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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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Japan's stocks lead Asian markets up

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 3:33

Shares in Japan led Asian stocks higher on Monday, boosted by a weaker yen and gains from Wall Street overnight.
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Swimmer aged 100 sets 1,500m record

Monday, April 6th 2015, 10:00

Japanese woman Mieko Nagaoka has no plans to retire after becoming the first 100-year-old to complete a 1,500m swim in a 25m pool.
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Asian shares lower on US jobs data

Monday, April 6th 2015, 8:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Monday, Asia, Friday

Share markets in Asia react on Monday to disappointing US jobs data released on Friday, with Japan's benchmark index closing lower.
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VIDEO: Non-Japanese sumos filling top ranks

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 3:09
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Mongolia Mongolia

After sumo wrestling's streak of champions from countries such as Mongolia and Bulgaria, Japanese fans are yearning for one of their own to win the championship.
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China cracks down on explicit anime

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 16:16
related countries: China China

China says it will create a "blacklist" of banned Japanese anime cartoons, and plans to punish firms that hosted violent and sexual clips online.
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Chinese shares up on factory survey

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 6:30

Chinese shares continue to climb after a government survey suggests that factory activity picked up unexpectedly in March.
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World's oldest person dies in Japan

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 6:02

The world's oldest person, Japan's Misao Okawa, dies from heart failure at the age of 117.
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Tokyo ward certifies 'gay marriage'

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 16:26
related places: Tokyo

The Shibuya ward in Tokyo has become the first place in Japan to recognise same-sex partnerships.
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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.
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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.
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Where are Japan's entrepreneurs?

Monday, March 30th 2015, 19:07

Could a new breed of entrepreneur jump start Japan?
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Who will look after Japan's elderly?

Monday, March 16th 2015, 22:35

Who will look after Japan's elderly?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Japanese women at a crossroads

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 3:33

Why so many Japanese mums don't go back to the jobs market
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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