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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

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Nintendo shares surge on China move

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 7:18
related countries: China China

Shares of Japan's Nintendo surge after China temporarily lifts a sales ban on foreign video games consoles.
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Japan's stocks fall on profit taking

Monday, January 6th 2014, 10:46

Japan's main stock index, the Nikkei 225, falls 2.35% on the first trading day of the new year as investors take profits.
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Quest to grow human organs inside pigs in Japan

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 0:32

Japanese quest to grow human organs in pigs
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Balloon to disputed islands crashes

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 4:41
related countries: China China

Japan's Coast Guard says it has rescued a Chinese man whose hot air balloon crashed as he was trying to fly to a group of disputed islands.
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Japan agrees Okinawa US airbase move

Friday, December 27th 2013, 8:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

The government of Japan's Okinawa prefecture approves the relocation of a US military airbase, ending years of deadlock, officials say.
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Japan close to escaping deflation

Friday, December 27th 2013, 7:01

Japanese consumer prices rise at the fastest pace in five years, showing government policies to end its deflation problem may be taking effect.
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China condemns Japan PM shrine visit

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 11:31
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

China and South Korea condemn Japan PM Shinzo Abe's visit to a controversial shrine to war dead that includes hundreds of WW2 war criminals.
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Japan PM visits Yasukuni shrine

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 8:41
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea
related places: Yasukuni

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits a shrine that honours soldiers including WW2 criminals, angering China and South Korea.
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Google robot wins Pentagon contest

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 13:26

Schaft, a Japanese robot owned by Google, beat 15 rivals to score more points across a series of rescue-themed challenges set by the Pentagon.
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Australian plane to monitor whaling

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 13:16
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia is to send a surveillance plane to the Southern Ocean in a bid to stop conflict between Japanese whaling vessels and environmentalists.
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China denounces Japan military plans

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 5:12
related countries: China China
related places: Tokyo

China accuses Japan of using concerns about its national security for military expansion, days after Tokyo announced a rise in defence spending.
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VIDEO: First conversation with robot in space

Friday, December 20th 2013, 9:51

A Japanese astronaut has held a conversation with the first humanoid robot to enter space.
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Tokyo governor resigns over payment

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 3:30

Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose, who was key to the city's successful Olympics bid, resigns over a cash payment scandal.
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More reactors to shut at Fukushima

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 15:04
related places: Fukushima

The operators of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan are to decommission two reactors largely undamaged in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
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Japan arms boost to counter China

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 12:28
related countries: China China

Japan's cabinet approves a new national security strategy and increases military spending as a response to what it sees as a threat from China.
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VIDEO: Has Abenomics fixed Japan's fortunes?

Monday, December 16th 2013, 4:22

One year after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took charge in Japan, the BBC's Linda Yueh reports on the challenges as he faces in kick-starting the economy.
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Japan business mood at six-year high

Monday, December 16th 2013, 1:03

Japanese business confidence jumps to its highest level in six years, according to the Bank of Japan's latest Tankan survey.
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Japan envoy stabbed in Yemen attack

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 14:04
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A Japanese diplomat is stabbed several times in a failed kidnap attempt by armed men in Yemen, officials say.
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Japan seeks 'freedom of overflight'

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 8:36
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Japan and SE Asian leaders pledge to work together to ensure "freedom of overflight", in an apparent rebuke to China over its air defence zone.
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Japan's economic growth revised down

Monday, December 9th 2013, 2:21

Japan revises down its growth data for the July-to-September period after private investment slowed more than expected.
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VIDEO: 'I met my hero, Mandela, behind bars'

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 22:37
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Tokyo Sexwale is one of South Africa's new generation of highly successful businessmen. But he's never forgotten his early years when Mandela, even from within a prison cell, was fighting to change South Africa.
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VIDEO: Heritage status for Japanese food

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 16:43

The United Nation's cultural organisation Unesco has added traditional Japanese food to the Intangible Cultural Heritage list.
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VIDEO: On board US navy ship amid China row

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 9:29
related countries: China China, United States United States

With China and the US at least in dialogue to ease new tension over the new East China Sea air defence zone, what has been the operational impact for US military deployments in the region?
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IAEA praises Fukushima clean-up

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 11:21
related places: Fukushima

A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) praises Japan for making progress in stabilising the Fukushima nuclear plant.
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Japan diplomat held over Congo fire

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 10:04
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Tokyo

A diplomat at the Japanese embassy in DR Congo is arrested in Tokyo on suspicion of starting a fire at the mission.
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VIDEO: Japan's relationship with the US

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 23:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tokyo, Asia

US Vice-President Joe Biden arrives in Tokyo to meet Japanese leaders at the start of a week-long trip to Asia.
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China jets scrambled in air zone

Friday, November 29th 2013, 16:43
related countries: China China, United States United States

