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Japan marks Tokyo bomb anniversary

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 11:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tokyo

Japan marks the 70th anniversary of the firebombing of Tokyo by US forces that killed more than 100,000 people during World War Two.
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Japanese women at a crossroads

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 3:33

Why so many Japanese mums don't go back to the jobs market
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VIDEO: Japan's 'deadliest night' remembered

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 2:26
related countries: United States United States

Seventy years ago on the night of 9-10 March, in the Japanese capital, 334 American B-29 bombers dropped thousands of tonnes of incendiary bombs on the city's crowded wooden neighbourhoods.
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Japan forms tourism 'ninja council'

Monday, March 9th 2015, 11:18

Japan wants to boost tourism by using one of the most famous figures from its history - the ninja.
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Merkel raises war recovery in Japan

Monday, March 9th 2015, 9:48
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel begins a Japan visit by saying "facing history squarely" is the best way to move on from World War Two.
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Japanese shares down on growth data

Monday, March 9th 2015, 9:09

Japanese shares closed lower on Monday as revised growth data showed that the economy grew less than initially forecast in the fourth quarter.
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Five killed in Japan home stabbing

Monday, March 9th 2015, 4:53
related places: Sumoto

A 40-year-old man is arrested in the Japanese city of Sumoto over a stabbing attack that left five people dead, report local media.
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WW2 'Japan battleship wreck found'

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 14:16
related countries: United States United States

US billionaire Paul Allen announces he has discovered the famous WW2 Japanese battleship, Musashi, more than 70 years after it was sunk.
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VIDEO: Tourists flock to Japan's Cat Island

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 13:36

Tourists from around Japan have been flocking to a tiny fishing community, to see what has been nicknamed Cat Island.
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William meets Japan tsunami victims

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 12:37

The Duke of Cambridge hears the harrowing stories of survivors of the Japanese tsunami during his visit to communities hit by the disaster.
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VIDEO: Prince and Emperor meet in Japan

Friday, February 27th 2015, 14:26

Prince William continues his visit to Japan, lunching with the Japanese Emperor Akihito, as Peter Hunt reports from Tokyo.
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Japan's shares edge up to a new high

Friday, February 27th 2015, 9:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday

Japan's benchmark Nikkei index edged up to a new 15-year high as the yen weakened, with investors shrugging off a raft of mostly disappointing economic figures.
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Japan's shares flat on Greek worries

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 2:34
related countries: Greece Greece

Japanese shares were trading flat on Tuesday as concerns over Greece's debts continue.
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Japan's struggling seaweed industry

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 21:05

Japan's seaweed industry misses out on growth plans
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Honda replaces boss in wake of recall

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 15:31
related places: Honda, Takata

Japanese carmaker Honda is replacing its president after a year of massive recalls linked to its Takata-supplied airbags.
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Japanese prince warns on war history

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 11:04

Japan's crown prince stresses the importance of remembering the country's wartime history "correctly" in rare comments to the press.
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Japanese shares extend 15-year high

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 8:44
related countries: Greece Greece

Japan's Nikkei index hits a fresh a 15-year high helped by progress made in Greece's debt negotiations over the weekend.
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Japanese-Peruvians recall US internment

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 1:10
related countries: United States United States

The fate of Japanese-Latin Americans during World War Two
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Japan stocks shrug off Greece fears

Friday, February 20th 2015, 8:05
related countries: Greece Greece

Japanese stocks rally further despite concerns Greece may be forced to leave the eurozone should it fail to negotiate a new bailout deal.
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Tyson 'the ultimate win' - Douglas

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 16:47
related countries: Isle of Man Isle of Man
related places: Douglas

James "Buster" Douglas reflects on the greatest accomplishment of his career, knocking out Mike Tyson at the Tokyo Dome, Japan in February 1990.
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Japan's Nikkei at 15-year high

