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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.

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Japan: news

Radiation spike near Fukushima tanks

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 8:55
related places: Fukushima

Radiation levels around tanks storing contaminated water at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have risen again, officials say.
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VIDEO: Will Fukushima leak decide Olympic bid?

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 7:11
related places: Fukushima

There are continuing concerns about the Fukushima nuclear power plant where radiation levels have reached a new high. Some fear that the crisis may hamper Japan's bid to host the Olympic games in 2020.
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Olympus to be prosecuted by SFO

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 5:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Japanese camera and medical equipment maker Olympus and its UK subsidiary Gyrus Group will be prosecuted by the UK's Serious Fraud Office.
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VIDEO: Japan to fund Fukushima ‘ice wall’

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 15:10
related places: Fukushima

Japan is to invest hundreds of millions of dollars into building a frozen wall around the Fukushima nuclear plant to stop leaks of radioactive water.
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Japan to fund Fukushima ‘ice wall’

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 13:06
related places: Fukushima

Japan is to invest hundreds of millions of dollars into building a frozen wall around the Fukushima nuclear plant to stop leaks of radioactive water.
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Fukushima crisis 'has not ended'

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 17:02
related places: Fukushima

The crisis at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant "has not ended", the country's nuclear watchdog warns, saying the situation there is "unstable".
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VIDEO: Fukushima radiation levels warning

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 14:56
related places: Fukushima

Japan's nuclear watchdog has criticised the operator of the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant for a series of radioactive water leaks.
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Fukushima radiation levels warning

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 9:09
related places: Fukushima

Radiation levels around Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant are 18 times higher than previously thought, Japanese authorities warn.
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Japan consumer price rises speed up

Friday, August 30th 2013, 2:32

Consumer prices in Japan rise at the fastest pace in nearly five years in July, as policymakers' attempts to end deflation appear to pay off.
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VIDEO: Testing resumes for Maglev train

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 23:54

Testing on Japan's super-fast Maglev train has resumed after several years of building an extension to its track.
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ANA to buy stake in Burmese carrier

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 8:19
related countries: Burma Burma

Japan's All Nippon Airways says it will acquire a 49% stake in Asian Wings Airways, an airline based in Myanmar, also known as Burma.
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China rules out islands talks

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 6:28
related countries: China China

China rules out a top-level meeting with Japan to discuss a territorial dispute in the East China Sea, accusing Tokyo of "empty talk".
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VIDEO: Meet Tokyo's subway superhero

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 19:56

One Tokyo resident has come up with a solution for struggling commuters which involves a forty dollar super hero costume
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Japan raising Fukushima leak alert

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 16:26
related places: Fukushima

Japan's nuclear agency upgrades the severity level of a radioactive water leak at the Fukushima plant from one to three on an international scale.
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Q&A: Fukushima leak problems

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 11:19
related places: Fukushima

Q&A on the damaged Japanese nuclear plant
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Radioactive water leak at Fukushima

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 10:57
related places: Fukushima

Highly radioactive water leaks from a temporary storage tank into the ground at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator says.
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VIDEO: Volcano covers Japanese city in ash

Monday, August 19th 2013, 4:01

A clean-up operation has begun in Japan after an eruption at a volcano covered an entire city with ash.
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VIDEO: Japan firework blast injures dozens

Friday, August 16th 2013, 6:31
related places: Kyoto

More than 50 people have been injured by an explosion at a summer fireworks festival in Japan's Kyoto prefecture.
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Blast hits Japan fireworks festival

Friday, August 16th 2013, 3:16
related places: Kyoto

More than 50 people are injured, 19 seriously, by an explosion at a summer fireworks festival in Kyoto prefecture, Japan.
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VIDEO: Japanese shrine visit angers Chinese

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 13:31
related countries: China China
related places: Yasukuni

China has lodged a strong complaint with Japan after two of its cabinet ministers visited the Yasukuni shrine
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Japan ministers in Yasukuni visit

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 10:39
related places: Yasukuni

Cabinet ministers visit the Yasukuni shrine to mark Japan's World War II surrender, causing China to summon Japan's ambassador in protest.
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Japan town to scrap 'tsunami boat'

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 10:08

A Japanese town decides to scrap a marooned fishing boat which has become a symbol of the devastating 2011 tsunami, officials say.
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Meet Japan's Chinese residents

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 0:18
related countries: China China

Meet the Chinese residents who call Japan home
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Japanese growth slower than expected

Monday, August 12th 2013, 1:04

Japan's economy expands at a slower pace than most analysts expected in the second quarter.
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VIDEO: How to clean a giant Buddha

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 14:29
related places: Nara

The Great Buddha at Todaiji temple has been given a thorough clean ahead of the Bon festival in Nara, western Japan.
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Japan PM promises Fukushima action

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 4:03
related places: Fukushima

Japan's prime minister pledges action on the Fukushima clean-up, as officials say up to 300 tonnes of radioactive water may be leaking daily.
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Japan unveils 'largest battleship'

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 16:38

Japan unveils its largest warship since World War II, to be used in anti-submarine warfare and border-area surveillance missions.
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Japan call over US Okinawa crash

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 9:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

