Google map sightseeing
easy as never before.
world places:  
world regions:  
loading

News: Japan

We have started to collect the most important news related to Japan in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Japan – overview

Japan: news

Japan hit by deadly snowstorms

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 16:20

At least 11 people are killed by a record-breaking snowstorm in Japan, which has caused transport chaos and forced hundreds to flee their homes.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Search continues for Japanese divers

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 21:49
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Bali

Indonesian rescuers have been searching for seven Japanese divers missing off the island of Bali since Friday. David Campanale reports.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japanese divers missing off Bali

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 16:13
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Bali

Indonesian rescuers search for seven Japanese divers who have been missing off the island of Bali since Friday.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Viber messaging app in Japanese deal

Friday, February 14th 2014, 11:17

Rakuten, the Japanese owner of online retailer Play.com, has bought the messaging app Viber for $900m
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Seven decades of bitterness

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 21:17

Why China and Japan are unable to move on from WW2
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Japan's Beethoven' says he can hear

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 6:24

A composer dubbed "Japan's Beethoven" admits he is not totally deaf amid an ongoing scandal over his use of a ghostwriter.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Kennedy visits Okinawa amid protests

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 6:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

US ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy is making her first visit to Okinawa island, amid ongoing protests against plans to relocate a US base.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

AUDIO: 'Sex strike' fails to stop governor win

Monday, February 10th 2014, 13:19
related places: Tokyo

A group of Japanese women went on "sex strike" against men who voted Yoichi Masuzoe for Tokyo governor.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Sharp increase in Nissan profits

Monday, February 10th 2014, 10:30
related countries: China China

Japan's second-biggest carmaker Nissan reports better-than-expected profits, helped by the weakening yen and by a recovery in sales in China.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Masuzoe wins Tokyo governor vote

Monday, February 10th 2014, 6:49
related places: Tokyo

Government-backed pro-nuclear candidate Yoichi Masuzoe wins the election for Tokyo governor, beating two anti-nuclear candidates.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Anger at Japan whalers 'disrespect'

Monday, February 10th 2014, 5:20
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand describes the entry of a Japanese whaling fleet vessel into its Exclusive Economic Zone as "deeply disrespectful".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Pro-nuclear Tokyo governor voted in

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 23:26
related places: Tokyo

Former TV presenter and cabinet minister Yoichi Masuzoe has won the election for Tokyo governor, with the vote is being seen as a popular verdict on the use of nuclear power.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan snowfall disrupts transport

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 17:48
related places: Tokyo

A severe snow storm warning is issued in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, with transport disrupted and residents urged to stay indoors.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Severe storm warnings in Tokyo

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 13:07
related places: Tokyo

The Japanese authorities have issued a severe storm warning for Tokyo after the city was hit by heavy snow
Read the full article » | View on the map »

S Korea and Japan clash on sea name

Friday, February 7th 2014, 14:48
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Virginia

An argument over what to call the sea that lies between South Korea and Japan spreads to the assembly in the US state of Virginia.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Teacher admits part in composer fraud

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 14:21

The ghostwriter of "Japan's Beethoven" admits that he composed music which Mamoru Samuragochi passed off as his own work.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Sony to sell PC unit and cut jobs

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 12:09

Sony says it will sell its personal computer unit and split its TV division into a separate subsidiary as it forecasts a $1.08bn annual loss.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Zoo rehearses quake gorilla escape

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 11:26

Staff at a Japanese zoo chased a keeper in a gorilla costume as part of an annual escape drill
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Japanese Beethoven' admits fraud

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 15:36

A deaf composer, dubbed "Japan's Beethoven", admits hiring someone else to write his music for nearly two decades.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Panasonic profits push shares up 19%

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 13:24

Shares in Japan's biggest consumer electronics group, Panasonic, jumped on Wednesday as profits triple and hopes improve for its reorganisation plan.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

NHK governor denies Nanjing massacre

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 9:22
related places: Tokyo

A governor of Japan's public broadcaster, NHK, denies the Nanjing massacre took place, days after a row over Tokyo's use of sex slaves engulfed the new NHK chief.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Osaka mayor in snap election call

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 16:34
related places: Osaka

The mayor of the Japanese city of Osaka has called a snap election amid a row over his local government reform plans.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Osaka mayor in snap election call

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 11:08
related places: Osaka

The mayor of the Japanese city of Osaka calls a snap election amid a row over his local government reform plans.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: 'How I made stem cell breakthrough'

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 14:14

Japanese researcher Dr Haruko Obokata has been facing the world's media after her stem cell studies were heralded as a "major scientific discovery."
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Huge fine for fatal Japan bike crash

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 12:44
related places: Tokyo

A Tokyo court orders a cyclist to pay 47m yen ($459,000; £278,000) in damages to the family of an elderly woman he knocked down and killed.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Asia history tensions flare at UN

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 3:46

Tensions between Japan and its neighbours over a war-linked shrine and disputed islands flare at the UN Security Council, with strong words from envoys.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan 'to teach territorial claims'

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 6:44

Japan's Education Ministry says it is revising teaching manuals for schools to set out its ownership of disputed islands.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Japan's deficit in 'three easy graphs'

Monday, January 27th 2014, 13:00
related places: Tokyo

The BBC's Tokyo correspondent explains Japan's massive trade deficit with the aid of "three easy graphs".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Sony's credit rating cut to junk

Monday, January 27th 2014, 9:59

Japanese electronic giant Sony's credit rating is cut to junk status by ratings agency Moody's as it warns of 'significant' downward pressure on the firm's earnings.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

NHK boss in 'comfort women' apology

Monday, January 27th 2014, 8:06

The new head of national broadcaster NHK apologises for "very inappropriate" comments on Japan's use of sex slaves during World War Two.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan in record annual trade deficit

