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Stem cell scandal scientist resigns

Friday, December 19th 2014, 12:27

A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.
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Japan 'could preserve tsunami sites'

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 19:11

A panel in Japan puts forward a plan to protect four buildings damaged by the 2011 tsunami and earthquake, including a former elementary school.
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VIDEO: Heavy snow kills five in Japan

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 10:20

At least five people have died following heavy snowfall and tidal surges in Japan.
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Turbulence hits US-bound plane

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 5:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tokyo

A US-bound passenger plane is forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo after several people were injured by severe turbulence.
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McDonald's rations chips in Japan

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 12:11

Fast food company McDonald's is rationing fries in Japan as it struggles to cope with a chip shortage.
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Japan cull after bird flu outbreak

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 10:40

Japan has culled around 4,000 chickens after a highly infectious strain of bird flu was detected on a poultry farm.
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Abe win fails to boost Japan's Nikkei

Monday, December 15th 2014, 9:40

The victory by Shinzo Abe's coalition in Japan's election failed to boost the market, with investors focusing more on a disappointing Tankan business survey.
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Comfortable win for emboldened Abe

Monday, December 15th 2014, 7:15

What will Japan PM do with his new mandate?
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Japanese PM Abe wins re-election

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 19:04

Japan's ruling coalition wins a new two-thirds majority in parliamentary elections seen as a referendum on PM Shinzo Abe's economic policy.
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China commemorates Nanjing massacre

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 8:26
related countries: China China
related places: Nanjing

Chinese President Xi Jinping presides over his country's first state commemoration of the Nanjing massacre, committed by Japanese troops in 1937.
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VIDEO: Why do Japan's women give up work?

Friday, December 12th 2014, 7:35

Ahead of Japan's general election, Rupert Wingfield Hayes reports on Shinzo Abe's attempts to get women back into the workforce after they have children
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Could women help fix broken Japan?

Friday, December 12th 2014, 0:25

Could women help fix broken Japan?
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Japan's Nikkei leads Asia lower

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 6:40
related countries: China China

Asian shares were mostly lower as data from the region's leaders, China and Japan, showed weaker economic growth.
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Quake victims need 'uplifting mail'

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 16:24

A Japanese group seeks letters from foreign schoolchildren to encourage survivors of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
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New Godzilla film to be made in Japan

Monday, December 8th 2014, 11:23

A new Godzilla film is announced by Japanese film studio Toho following the box office success of Hollywood's latest remake of the monster movies.
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Asia shares up despite economic data

Monday, December 8th 2014, 9:39
related countries: United States United States

Asian shares were higher despite weak Chinese trade data and news that Japan's recession was deeper than originally estimated.
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Japan recession deeper than estimated

Monday, December 8th 2014, 1:14

Japan's economy shrank more than initially estimated in the third quarter, according to revised gross domestic product (GDP) figures released on Monday.
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Japan PM shows strong lead in polls

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 6:10

Two days after campaigning begins for Japan's snap election, polls show Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on course for a convincing win.
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Japan's SoftBank invests in GrabTaxi

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 1:27
related places: Tokyo

Tokyo-based mobile carrier giant Softbank Corp says it has invested $250m (£159.2m) in one of Southeast Asia's fastest growing taxi app services, GrabTaxi
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Takata refuses airbag recall demand

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 20:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Takata

The Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata refuses a request by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to expand a recall of cars containing its faulty airbags.
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Bianchi 'did not slow sufficiently'

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 17:21

Jules Bianchi did not slow down sufficiently to avoid losing control when he crashed at the Japanese GP, an FIA accident report has found.
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Nikkei hits new seven-year high

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 8:27

Japan's Nikkei share index hits a fresh seven-year high despite Moody's move to cut the country's credit rating.
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Japan downgraded amid debt doubts

Monday, December 1st 2014, 14:22

Moody's cuts Japan's credit rating by one notch over rising doubts about its ability to reduce debt levels.
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Newspaper retracts 'sex slaves' term

Friday, November 28th 2014, 13:51
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

Japan's biggest paper retracts use of the term "sex slaves" for women who worked in World War Two army brothels in a controversial move.
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Weak yen and oil price lifts Nikkei

Friday, November 28th 2014, 9:35

Japan's Nikkei closes at its highest level for two weeks, with exporters boosted by a weaker yen and airline shares helped by falling oil prices.
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India relaxes visas to boost tourism

Friday, November 28th 2014, 6:24
related countries: Australia Australia, Brazil Brazil, India India, United States United States

