel wins the Japanese GP from team-mate Mark Webber, but must wait to seal his fourth world title.
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Webber will not aid Vettel title bid

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 20:29

Mark Webber says he will race to win the Japanese GP despite team-mate Sebastian Vettel being on the brink of the title.
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Webber takes pole ahead of Vettel

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 6:19

Mark Webber beats Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel to pole position at the Japanese GP, with Lewis Hamilton third.
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Webber tops Japan final practice

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 3:08
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Red Bull's Mark Webber beats Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton to set the pace in final practice at the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Vettel heads Japan second practice

Friday, October 11th 2013, 6:52

Sebastian Vettel heads Mark Webber in a Red Bull one-two during Friday practice at the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Ten dead in Japan hospital fire

Friday, October 11th 2013, 4:52

A fire breaks out in a hospital in southern Japan early on Friday, killing eight patients and two workers, police say.
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Hamilton top in Mercedes one-two

Friday, October 11th 2013, 2:48
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton leads Nico Rosberg in a Mercedes one-two ahead of both Red Bulls in first practice at the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Japan win would be special - Vettel

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 11:06

Sebastian Vettel says it does not matter where he wins the title but admits it would be "special" to seal it in Japan.
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Japan helps monkey-attack victims

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 10:52

Residents in a town in western Japan are to be offered compensation after being attacked and injured by a wild monkey.
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Panasonic 'to quit' plasma TV sector

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 13:46

Panasonic, the Japanese electronics company, may stop production of loss-making plasma TV screens in 2014, according to reports.
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Water leak douses Fukushima workers

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 9:40
related places: Fukushima

Six workers at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant are exposed to radioactive water after another leak, plant operator Tepco says.
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Abenomics 'may take decade' to work

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 7:58

Japan's aggressive policies aimed at reviving its economy may take 10 years to have a full impact, Japanese minister Akira Amari tells the BBC.
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Japan in Korea discrimination ruling

Monday, October 7th 2013, 10:37
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A Japanese court orders an anti-Korean group to stop "hate speech" protests against a Korean school, in a rare ruling on racial discrimination.
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Airbus in $9.5bn Japan Airlines deal

Monday, October 7th 2013, 6:54

Aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus announces a $9.5bn (£5.9bn) deal with Japan Airlines, its first with the carrier, to sell 31 of its A350 planes.
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Impressive Treve wins Arc in Paris

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 15:10

Treve put in an outstanding performance to claim the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe with favourite Orfevre second in Paris.
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Vettel not thinking about title

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 12:43

Sebastian Vettel says he is "trying not to think about" the fact he can win his fourth world title in Japan next week.
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Worker error causes Fukushima leak

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 16:27
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean
related places: Fukushima

Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has a new leak of radioactive water after workers overfilled a storage tank, its operator says.
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Historic Japanese erotica comes to London

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 6:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Japanese 'Shunga' on display at British Museum
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Japan set to increase sales tax

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 5:41

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his government will raise the rate of sales tax to 8% from 1 April next year, from the current 5%.
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What have we learned from Fukushima?

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 0:06
related places: Fukushima

A return to the site of Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster
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Toshiba to cut 3,000 jobs in TV unit

Monday, September 30th 2013, 6:28

Japanese electronics firm Toshiba says it will halve the number of staff in its TV division to 3,000 as it looks to revamp the unit's operations.
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Energy costs fuel Japan price growth

Friday, September 27th 2013, 3:18

Consumer prices in Japan rise for the third month in a row in August, a boost for policymakers as they attempt to end years of deflation or falling prices.
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Toyota and Nissan in vehicle recall

Friday, September 27th 2013, 1:40
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmakers Toyota and Nissan issue fresh vehicle recalls to fix flaws with levers and accelerators respectively.
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Bathroom firm Grohe in Japanese deal

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 13:06
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's Grohe is bought by Japan's Lixil in the biggest takeover of a German firm by a Japanese company.
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Tokyo Electron shares soar on merger

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 9:23
related countries: United States United States

Shares in Tokyo Electron soar by 13% following the news of its planned multi-billion dollar merger with US-based Applied Materials.
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Tiny snake grounds Qantas flight

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 10:36
related countries: Australia Australia

Hundreds of passengers bound for Japan were stranded overnight in Australia after a tiny Mandarin rat snake was found on a Qantas plane.
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VIDEO: Japan in sight for Caroline Kennedy

Friday, September 20th 2013, 1:24
related countries: United States United States

Former first daughter Caroline Kennedy has sailed through a confirmation hearing on her way to becoming the US ambassador to Japan.
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Kennedy daughter set for Japan post

Friday, September 20th 2013, 0:30
related countries: United States United States

Former first daughter Caroline Kennedy sails through a confirmation hearing on her way to becoming the US ambassador to Japan.
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Nintendo visionary Yamauchi dies

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 11:08
related places: Yamauchi

Hiroshi Yamauchi, the Japanese businessman credited with transforming Nintendo into a world-leading video games company, dies aged 85.
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Japan PM Abe in Fukushima visit

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 9:42
related places: Fukushima

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits the Fukushima nuclear plant, amid public concern over radioactive water leaks.
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Powerful typhoon hits central Japan

Monday, September 16th 2013, 7:25

A powerful typhoon makes landfall in central Japan, flooding scores of houses and forcing hundreds of thousands of residents to evacuate.
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VIDEO: Japanese floats race through streets

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 13:27

A Japanese festival where wooden shrines weighing up to four tonnes are pulled through the streets at speed has been taking place.
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Japan halts last nuclear reactor

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 8:55
related places: Fukushima

Japan faces its longest period without nuclear power for four decades, as it shuts down its last reactor amid public concerns after Fukushima.
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VIDEO: Japan launches Epsilon space rocket

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 10:13

Japan has launched the first in a new generation of space rockets, hoping the design will make missions more affordable.
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Japan launches 'affordable' rocket

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 8:41

Japan launches the first in a new generation of rockets into space, hoping the design will make missions more affordable.
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Japan anger over Fukushima cartoon

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 8:47
related countries: France France
related places: Fukushima

Japan will formally protest about a cartoon in a French satirical weekly of sumo wrestlers with extra limbs at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.
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Japan: 'No dispute' over islands

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 7:14
related countries: China China

Japan tightens security around disputed islands and restates its ownership, a year after its nationalisation of the islands triggered a bitter row with China.
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Japanese growth data revised higher

Monday, September 9th 2013, 1:41

Japan revises up its growth data for the April to June quarter, adding to optimism over the economic recovery.
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