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 6:29

Japan's Nikkei share index closes at a 15-year high after data shows Japan's trade deficit more than halved in January due to lower oil prices and a strong rise in exports.
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Nikkei hits fresh eight-year high

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 6:58

Japanese shares hit a fresh eight-year high in thin trade due to the Lunar New Year holidays, which closed some of the region's major markets.
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Japan Post to buy Australia's Toll

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 0:49
related countries: Australia Australia

Government owned Japan Post will buy Australia's largest freight and logistics firm Toll Holdings for $5.1bn (£3.3bn), the companies said.
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Japan boosts foreign anti-terror aid

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 8:01

Japan will contribute $15.5m (£10m) to counter-terrorism efforts in the Middle East and Africa, more than doubling a previous pledge.
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Japanese shares hit high on GDP data

Monday, February 16th 2015, 8:56

Japan's stock market hits its highest level in nearly eight years after data shows the world's third largest economy has emerged from recession.
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Japan's economy exits recession

Monday, February 16th 2015, 2:18

Japan came out of a recession in the fourth quarter of last year, but the world's third largest economy grew at a slower than expected pace.
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Nikkei at seven-and-a-half-year high

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 7:41
related countries: Greece Greece

Japanese shares hit a seven-and-a-half-year high despite news that the latest talks in the eurozone over Greece ended without a resolution.
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VIDEO: The Japanese town that was poisoned

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 1:05
related places: Minamata

In the 1950s an industrial disaster devastated the Japanese town of Minamata.
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Japan girl band attacker jailed

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 15:37

A man is sentenced to six years in jail for attacking two members of popular Japanese girl band AKB48 with a saw at a fan event last year.
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Search after Australia shark death

Monday, February 9th 2015, 23:06

A huge search operation is under way to find the shark that killed a Japanese surfer off the New South Wales coast.
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Japan soy sauce bottle designer dies

Monday, February 9th 2015, 17:12

Kenji Ekuan, a former Buddhist monk who designed the iconic Japanese soy sauce bottle, dies at the age of 85.
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Japan stops Syria-bound journalist

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 10:35
related countries: Syria Syria

Japan seizes the passport of a journalist to prevent him from travelling to Syria, after two Japanese hostages were killed by militants there last month.
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Japan child star in coma after stunt

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 14:55

A 12-year-old member of a Japanese pop group has lapsed into a coma after inhaling helium during a TV stunt.
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Child star in coma after TV stunt

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 13:18

A member of Japanese child pop group 3B Junior was left in a coma after inhaling helium for a stunt on a TV show.
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Takata expects bigger loss on recall

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 9:51
related places: Takata

Japanese airbag maker Takata now expects its annual net loss to be 24% higher than it had previously forecast as charges for vehicle recalls jump.
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Jordan vow after hostage beheading

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 13:51
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordan vows to do all it can to secure the release of a pilot captured by IS, after a video appears to show the beheading of a Japanese hostage.
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Japan outrage at hostage 'beheading'

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 9:35

Japan reacts with anger as a video is released online appearing to show the murder of hostage Kenji Goto by an Islamic State militant.
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Honda cuts profit forecast on recall

Friday, January 30th 2015, 8:14
related places: Honda

Japanese carmaker Honda cuts its profit forecast and sees third quarter earnings drop sharply following a vehicle recall linked to airbags.
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Nikkei rises despite weak Japan data

Friday, January 30th 2015, 6:59

Japanese shares traded higher on Friday as investors shrugged off a series of government data showing a slowing Japanese economy.
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VIDEO: IS hostage families make appeals

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 18:48

The families of a Japanese and a Jordanian hostage being held by Islamic State have made personal appeals for their safe return.
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Japan probes new 'hostage recording'

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 7:57

Japan says it is investigating a purported new voice recording of hostage Kenji Goto, who is being held by Islamic State.
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Jordan offers IS prisoner swap

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 17:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Jordan offers to free an Iraqi prisoner for a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State after the group threatens to kill the pilot and another hostage.
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Japan condemns Goto hostage video