Japan asks the US to suspend some helicopter operations until a crash at a US base in Okinawa is investigated.
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VIDEO: Fukushima water leak 'emergency'

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 6:44
related places: Fukushima

Japan's nuclear watchdog has said the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is facing a new "emergency" caused by a build-up of radioactive groundwater.
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Fukushima water leak 'emergency'

Monday, August 5th 2013, 17:10
related places: Fukushima

Japan's nuclear watchdog says the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is facing a new "emergency" caused by a build-up of radioactive groundwater.
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Toilet users warned of tech flaw

Monday, August 5th 2013, 11:39

A $5,700 "smart" toilet from Japan can be activated by anyone with the brand's app on their phone, security experts find
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VIDEO: Taking a taxi in Greece and Japan

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 22:55
related countries: Greece Greece

Taxis are transport options in most cities around the world, but how do they vary in price around the globe?
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First talking robot sent into space

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 0:02

Japan launches the world's first talking robot into space to serve as companion to astronaut Kochi Wakata who begins his ISSmission in November.
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VIDEO: Tsunami tourism boosts Japan town

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 20:50

Rikuzentakata, a small fishing town in Japan, still bears the scars of the tsunami produced by the earthquake of 2011 - so much so that it is attracting tourists.
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Chinese online game targets Japan

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 14:11
related countries: China China

An online game that simulates an attack on Japanese-controlled islands is released in China.
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VIDEO: Online game pits China against Japan

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 14:01
related countries: China China

Millions sign up to play online first-person-shooter which invites players to attack Japan
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Sony earnings boosted by weak yen

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 9:07

Japanese electronics giant Sony reports a jump in profits for the April-to-June quarter, boosted by a weak yen and surge in smartphone sales.
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Japan minister retracts Nazi remarks

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 8:17

Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso retracts remarks suggesting Japan could learn from Nazi Germany's constitutional reform.
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Fourth S Korean climber found dead

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 7:28
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The body of a fourth South Korean climber is found in Japan's central Alps, after three bodies were recovered on Tuesday.
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Three S Korean climbers 'found dead'

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 10:33
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Three South Korean climbers who went missing on a Japanese mountain are found dead, local reports say.
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ANA swings to loss on fuel costs

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 9:23

ANA Holdings, which owns Japan's All Nippon Airways, sees a loss for the April-to-June quarter, blaming high fuel costs and the grounding of Boeing 787s.
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China 'dumpling poisoner' tried

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 6:57
related countries: China China

A trial has been held for a Chinese man accused of poisoning dumplings which made 10 people ill in Japan in 2008, officials and state media say.
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Japan reports weak economic data

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 1:43

Japan posts weaker-than-expected economic data, underlining the challenges the government faces as it tries to revive the country's economy.
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Japan 'poet' killer suspect detained

Friday, July 26th 2013, 10:46

Police in Japan say they have arrested a man suspected of killing five elderly people in a remote mountain hamlet.
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Japan sees consumer prices rise

Friday, July 26th 2013, 8:42

Japanese consumer prices rise for the first time in more than a year in June, a sign that policies aimed at ending deflation could be yielding results.
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Japan 'needs marines and drones'

Friday, July 26th 2013, 7:25
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

Japan says it needs marines and surveillance drones, plus better missile defence capabilities, amid concerns over China and North Korea.
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Caroline Kennedy named Japan envoy

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 21:50

President Barack Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of former President John F Kennedy, to be America's ambassador to Japan.
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Japan exports continue to recover

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 4:54

Japanese exports continue to recover, rising for a fourth month in a row in June, boosted by a weak yen and a revival in demand from Europe.
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VIDEO: Fukushima leak causes Japan concern

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 20:30
related places: Fukushima

Japan has said it is taking steps to prevent contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant leaking into the sea.
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Japan takes steps on Fukushima leak

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 12:11
related places: Fukushima

Japan says it is taking steps to prevent contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant leaking into the sea.
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Japan commuters free trapped woman

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 3:35
related places: Tokyo

Dozens of Japanese commuters tilt a train carriage to free a woman who fell between the platform and the train during Tokyo's rush hour.
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VIDEO: Japanese PM wants a stronger economy

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 15:02

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe says his win in Sunday's upper house elections will help him form a stable cabinet, ending political volatility.
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Japan PM Abe hails poll 'victory'

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 21:31

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his predicted victory in upper house elections will help him form a stable cabinet, ending political volatility.
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VIDEO: Japan PM 'wins key upper house poll'

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 18:02

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has won a majority in the upper house, exit polls suggest.
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Japan PM 'wins key upper house poll'

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 14:06

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe wins a majority in the upper house, giving him full control of parliament for the first time in six years, exit polls say.
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Japan votes in key upper house poll

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 8:53

Japan is voting in an election for the upper house expected to deliver a win for PM Shinzo Abe - and return more stability to the political scene.
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Theremin world record set in Japan

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 23:56

Japanese musicians set a new world record for the biggest number of players on the theremin - the musical instrument used without actually being touched.
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Pioneering stem cell trial approved

Friday, July 19th 2013, 10:28

The first trial of stem cells produced from a patient's own body has been approved by the Japanese government.
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