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Kvyat tops rainy second practice

Friday, September 25th 2015, 6:48
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Daniil Kvyat is fastest in a wet second practice at the Japanese GP, as Lewis Hamilton rues a day learning "diddly squat".
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Minister resigns over Tokyo stadium

Friday, September 25th 2015, 5:24
related places: Tokyo

Japan's Education and Sports Minister Hakubun Shimomura tenders his resignation over cancelled plans for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Stadium.
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Sainz top in Japan first practice

Friday, September 25th 2015, 2:41
related places: Suzuka

Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz sets the pace in a drenched first practice at the Japanese Grand Prix, as Lewis Hamilton is fifth.
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Japan core inflation falls in August

Friday, September 25th 2015, 2:14

Core consumer prices in the world's third largest economy, Japan, fell on an annual basis for the first time in over two years in August.
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Shares in Japan fall after holiday

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 8:45

Japanese shares fell as trading restarted after a three-day holiday, with shares in carmakers hit by the fallout from the VW emissions scandal.
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F1 hard to watch - Bianchi's father

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 5:00

Almost a year on from his son's fatal crash in Japan, Jules Bianchi's father, Philippe, discusses the loss suffered by his family.
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Scotland 45-10 Japan

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 15:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland run in five second-half tries as they open their World Cup campaign with victory over Japan at Kingsholm.
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Japan not one-hit wonders - Jones

Monday, September 21st 2015, 19:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Coach Eddie Jones warns Scotland that Japan want to be more than "one-hit wonders" after their upset against South Africa.
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Scotland ready for 'ferocious' Japan

Monday, September 21st 2015, 15:43

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter is expecting a high-intensity World Cup opener against in-form Japan.
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VIDEO: 'World Cup game goes down in history'

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 9:36
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Rugby World Cup 2015: Reaction to Japan's surprise win in its Rugby World Cup match against two-time world champions South Africa.
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South Africa 32-34 Japan

Saturday, September 19th 2015, 22:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Karne Hesketh scores a dramatic last-minute try as Japan beat South Africa in arguably the biggest upset in rugby history.
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China decries new Japan military laws

Saturday, September 19th 2015, 10:42
related countries: China China

China warns Japan "not to endanger" peace in the region after it passed controversial laws expanding the role of its military abroad.
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Japan to allow military role overseas

Friday, September 18th 2015, 18:11

Japan's parliament votes to allow the military to fight overseas for the first time since the end of World War Two 70 years ago.
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Taj Mahal tourist dies 'after selfie'

Friday, September 18th 2015, 10:39

A Japanese tourist dies at the Taj Mahal after allegedly slipping down a staircase, with one eyewitness saying the tourist had been taking a selfie.
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Scuffles as Japan debates security bill

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 11:00

Scuffles broke out in Japan's upper house as a committee debates and approves controversial plans to expand the role of the armed forces.
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VIDEO: Scuffles break out in Japan's parliament

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 4:25

Scuffles and arguing broke out in Japan's parliament building, as wrangling continued over the country's security bill.
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Suzuki buys back Volkswagen's stake

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 2:29
related countries: Germany Germany

Japanese automaker Suzuki has bought back a nearly 20% stake held by German carmaker Volkswagen for 460bn yen ($3.8bn; £2.4bn).
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Japan's shares up despite trade data

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 1:50

Japanese shares head higher on Thursday despite trade data for August coming in below market expectations.
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Chinese shares continue to fall

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 8:27

Chinese shares continue to head lower on Tuesday, extending the previous session's losses.
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Toshiba sales lowest for 18 months

Monday, September 14th 2015, 10:10

Japan's troubled Toshiba posts a first-quarter net loss for the three months to June as sales fell to their lowest point in two and a half years.
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VIDEO: Moment Japanese volcano erupted

Monday, September 14th 2015, 3:42

A volcano on Japan's main southern island of Kyushu has erupted, sending clouds of black smoke and ash into the air.
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Teaching Japan to take more risks

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 23:00

The man teaching Japan to take more risks
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Japan flooding in pictures