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 10:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Jordan Jordan

PM Shinzo Abe condemns a "despicable" Islamic State threat to kill hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours, saying Japan is working for his release.
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VIDEO: IS threatens to kill Japanese hostage

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 3:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Jordan Jordan, Oman Oman

Islamic State are threatening to kill two more hostages, unless Jordan frees an Iraqi woman held there and sentenced to death after being accused of involvement in hotel bombings in Oman in 2005.
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Police raid Amazon's Tokyo offices

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 11:45
related places: Tokyo

Japanese police have raided Amazon's Tokyo offices as part of an investigation into alleged sales of images of child sexual abuse.
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Umami taste buds 'key to health'

Monday, January 26th 2015, 0:07

A person's ability to taste umami in food is closely linked to their overall health, particularly in older people, Japanese researchers suggest.
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US condolences over Japan 'IS death'

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 11:46
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama calls Japan's PM to offer condolences after the apparent murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State.
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Japan PM outrage at 'hostage death'

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 2:56

Japan says it is seeking to verify a video that suggests hostage Haruna Yukawa has been killed by IS militants.
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Japan presses for IS hostage release

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 11:27

Japan's government says it is exploring all possible ways to save the lives of two Japanese men held by Islamic State militants demanding a ransom.
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Japan PM Abe in 'IS hostages' vow

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 13:26

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemns an apparent threat by the Islamic State group to kill two Japanese hostages unless a ransom is paid.
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Japan pledges $2.5bn for Middle East

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 9:59

Japanese leader Shinzo Abe pledges $2.5bn (£1.7bn) in aid to the Middle East, and $200m of non-military assistance for countries fighting Islamic State.
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Japan's shares lead losses in Asia

Friday, January 16th 2015, 9:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia, Friday

Shares in Japan reach a two-and-a-half month low, as the yen gains against the dollar.
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Uniqlo hits couple of tennis winners

Friday, January 16th 2015, 0:03

How Japanese chain Uniqlo netted two global tennis stars
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Japan shares rally on weaker yen

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 8:58

Shares in Japan post their biggest daily gain in four weeks on Thursday as the yen fell against the dollar
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The woes of Fukushima's sake brewers

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 21:17
related places: Fukushima

Fukushima disaster hits Japanese rice wine brewers
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Japan approves record defence budget

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 4:03
related countries: China China

Japan's cabinet approves a record 4.98 trillion yen (£28bn, $42bn) budget for defence spending, amid a long-running maritime dispute with China.
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Japan's shares hurt by stronger yen

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 2:45

Shares in Japan fall in early morning trade amid continued investor worries over falling oil prices and as the yen gained strength against the dollar.
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Formula 1 gossip column

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 10:49
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Qatar wants F1 race but Bahrain could veto, Mexico GP to be a success, Grosjean and wife's sweet love, plus more.
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Japanese shares down despite surplus

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 8:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tokyo

Shares in Tokyo were down on Tuesday, despite fresh figures showing Japan had a current account surplus for the fifth month in a row.
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Palestine lose first Asian Cup match

Monday, January 12th 2015, 11:11
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Newcastle

Palestine lose their first Asian Cup match, suffering a 4-0 reverse to Japan in Newcastle, Australia.
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Unreported deaths cost Honda $70m

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 19:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Honda

Japanese carmaker Honda is fined a record $70m by US regulators for failing to report 1,729 deaths and injuries to authorities.
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Tooth found in McDonald's fries

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 11:03

McDonald's apologises after a human tooth and other objects were found in its food in Japan in the last year.
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Why hasn't Japan banned child-porn comics?

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 0:14

Why hasn't Japan banned child-porn comics and cartoons?
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Shanghai shares reach five-year high

Monday, January 5th 2015, 8:33

Mainland Chinese shares surged on Monday to their highest in five years, as Asian markets reopen for the first full week in 2015.
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