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Godzilla finally gets citizenship in Japan

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 7:55

The most famous monster in Japan is granted citizenship
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Japanese balloon art hits new heights

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 12:00

Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto has taken the art of twisting party balloons to new heights with his latest animal creations.
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Japan's Nikkei ends winning streak

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 8:21

Japan's Nikkei share index ends its longest winning streak since 1988, closing lower after 12 straight days of gains.
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VIDEO: How to be 'Super Cool Biz' in Japan

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 0:39

The government in Japan is encouraging a new approach to what people wear at work.
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Takata to address fatal airbag fault

Monday, June 1st 2015, 21:59
related places: Takata

The Japanese car parts maker, Takata, looks to replace a chemical used in its airbags, as it tries to fix a fault that led to six deaths and multiple injuries.
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Solar Impulse lands safely in Japan

Monday, June 1st 2015, 15:04

Solar Impulse, the zero-fuel aeroplane, lands in Japan after being forced to abort a Pacific crossing due to deteriorating weather ahead of it.
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Weather forces Solar Impulse landing

Monday, June 1st 2015, 10:25
related countries: China China

Poor weather forces solar-powered plane Solar Impulse to make unscheduled stop in Japan en route from China to Hawaii.
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Body left in Tokyo station locker

Monday, June 1st 2015, 5:38
related places: Tokyo

Police in Japan are trying to identify a woman whose body was found inside a suitcase abandoned at Tokyo's main train station for more than a month.
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Strong earthquake strikes off Japan

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 14:44
related places: Tokyo

A powerful undersea earthquake south of Japan shakes buildings in the capital Tokyo and is felt across the country.
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Japan eruption forces evacuation

Friday, May 29th 2015, 10:24

Mount Shindake erupts spectacularly in southern Japan, sending black ash clouds 9km into the air and forcing the evacuation of Kuchinoerabu island.
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VIDEO: Volcano bursts into life in Japan

Friday, May 29th 2015, 8:07

Dramatic footage has emerged of a volcano erupting on the Japanese island of Kuchinoerabu.
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Japan shares at 15-year high on data

Monday, May 25th 2015, 6:44

Japanese shares close at a 15-year high after data showed the country's trade account fell into a deficit in April, but was still better than expected.
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VIDEO: First look in Japan's Sendai nuclear plant

Monday, May 25th 2015, 0:58
related places: Sendai

Four years after the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, Japan is about to return to using nuclear power.
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Mazda and Mitsubishi recall more cars

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 6:42
related places: Takata

Two more Japanese car giants - Mazda and Mitsubishi - are recalling 630,000 cars to replace faulty airbag inflators made by Takata.
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Japan aquariums make dolphin pledge

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 0:50
related places: Taiji

Aquariums in Japan agree to stop buying dolphins captured during the controversial annual hunt in the town of Taiji.
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Japan grows faster than expected

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 4:31

Japan's economy grew faster than expected between January and March, boosting hopes that the economy is recovering from last year's recession.
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VIDEO: Millions of cars recalled in US

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 2:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Takata

Japanese airbag maker Takata has said that mechanisms in the airbags of almost 34 million cars are defective, prompting a recall of cars in the US.
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Record US car recall over airbags

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 20:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Takata

Japanese airbag maker Takata has declared mechanisms in the airbags of almost 34 million cars defective - it will lead to the largest recall in US automotive history, affecting models from 11 carmakers.
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Japan's Nikkei up on investment hopes

Monday, May 18th 2015, 8:22

Japan's Nikkei index closed higher after figures showed machinery orders rose in March, lifting hopes that business investment could be picking up.
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VIDEO: Briton wins Red Bull Air Race

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 16:11

Britain's Paul Bonhomme wins the Red Bull Air Race's first ever race in Japan in front of a sold-out crowd.
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Japan self-defence reforms backed

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 11:03

Japan moves closer towards allowing its military to fight abroad with its cabinet approving reforms to its self-defence laws.
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Japan's Sharp in $1.7bn bank bailout

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 9:27

Japanese electronics maker Sharp agrees a 200bn Japanese yen ($1.7bn) bailout from banks as it announces job cuts and further losses.
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Honda and Daihatsu recall more cars

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 6:32
related places: Honda, Takata

Japanese automakers Honda and Daihatsu are recalling over five million cars globally to replace potentially deadly airbag inflators made by Takata.
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VIDEO: Japan's first post-WWII arms exhibition

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 4:26

For the first time since World War Two an arms exhibition has opened its doors in Japan.
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Tokyo bans drones in parks

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 17:04

The local government in the Japanese capital bans drones, saying the devices pose a danger to park visitors
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UN bid for kamikaze letters renewed

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 15:11

A southern Japanese city is trying for a second time to seek Unesco recognition for letters written by kamikaze pilots during World War Two.
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China shares down on economic data

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 9:16
related places: Tokyo

Shares in China fall after the latest factory output data is weaker than expected.
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Japan firms recall 6.5 million cars

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 6:50
related places: Takata, Toyota

Japanese car giants Toyota and Nissan are recalling a total of 6.5 million cars around the world to replace potentially faulty airbag inflators made by Takata.
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VIDEO: Baby born on flight from Canada

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 23:27
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Ada, Calgary, Tokyo

Ada Guan and Wes Branch were flying from Calgary to Tokyo when Ada went into labour, a big surprise for the couple who had no idea she was pregnant.
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VIDEO: Noul heads for Japan

Monday, May 11th 2015, 11:47
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Typhoon Noul is tracking towards Japan, after hammering the Philippines over the weekend. Philip Avery reports.
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Toyota profits beat expectations

Friday, May 8th 2015, 7:29
related places: Toyota

Japan's biggest car manufacturer, Toyota, has beaten expectations to post a year-on-year 19% rise in net income for the 12 months to March.
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VIDEO: Zoo sorry after Charlotte monkey name