Friday, September 11th 2015, 15:25

Images of the dramatic flooding that has hit north-eastern Japan.
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Bitcoin chief charged in Japan

Friday, September 11th 2015, 14:32

The founder of MtGox - once the world's biggest bitcoin exchange - has been formally charged with embezzlement amid an investigation into millions of dollars of Bitcoin losses.
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Japan rescues amid deadly flooding

Friday, September 11th 2015, 8:24

Rescue work is continuing across northeast Japan, where at least three people have died in severe flooding and many remain stranded.
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Asian shares end the week mostly down

Friday, September 11th 2015, 8:11
related places: Tokyo

Asia's markets were mostly down on Friday following a rocky week featuring particularly volatile swings in Tokyo.
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Japan Post to raise $11.5bn by listing

Friday, September 11th 2015, 1:18

Japan Post will raise as much as 1.39tn yen ($11.5bn, £7.4bn) in a stock market listing that would be one of the world's biggest this year.
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VIDEO: Japan plagued by natural disasters

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 18:23

The widespread flooding in north-east Japan is just the latest in a recent run of natural disasters to affect Japan.
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VIDEO: Goal-keeping dog breaks own record

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 14:50
related places: Chiba

Purin the beagle, from Chiba in Japan, breaks her own Guinness World Record by catching 14 mini-footballs in one minute using her paws.
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Massive flooding swamps Japan city

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 14:38
related places: Tokyo

Tens of thousands of people abandon their homes and the city of Joso is flooded as "unprecedented" rain continues to fall in northeast Japan.
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Asia shares down on economic worries

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 8:23
related countries: China China

Markets in Asia were mostly lower on Thursday as economic data from Japan and China made investors cautious.
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VIDEO: Man winched from Japan rooftop

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 8:06

Dramatic pictures from Joso city show the moment a man is winched from his rooftop as floodwaters surge.
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VIDEO: House dragged away by Japan flood

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 6:52
related places: Tokyo

Floodwaters pour through a small city north of Tokyo, Japan, stranding residents who waved for help from second floor balconies and their roofs.
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Japan's shares close up nearly 8%

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 8:47

Japan's Nikkei closes up almost 8% on Wednesday - its biggest one-day jump since late 2008.
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Japan's shares lose this year's gains

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 8:34

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 sees year-to-date gains wiped out as the index falls below 17,450.77 points
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Troubled Toshiba posts $318m loss

Monday, September 7th 2015, 9:09

Troubled Japanese conglomerate Toshiba posts a net loss of 37.8bn yen ($318m; £209.3m) for the year to March.
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VIDEO: Rebirth for Japan's nuclear 'ghost town'

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 13:49
related places: Fukushima

A Japanese town near the Fukushima nuclear plant has been declared safe from radiation and is inviting residents to return.
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Japan reopens radiation-hit town

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 11:45
related places: Fukushima

Japan permanently lifts an evacuation order for a town hit by the Fukushima nuclear disaster that followed the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
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VIDEO: Japan's moving castle - in 40 secs

Friday, September 4th 2015, 14:18
related places: Hirosaki

Timelapse footage shows the start of project to move a 400-year-old castle tower in the north-eastern Japanese city of Hirosaki to a nearby site.
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Japan stocks touch seven-month low

Friday, September 4th 2015, 9:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday

Shares in Japan fell as much as 3% on Friday, touching a seven-month low, as the yen strengthened against the dollar ahead of the latest US job numbers.
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China parade marks victory over Japan

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 17:04

China has held a lavish parade in Beijing to mark the defeat of Japan in World War Two, showcasing its military on an unprecedented scale.
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VIDEO: Behind the scenes at China WW2 parade

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 15:34
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China has held a massive parade in Beijing to mark the defeat of Japan in World War Two.
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Nissan invests £100m in UK plant

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 11:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sunderland

Japanese carmaker Nissan announces it will invest £100m in its UK plant at Sunderland to build the new Juke model.
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VIDEO: When Japanese and Western concertos collide

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 10:53

Miyabi, a brand new violin concerto, combines Japanese and western musical tradition
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VIDEO: Why is China showing military might now?

