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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 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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VIDEO: 'Jetman' flies around Mount Fuji

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 11:58
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy - otherwise known as Jetman - flies around Japan's Mount Fuji in a jet pack.
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Nissan shares fall on profit outlook

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 8:36
related places: Tokyo

Shares of Japanese carmaker Nissan fall 10% to 861 yen in Tokyo after the firm cuts its full-year profit forecast.
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Japan 'disappointed' by Park remarks

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 7:48
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Japan is disappointed by comments from the South Korean president effectively ruling out a summit due to historical issues, an official says.
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Rock-paper-scissors bot always 'wins'

Monday, November 4th 2013, 13:23

A robot developed by Japanese scientists is so fast it can win the rock-paper-scissors game against a human every single time.
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S Korea's Park highlights Japan rift

Monday, November 4th 2013, 0:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

South Korea's president tells the BBC there is "no purpose" to talks with Japan, even as the region struggles to rein in North Korea's nuclear capability.
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VIDEO: S Korea's Park highlights Japan rift

Monday, November 4th 2013, 0:08
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United Kingdom United Kingdom

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye highlights a deep rift with Japan, in an interview with the BBC ahead of her visit to the UK.
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Nissan cuts annual profit forecast

Friday, November 1st 2013, 9:01

Japanese car-maker Nissan cuts its earnings forecasts, saying it is feeling the pinch of tougher market conditions and recent recalls.
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Sony shares plunge on forecast cut

Friday, November 1st 2013, 6:24

Shares of Japanese electronics giant Sony plunge 11% on the Tokyo Stock Exchange after the firm cuts its profit forecast.
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Japan sea species 'face extinction'

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 14:57

Japanese hunting of dolphins, smaller whales and porpoises is threatening some species with extinction, an environmental group says.
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VIDEO: 'Towerfying' zombies surround landmark

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 12:32

Over 1,000 people in Japan dress up as zombies and surround Tokyo Tower as part of Halloween celebrations.
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Sony slashes profit forecast by 40%

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 10:37

Japanese electronic giant Sony slashes its full-year profit forecast by 40% as it continues to struggle.
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VIDEO: Japan panel 'wants Tepco break-up'

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 13:12
related places: Fukushima

The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant should be broken up, a committee is set to propose according to unnamed sources.
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Fukushima operator 'should split up'

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 6:54
related places: Fukushima

The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant should be broken up, a committee is set to propose according to unnamed sources.
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Japan warns China on islands row

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 9:11
related countries: China China

Japan's defence minister says China's behaviour over disputed East China Sea islands is jeopardising peace, amid heightened tensions.
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Japan banks in yakuza gangster probe

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 8:58

Japan's Financial Services Agency will inspect three major banks, including Mitsubishi, over possible transactions involving yakuza organised crime gangs.
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ANC demands US terror list apology

Monday, October 28th 2013, 14:43
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United States United States

South Africa's ANC demands an apology after senior official Tokyo Sexwale was detained at a US airport because he remains on a terrorist watchlist.
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Rio to sell coal mine stake for $1bn

Monday, October 28th 2013, 10:51
related countries: Australia Australia, Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Clermont

Rio Tinto is to sell its 50% share in Australia's Clermont coal mine to Swiss commodities giant Glencore Xstrata and Japan's Sumitomo.
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Climbers die on New Zealand mountain

Monday, October 28th 2013, 5:47
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Two climbers - a Japanese national and a New Zealander - die after becoming trapped by bad weather on Mount Taranaki, police say.
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Lorenzo wins to extend title fight

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 6:57

Jorge Lorenzo beats Marc Marquez to win the Japan MotoGP and ensure the title fight goes down to the final race of the season.
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Small tsunami hits Japan after quake

Friday, October 25th 2013, 19:32
related places: Fukushima

A small tsunami triggered by a quake hits Japan's eastern coast - where the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is located - but no damage is reported.
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Restoring Japan's tsunami-hit photos

Friday, October 25th 2013, 5:18

Images of the 2011 Japanese tsunami go on show
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S Korea in disputed islands drill

Friday, October 25th 2013, 4:58
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean forces carry out a drill aimed at repelling foreign landings on disputed islands at the heart of a row with Japan.
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The men who prefer virtual girlfriends to sex

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 0:18

The Japanese men who prefer virtual girlfriends to sex
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VIDEO: Japan braced for Typhoon Francisco

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 22:19

Vulnerable residents on the Japanese island of Izu Oshima have been evacuated to the mainland ahead of the arrival of Typhoon Francisco.
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Japan extends Fukushima clean-up

Monday, October 21st 2013, 14:09
related places: Fukushima

Japan says plans to de-contaminate towns and villages close to the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant will be delayed by up to three more years.
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Japan in 15th straight trade deficit

Monday, October 21st 2013, 1:13

Japan posts a trade deficit for the 15th month in a row in September as a weak yen pushes up import costs.
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VIDEO: Muscle suit that lets you lift 50kg

Friday, October 18th 2013, 8:03

At the Japanese technology show, Ceatec, Spencer Kelly tries a muscle suit which gives him extra strength.
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Japan rescuers seek typhoon missing

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 7:22

Rescuers on Japan's Izu Oshima island search through the night for survivors of Typhoon Wipha, which killed at least 18 people.
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Typhoon Wipha kills 17 in Japan

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 9:47
related places: Tokyo

At least 17 people die as a powerful typhoon hits Japan's eastern coast, the most powerful to affect Tokyo in a decade.
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Renowned Japanese cartoonist dies

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 15:43

Japanese cartoonist Takashi Yanase, creator of the popular Anpanman series, dies at 94.
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Vettel closes on title with win

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 7:39

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel wins the Japanese GP from team-mate Mark Webber, but must wait to seal his fourth world title.
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Webber will not aid Vettel title bid

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 20:29

Mark Webber says he will race to win the Japanese GP despite team-mate Sebastian Vettel being on the brink of the title.
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Webber takes pole ahead of Vettel

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 6:19

Mark Webber beats Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel to pole position at the Japanese GP, with Lewis Hamilton third.
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Webber tops Japan final practice

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 3:08
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Red Bull's Mark Webber beats Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton to set the pace in final practice at the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Vettel heads Japan second practice

Friday, October 11th 2013, 6:52

Sebastian Vettel heads Mark Webber in a Red Bull one-two during Friday practice at the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Ten dead in Japan hospital fire

Friday, October 11th 2013, 4:52

A fire breaks out in a hospital in southern Japan early on Friday, killing eight patients and two workers, police say.
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Hamilton top in Mercedes one-two

Friday, October 11th 2013, 2:48
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton leads Nico Rosberg in a Mercedes one-two ahead of both Red Bulls in first practice at the Japanese Grand Prix.
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