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Massive flooding swamps Japan city

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 14:38
related places: Tokyo

Tens of thousands of people abandon their homes and the city of Joso is flooded as "unprecedented" rain continues to fall in northeast Japan.
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Asia shares down on economic worries

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 8:23
related countries: China China

Markets in Asia were mostly lower on Thursday as economic data from Japan and China made investors cautious.
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VIDEO: Man winched from Japan rooftop

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 8:06

Dramatic pictures from Joso city show the moment a man is winched from his rooftop as floodwaters surge.
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VIDEO: House dragged away by Japan flood

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 6:52
related places: Tokyo

Floodwaters pour through a small city north of Tokyo, Japan, stranding residents who waved for help from second floor balconies and their roofs.
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Japan's shares close up nearly 8%

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 8:47

Japan's Nikkei closes up almost 8% on Wednesday - its biggest one-day jump since late 2008.
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Japan's shares lose this year's gains

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 8:34

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 sees year-to-date gains wiped out as the index falls below 17,450.77 points
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Troubled Toshiba posts $318m loss

Monday, September 7th 2015, 9:09

Troubled Japanese conglomerate Toshiba posts a net loss of 37.8bn yen ($318m; £209.3m) for the year to March.
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VIDEO: Rebirth for Japan's nuclear 'ghost town'

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 13:49
related places: Fukushima

A Japanese town near the Fukushima nuclear plant has been declared safe from radiation and is inviting residents to return.
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Japan reopens radiation-hit town

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 11:45
related places: Fukushima

Japan permanently lifts an evacuation order for a town hit by the Fukushima nuclear disaster that followed the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
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VIDEO: Japan's moving castle - in 40 secs

Friday, September 4th 2015, 14:18
related places: Hirosaki

Timelapse footage shows the start of project to move a 400-year-old castle tower in the north-eastern Japanese city of Hirosaki to a nearby site.
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Japan stocks touch seven-month low

Friday, September 4th 2015, 9:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday

Shares in Japan fell as much as 3% on Friday, touching a seven-month low, as the yen strengthened against the dollar ahead of the latest US job numbers.
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China parade marks victory over Japan

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 17:04

China has held a lavish parade in Beijing to mark the defeat of Japan in World War Two, showcasing its military on an unprecedented scale.
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VIDEO: Behind the scenes at China WW2 parade

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 15:34
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China has held a massive parade in Beijing to mark the defeat of Japan in World War Two.
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Nissan invests £100m in UK plant

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 11:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sunderland

Japanese carmaker Nissan announces it will invest £100m in its UK plant at Sunderland to build the new Juke model.
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VIDEO: When Japanese and Western concertos collide

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 10:53

Miyabi, a brand new violin concerto, combines Japanese and western musical tradition
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VIDEO: Why is China showing military might now?

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 8:49
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

As China holds a lavish parade in Beijing to mark the defeat of Japan in World War Two, John Sudworth asks why China is choosing to showcase its military might on such an unprecedented scale now.
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VIDEO: Who are Japan's Yakuza? In 60 secs

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 18:35

Who are Japan's mysterious Yakuza gangsters? BBC News explains, in 60 seconds.
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Japanese suggest new Olympic logos

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 4:43

Japanese people are making suggestions for a new 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games logo, as the official one was scrapped.
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo scrapped

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 13:38

The logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games is scrapped after allegations that it was plagiarised.
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The grandeur of Tokyo's Hotel Okura in pictures

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 7:18
related places: Tokyo

Images then and now of much-loved but doomed Hotel Okura
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Tackling the deadliest day for Japanese teenagers

Monday, August 31st 2015, 20:50

Tackling the deadliest day for Japan's teenagers
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Tokyo's iconic Okura hotel closes

Monday, August 31st 2015, 15:06
related places: Tokyo

Tokyo's famous Okura hotel closes ahead of its demolition and redevelopment for the 2020 Olympics.
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Chinese shares lead Asia lower

Monday, August 31st 2015, 8:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

Chinese shares are lower on fears of further market volatility and ahead of economic data expected to point to a further economic slowdown.
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VIDEO: 'Unprecedented protests' in Japan

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 12:35

Thousands of people have protested outside of Japan's parliament against new legislation that would allow the military to deploy overseas.
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Protest over Japanese military law

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 11:08

Thousands gather outside the Japanese parliament to protest against plans to allow the military to deploy overseas.
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Taiwan metro cards to show porn star

Friday, August 28th 2015, 11:47
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan's capital is to introduce a metro swipe-card featuring the Japanese porn actress Yui Hatano, despite controversy over the use of her image.
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VIDEO: Massive fire at steel factory in Japan

Monday, August 24th 2015, 8:50
related places: Haneda, Tokyo

A large fire has broken out at a steel plant near Haneda airport south of the Japanese capital, Tokyo.
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Fire breaks out at Japan steel plant

Monday, August 24th 2015, 6:14
related places: Kawasaki

A large fire breaks out at a steel plant in Kawasaki, close to Japan's Tokyo Haneda international airport, but there are no reports of injuries.
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Blaze hits US Army base in Japan

Monday, August 24th 2015, 2:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sagamihara

Firefighters in Japan tackle a blaze triggered by an explosion at a US Army base in the city of Sagamihara, the Pentagon says.
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VIDEO: Storms threaten Taiwan and Caribbean

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 11:29
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Typhoons are threatening parts of Taiwan and Japan, while a tropical storm tracks across the Caribbean. Tomasz Schafernaker has the latest details.
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How one migrant made it in the US

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 21:30
related countries: United States United States

How one Japanese migrant made it in the US
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Nikkei shrugs off weak growth data

Monday, August 17th 2015, 8:19

Japan's Nikkei index rises, despite fresh data showing the country's economy contracted during the second quarter of the year.
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Japan hit by weaker economic growth

Monday, August 17th 2015, 3:38

Japan's economy shrinks in the second quarter of the year, in a setback for the government's reform policy.
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Veterans mark VJ Day anniversary

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 20:23

Veterans of World War Two have taken part in events to mark the 70th anniversary of VJ Day, when Japan surrendered and the war ended.
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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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