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

Taiwan and Norway sign up to AIIB

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 14:56
related countries: Norway Norway, Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan and Norway join 40 nations to sign up to the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, but Japan has yet to decide whether to join.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan extends North Korea sanctions

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 3:02
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Japan extends sanctions against North Korea for two more years, citing no progress in talks on abducted Japanese nationals.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Where are Japan's entrepreneurs?

Monday, March 30th 2015, 19:07

Could a new breed of entrepreneur jump start Japan?
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan overrules Okinawa head on base

Monday, March 30th 2015, 7:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

Japan's fisheries minister overrules an order by the Okinawa governor suspending work on a new US military base, amid a deepening stand-off.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Huge anime event takes over Tokyo

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 10:08
related places: Tokyo

Organisers say half a million people are expected to attend the event for anime and Japanese comic lovers
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Tech to help navigate Tokyo transport

Friday, March 27th 2015, 14:39
related places: Tokyo

How beacon technology can help you navigate Tokyo’s complicated public transport system.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Work earlier in summer, says Japan PM

Friday, March 27th 2015, 12:17

Japan's prime minister says people should start work earlier during summer months for a better work-life balance.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan economy at brink of deflation

Friday, March 27th 2015, 5:10

Annual core consumer inflation in Japan, the world's third-largest economy, stopped rising for the first time in nearly two years in February.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Asian stocks fall on factory data

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 6:52
related countries: China China

Most Asian stock markets fall after two private surveys indicate manufacturing activity has weakened in China and Japan, Asia's two largest economies.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan man held for US embassy threat

Friday, March 20th 2015, 7:30
related countries: United States United States

Japanese police arrest a man for threats made against the US embassy, following multiple death threats against Ambassador Caroline Kennedy.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

China and Japan hold security talks

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 16:40
related countries: China China

China and Japan are holding their first high-level security talks in four years, following tensions over territorial and historical issues.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Caroline Kennedy threatened in Japan

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 15:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tokyo

The US embassy in Tokyo reports receiving phone calls threatening Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and another diplomat.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: When doomsday cult attacked Tokyo subway

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 21:58
related places: Tokyo

Man's guilt over surviving 1995 Tokyo sarin gas attack
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Who will look after Japan's elderly?

Monday, March 16th 2015, 22:35

Who will look after Japan's elderly?
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan marks tsunami anniversary

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 16:23

Ceremonies are held to mark the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, as the country's emperor says the situation for survivors remains severe.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Fukushima's 'nuclear refugees'

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 23:57
related places: Fukushima

Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has vowed to draw up a new five-year plan to speed up the rebuilding of the area of Fukushima after the tsunami disaster four years ago.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japanese women at a crossroads

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 3:33

Why so many Japanese mums don't go back to the jobs market
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Japan's struggling seaweed industry

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 21:05

Japan's seaweed industry misses out on growth plans
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »


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.