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 8:49
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

As China holds a lavish parade in Beijing to mark the defeat of Japan in World War Two, John Sudworth asks why China is choosing to showcase its military might on such an unprecedented scale now.
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VIDEO: Who are Japan's Yakuza? In 60 secs

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 18:35

Who are Japan's mysterious Yakuza gangsters? BBC News explains, in 60 seconds.
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Japanese suggest new Olympic logos

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 4:43

Japanese people are making suggestions for a new 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games logo, as the official one was scrapped.
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo scrapped

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 13:38

The logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games is scrapped after allegations that it was plagiarised.
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The grandeur of Tokyo's Hotel Okura in pictures

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 7:18
related places: Tokyo

Images then and now of much-loved but doomed Hotel Okura
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Tackling the deadliest day for Japanese teenagers

Monday, August 31st 2015, 20:50

Tackling the deadliest day for Japan's teenagers
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Tokyo's iconic Okura hotel closes

Monday, August 31st 2015, 15:06
related places: Tokyo

Tokyo's famous Okura hotel closes ahead of its demolition and redevelopment for the 2020 Olympics.
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Chinese shares lead Asia lower

Monday, August 31st 2015, 8:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

Chinese shares are lower on fears of further market volatility and ahead of economic data expected to point to a further economic slowdown.
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VIDEO: 'Unprecedented protests' in Japan

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 12:35

Thousands of people have protested outside of Japan's parliament against new legislation that would allow the military to deploy overseas.
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Protest over Japanese military law

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 11:08

Thousands gather outside the Japanese parliament to protest against plans to allow the military to deploy overseas.
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Taiwan metro cards to show porn star

Friday, August 28th 2015, 11:47
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan's capital is to introduce a metro swipe-card featuring the Japanese porn actress Yui Hatano, despite controversy over the use of her image.
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VIDEO: Massive fire at steel factory in Japan

Monday, August 24th 2015, 8:50
related places: Haneda, Tokyo

A large fire has broken out at a steel plant near Haneda airport south of the Japanese capital, Tokyo.
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Fire breaks out at Japan steel plant

Monday, August 24th 2015, 6:14
related places: Kawasaki

A large fire breaks out at a steel plant in Kawasaki, close to Japan's Tokyo Haneda international airport, but there are no reports of injuries.
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Blaze hits US Army base in Japan

Monday, August 24th 2015, 2:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sagamihara

Firefighters in Japan tackle a blaze triggered by an explosion at a US Army base in the city of Sagamihara, the Pentagon says.
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VIDEO: Storms threaten Taiwan and Caribbean

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 11:29
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Typhoons are threatening parts of Taiwan and Japan, while a tropical storm tracks across the Caribbean. Tomasz Schafernaker has the latest details.
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How one migrant made it in the US

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 21:30
related countries: United States United States

How one Japanese migrant made it in the US
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Nikkei shrugs off weak growth data

Monday, August 17th 2015, 8:19

Japan's Nikkei index rises, despite fresh data showing the country's economy contracted during the second quarter of the year.
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Japan hit by weaker economic growth

Monday, August 17th 2015, 3:38

Japan's economy shrinks in the second quarter of the year, in a setback for the government's reform policy.
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Veterans mark VJ Day anniversary

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 20:23

Veterans of World War Two have taken part in events to mark the 70th anniversary of VJ Day, when Japan surrendered and the war ended.
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Japan emperor 'remorseful' over WW2

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 14:52
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Japanese Emperor Akihito expresses "deep remorse" over Japan's role in World War Two on the 70th anniversary of the end of the conflict.
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VIDEO: Anti-Japan protests on WW2 anniversary

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 13:32
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Protesters in South Korea have burned anti-Japan placards outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul, on the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two.
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VIDEO: Japan commemorations - in 60 seconds

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 6:08

Japan holds a memorial service to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two.
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