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 14:35

A Japan zoo apologises after naming a baby monkey in honour of baby Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.
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Nintendo's first profit in four years

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 9:33

Japanese videogame maker Nintendo makes its first annual operating profit in four years, beating its forecast as well as the market's.
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Japan's renewable revolution at risk

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 20:04

Japan's Abe mulls return to nuclear power
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China eyes growing Japanese influence

Friday, May 1st 2015, 23:32
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Tokyo

Washington and Tokyo ties cause concern in Beijing
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Asia markets down despite Japan data

Friday, May 1st 2015, 0:49

Asian markets head lower despite a slew of economic data from the world's third largest economy, Japan, showing signs of a recovery.
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Japan PM offers war repentance to US

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 17:45
related countries: United States United States

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe expresses "deep repentance" over Japan's role in World War Two during an historic address to the US Congress.
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VIDEO: Live: Japanese PM addresses US Congress

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 14:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe becomes the first leader of an east Asian nation to speak to both Chambers of Congress in the US.
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Obama looks to 'conclusion' of TPP

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 5:42
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says the US and Japan are working towards a "swift and successful conclusion" to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
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Honda predicts minimal profit growth

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 10:39
related places: Honda

Japanese carmaker Honda forecasts that profit for the current financial year will rise by just 0.4%, after results fell short of expectations last year.
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Asian shares shrug off Japan data

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 2:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

Shares in Asia open mixed despite US stocks closing lower and a cut to Japan's credit rating.
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Okinawa wants US military far away

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 1:38
related countries: United States United States

Why Americans are unpopular on this tiny Japanese island
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Japan and US unveil defence deal

Monday, April 27th 2015, 16:42
related countries: United States United States

Japan and the US strike deal on new guidelines on their defence co-operation as Japanese leader Shinzo Abe visits the US for talks.
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Arrest over Japan radioactive drone

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 14:25
related places: Tokyo

A man who flew a drone carrying radioactive sand on to the roof of the Japanese prime minister's office has been arrested, Tokyo police say.
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Nishikori battles to Barcelona semi

Friday, April 24th 2015, 20:46
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona

Japanese defending champion Kei Nishikori and Spanish third seed David Ferrer win through to the Barcelona Open semi-finals.
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'High level' radiation in Tokyo park

Friday, April 24th 2015, 5:08
related places: Tokyo

Japanese authorities close off a playground in a Tokyo park after an unusually high level of radiation is detected, report local media.
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VIDEO: Drone lands on Japan's PM's office

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 13:22

A small drone has landed on the roof of Japan's prime minister's office.
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Japan PM offers 'remorse' for WW2

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 11:43
related countries: China China

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe expresses "deep remorse" over his country's actions in World War Two, stopping short of the fresh apology demanded by China.
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Japan court rejects reactor halt bid

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 4:04
related places: Sendai

A local court in Japan rejects an attempt by local residents to halt the restart of two reactors at the Sendai nuclear plant.
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Exports help Japan to trade surplus

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 1:41

Japan records its first trade surplus in three years due to the effects of the weaker yen and lower oil prices.
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Japan train sets new speed record

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 11:54

A Japanese magnetic levitation train breaks its own world speed record, hitting 603km/h (374mph) on a test run near Mount Fuji.
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Japan-Taiwan quake sparks alert

Monday, April 20th 2015, 3:37
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Okinawa

Japanese authorities briefly issue a tsunami alert after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake between Okinawa and Taiwan.
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Japan jet scrambles near record high

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 3:20
related countries: China China, Russia Russia

Japan says it is scrambling fighters at almost Cold War levels in response to foreign aircraft - mainly Russian and Chinese - approaching its airspace.
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Street fashion: Tokyo Camera Style

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 20:53
related places: Tokyo

Not every Tokyo photographer has gone digital
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China shares back up after GDP data

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 7:08
related countries: China China

Markets rise again in China after investors digest growth data showing the mainland's economy slowed further in the three months to March this year.
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Asiana plane skids off Japan runway

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 4:23
related places: Hiroshima

Authorities in Japan investigate how an Asiana Airlines flight came to skid off a runway in Hiroshima, injuring at least 20 people.
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Japan court blocks nuclear restart

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 8:26
related places: Takahama

A Japanese court blocks the restart of two nuclear reactors in the western city of Takahama after locals raise safety concerns.
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VIDEO: Robot films scene in Fukushima reactor

Monday, April 13th 2015, 22:39
related places: Fukushima

A small robot which filmed the first images inside the reactor of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, stopped working just three hours into its mission.
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VIDEO: Japan's green pledge falls short

Monday, April 13th 2015, 15:59

Japan is offering to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2030 - falling short of its earlier Kyoto Agreement pledge.
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VIDEO: Dolphins stranded on Japan beach

Friday, April 10th 2015, 11:29

Nearly 150 melon-headed whales, a species of dolphin, have become stranded on a beach in Japan.
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Japan's Nikkei hits 20,000 level

Friday, April 10th 2015, 9:26

Investors focus on Japan as the country's benchmark Nikkei 225 index trades above 20,000 for the first time since April 2000.
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Foreign book prize reveals shortlist

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 10:21
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

Japanese writer Haruki Murakami makes the shortlist for 2015's Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, alongside newly-translated authors from Equatorial Guinea and Colombia.
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Japan emperor marks Palau war dead

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 5:12
related countries: Palau Palau

Japan's Emperor Akihito visits the Pacific island of Peleliu in Palau, to commemorate those who died in fierce fighting during World War Two.
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Asian markets rally to hit highs

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 9:19

Japan's Nikkei index hit a 15-year high on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan maintained its asset purchase programme in an effort to boost the economy.
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