Monday, January 27th 2014, 2:51

Japan reports a record annual trade deficit, up 65% on the previous year, after the weak yen pushed up the cost of energy imports.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

NHK boss sparks 'comfort women' row

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 15:15

The head of Japanese broadcaster NHK causes controversy by playing down the use of sex slaves - so-called "comfort women" - in World War Two.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Man arrested in Japan food scare

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 11:34

A factory worker is arrested at a plant that produced food laced with pesticide, which led to hundreds of people being poisoned.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Japan's new island 'still growing'

Friday, January 24th 2014, 9:33
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

Japan has acquired some new territory in the Pacific Ocean following a powerful volcanic eruption - a new island has emerged from the sea, and is growing in size.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Tokyo governor poll campaign begins

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 5:35
related places: Tokyo

Campaigning begins in the race for Tokyo governor, in an election that has turned into a near-referendum on Japan's use of nuclear power.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Abe urges Asia military restraint

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 19:40

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tells an audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos that "military expansion" must be restrained in Asia.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Davos: What Abe said

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 16:15
related countries: China China

Japanese PM's scary China WW1 comparison
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan protest over assassin memorial

Monday, January 20th 2014, 13:25
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

Japan criticises the opening of a memorial in north-eastern China to commemorate a Korean independence activist who assassinated a prominent Japanese statesman in 1909.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Okinawa base 'to move despite vote'

Monday, January 20th 2014, 5:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

Japan's government says the relocation of a US military base on Okinawa will proceed, despite the re-election of a city mayor opposed to the plan.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Nintendo shares fall on loss warning

Monday, January 20th 2014, 5:16

Shares of Nintendo plunge as much as 18% on Monday after Japan's gaming giant issues a profit warning.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

China jails Japan dumpling poisoner

Monday, January 20th 2014, 3:30
related countries: China China

A Chinese man is sentenced to life in prison for poisoning dumplings that made 10 people ill in Japan, Japanese and Chinese media say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Japan WWII 'no surrender' soldier dies

Friday, January 17th 2014, 19:37
related places: Tokyo

A Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda who refused to surrender after the end of World War Two and lived in the jungle for 29 years has died in Tokyo, aged 91.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Japanese jungle soldier dies aged 91

Friday, January 17th 2014, 9:42
related places: Tokyo

Japanese soldier, Hiroo Onoda, who refused to surrender after the end of World War Two and lived in the jungle for 29 years has died in Tokyo, aged 91.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan WW2 holdout soldier dies

Friday, January 17th 2014, 6:59
related places: Tokyo

A Japanese soldier who refused to surrender after World War Two ended and spent 29 years in the jungle dies aged 91 in Tokyo.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Trial of Tokyo cult member begins

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 15:59
related places: Tokyo

A member of the Japanese group which was behind the deadly sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995 goes on trial after nearly two decades on the run.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Trial of Tokyo cult member begins

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 7:17
related places: Tokyo

The trial of a former member of Japan's Aum Shinrikyo cult begins, nearly 20 years after the group carried out a deadly sarin gas attack in Tokyo.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Japan's chubby women

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 13:31
related places: Are

Are overweight women accepted in Japan?
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Toshiba in UK nuclear venture deal

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 8:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Japan's Toshiba agrees to buy a controlling stake in UK nuclear venture NuGeneration, which plans to build three power plants in north-west England.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Boeing probes 787 battery problem

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 18:20

Japan Airlines finds potential battery fault on a Boeing 787, a reminder of last year's grounding of the entire fleet of Dreamliner aircraft.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan PM eyes African business ties

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 16:43

Japan should increase its business links with the fast-growing economies in Africa, "the continent that carries the hopes of the world", Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan ex-PMs unite over Tokyo race

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 12:23
related places: Tokyo

Former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi endorses Morihiro Hosokawa, another ex-PM, in the race for governor in the capital, Tokyo.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Toyota unveils concept sports car

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 5:35
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota has unveiled a new concept sports car, Future Toyota-1 (FT-1), at the Detroit motor show.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan's Suntory buys Jim Beam group

Monday, January 13th 2014, 15:43
related countries: United States United States

Suntory, the Japanese family-owned drinks maker, buys the US beverage firm behind Jim Beam bourbon, in a $16bn (£9.7bn) deal.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan and China row over Africa

Friday, January 10th 2014, 14:52
related countries: China China

China and Japan are criticising each other's policies in Africa as each pledges more money for the continent.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Race to be Japan's 'luckiest man'

Friday, January 10th 2014, 10:39

Thousands of runners have taken part in an annual race through a shrine in Japan to earn the title of "Lucky Man," which is said to bestow good fortune on the winner.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Murray draws Soeda in Australian Open

Friday, January 10th 2014, 0:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Belgium Belgium
related places: Soeda

Andy Murray will play Go Soeda of Japan in the Australian Open first round, while Laura Robson faces Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Explosion at Japan chemical factory

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 11:27

At least five people have been killed in an explosion at a chemical factory in central Japan owned by Mitsubishi Material.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan suspect caught after manhunt

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 7:20
related places: Kawasaki

Japanese police have caught a rape suspect whose escape from custody in the city of Kawasaki sparked a major manhunt.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: S Korea 'comfort women' call for apology

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 20:53
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Supporters of South Korean women forced into sexual slavery in Japan's military brothels during and after World War II hold a rally outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan manhunt as rape suspect flees

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 8:13
related places: Kawasaki

The escape of a rape suspect in Japan sparks a major police manhunt and a warning to schoolchildren in Kawasaki not to venture out alone.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

page 9/61

This content is from the BBC News website. Date and time information is related to GMT.


Maplandia.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Google.


Copyright © 2005 maplandia.com. All rights reserved. | news | faq | contact us | RSS | XHTML & CSS