China says it has scrambled fighter jets to monitor US and Japanese planes inside its controversial new air defence zone around disputed islands.
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Japan consumer price rises speed up

Friday, November 29th 2013, 5:01

Consumer prices in Japan rise at the fastest pace in five years in October, suggesting policymakers' attempts to end years of deflation are working.
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Devices fired near US base in Japan

Friday, November 29th 2013, 4:53
related countries: United States United States

Two "improvised launch devices" were fired near a US military base in Japan on Thursday, officials say, with no injuries or damage reported.
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More nations defy China air zone

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 11:38
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

Japan and South Korea both fly planes unannounced through China's newly-declared air defence zone, officials from both nations say.
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Japan's Nikkei hits six-year high

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 9:14
related countries: United States United States

Japan's main stock index closes at its highest level for nearly six years, tracking overnight gains in the US markets and buoyed by a weak yen.
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Japan approves state secrecy bill

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 17:22

Japan's lower house of parliament approves a secrecy bill that imposes stiff penalties for the leaking and receiving of state secrets, amid fears for press freedom.
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Japan airlines to snub China rules

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 15:57
related countries: China China

Two of Japan's biggest airlines agree to a government request not to implement China's new air defence zone rules, officials say.
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Why China air zone raises risk

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 5:17
related countries: China China, United States United States

What will China's move mean for US and Japan?
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Growing danger in Japan-China row

Monday, November 25th 2013, 17:37
related countries: China China

China and Japan give themselves little room for manoeuvre
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Abe: China defence zone 'dangerous'

Monday, November 25th 2013, 10:06
related countries: China China, United States United States

Japan PM Shinzo Abe describes China's move to create a new "air defence identification zone" over disputed waters as "dangerous".
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China extends air-defence perimeter

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 15:42
related countries: China China

China extends its national defence perimeter to include islands in the East China Sea also claimed by Japan, which has protested at an "escalation".
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VIDEO: Volcano gives birth to 'new island'

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 12:00
related places: Tokyo

The Japanese coastguard and earthquake experts say a volcanic eruption has raised a new island in the seas to the far south of Tokyo.
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Japan's Nikkei hits six-month high

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 8:40

Japan's main share index closes at a six-month high after positive news from the country's central bank and a weakening yen boost investor sentiment.
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VIDEO: Old Boy gets a Hollywood makeover

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 0:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Director Spike Lee has a new film out called Oldboy, inspired by the Japanese graphic novel and 2003 South Korean classic cult film of the same name.
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Tokyo Motor Show: New cars unveiled

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 18:22

Carmakers show off latest designs in Tokyo Motor Show
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Toyota eyes fuel cell car by 2015

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 17:12
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota says it is looking to start commercial sales of fuel cell powered cars by 2015.
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Japan exports at three-year high

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 11:25

Japan's exports see their biggest annual rise for three years thanks to a weak yen and improving global demand.
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VIDEO: Inside a robotic cycle park

Monday, November 18th 2013, 9:12
related places: Tokyo

Spencer Kelly goes underground to see a robotic bike park in action below Tokyo's streets.
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Japanese diplomat-cum-wrestler wows crowds in Sudan

Monday, November 18th 2013, 8:15
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Japanese envoy takes up wrestling to make friends in Sudan
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Fukushima begins fuel rod removal

Monday, November 18th 2013, 8:12
related places: Fukushima

Workers at Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant begin removing fuel rods from a storage pond at the Unit 4 reactor building.
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VIDEO: The Japanese diplomat turned wrestler

Monday, November 18th 2013, 1:27
related countries: Sudan Sudan

BBC News follows Japanese diplomat Yasuhiro Murotatsu as he takes part in a Sudanese wrestling match.
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Japan slashes climate reduction goal

Friday, November 15th 2013, 3:43
related places: Fukushima

Japan is to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas reduction target in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, an official announces.
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Japan's economic growth slows down

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 6:58

Economic growth in Japan, the world's third-largest economy, slowed to 0.5% in the three months to September, figures show.
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Why the Japanese love Peter Rabbit

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 2:30

Why the Japanese love ピーターラビット (Peter Rabbit)
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Japan closes up 2.2% on weaker yen

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 7:57

Asian shares closed higher on Tuesday led by Japan's Nikkei, which ended the day up 2.2% at a three-week high.
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Scotland 42-17 Japan

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 16:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two Tommy Seymour tries help Scotland get their autumn Tests off to a winning start against Japan at Murrayfield.
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Emperor taboo sparks furore in Japan

Friday, November 8th 2013, 11:19
related places: Fukushima

A Japanese MP is reprimanded for attempting to involve the emperor in politics by handing him a letter about the Fukushima disaster.
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Japan to remove Fukushima fuel rods

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 10:36
related places: Fukushima

Nuclear engineers in Japan prepare to move more than 1,000 fuel rods from the crippled Fukushima power plant in a crucial, but risky operation.
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