Tourists from US, Australia, Brazil, Germany and Japan can now get visas on arrival in India after the country extended its limited scheme.
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Japan reporter denies S Korea libel

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 11:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A Japanese reporter denies defaming South Korean President Park Geun-hye, at the start of a trial criticised by Japan and local journalists.
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Quigg and McDonnell retain titles

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 23:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Scott Quigg defends his WBA world super-bantamweight title with a unanimous points win over Japan's Hidenori Otake.
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Japanese PM Abe dissolves parliament

Friday, November 21st 2014, 6:57

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe dissolves parliament paving the way for a snap election in December, as local media polls show a low level of support.
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VIDEO: Police raid Japan widow's home

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 14:08

Police in Japan have raided the homes of a 67-year-old Japanese woman arrested on suspicion of poisoning her husband, as details of six former partners' deaths emerge in local media.
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Japan woman arrested for 'poisoning'

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 11:19

Police raid the homes of a 67-year-old Japanese woman suspected of poisoning her husband, as details of six ex-partners' deaths emerge.
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Asia trades on China and Japan data

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 10:54
related countries: China China

Asian shares were mixed on Thursday after trade data from the world's third largest economy, Japan, showed that global demand was picking up.
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F1 driver Bianchi 'out of coma'

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 17:08

Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi is no longer in an artificial coma after crashing at the Japanese Grand Prix, his parents confirm.
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Asian shares lower after BOJ meeting

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 9:52

Shares in Asia fell back on Wednesday as the Bank of Japan kept its monetary policy unchanged, a month after it announced a surprise easing.
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Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi fined $315m

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 20:58
related places: Tokyo

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi is fined $315m for watering down a report about its transactions with sanctioned countries.
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VIDEO: Japan PM Abe calls snap election

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 16:41

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls a snap election for the middle of December.
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Japan PM Abe calls snap election

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 13:38

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls an early election as he seeks public support for reforms to tackle the struggling economy.
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VIDEO: Why has Abe called an election?

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 13:22

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called an early election, two years ahead of schedule.
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Japan cuts Antarctic whale target

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 8:49

Japan says it will resume its controversial whale hunt in the Antarctic ocean in 2015, but cuts its kill target by two-third.
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Japanese shares lead Asian markets

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 7:39

Japanese shares led Asian markets on Tuesday after closing down on Monday on news of a recession in the world's third largest economy.
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Japanese actor Ken Takakura dies

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 7:20

Veteran Japanese actor Ken Takakura, renowned for his brooding style and stoic roles, dies of lymphoma at the age of 83.
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VIDEO: 'Japanese have stopped spending'

Monday, November 17th 2014, 11:03

Japan's economy unexpectedly shrinks for the second consecutive quarter, marking a technical recession in the world's third largest economy.
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Asian shares lower on Japan GDP data

Monday, November 17th 2014, 9:44

Asian markets traded lower on Monday on news that Japan's economy contracted for a second consecutive quarter, marking a recession.
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Japan's economy falls into recession

Monday, November 17th 2014, 9:06

Japan's economy unexpectedly shrank for a second consecutive quarter, marking a technical recession in the world's third largest economy.
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US base opponent wins Okinawa poll

Monday, November 17th 2014, 2:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Okinawa

An opponent of a US base relocation plan has won the Okinawa governor's election, local reports say, in another setback for the controversial proposal.
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Caterham retain Kobayashi for finale

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 23:49
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Kobayashi

Caterham announce they will retain Japanese driver Kamui Kobyashi for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
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VIDEO: GWR's new trains unveiled in Japan

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 12:37

Great Western Railway's new trains have been unveiled at a ceremony in Japan.
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Train fans experience maglev speed

Friday, November 14th 2014, 11:28

Super-fast train reaches the eye-watering speed of 500km/h (311mph) during test run in central Japan.
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Asian shares mixed after Nikkei high

Friday, November 14th 2014, 7:06

Asian markets were trading mixed after Japanese shares led gains to hit at a fresh seven-year high.
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VIDEO: Hunt for needle in haystack 'is art'

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 18:30
related countries: France France, Italy Italy
related places: Loisy, Paris, Tokyo

Palais de Tokyo director Jean de Loisy explains why Italian performance artist Sven Sachsalber is trying to find a needle in a pile of hay in a contemporary art gallery in Paris.
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Nikkei leads shares to another high

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 9:46

Asian shares traded mixed on Thursday, as Japanese stocks raced to a new seven year high on speculation of a sales tax delay.
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Nikkei hits another seven-year high

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 7:48

Leading Japanese shares hit another seven-year high on Wednesday, adding to the big gains seen this week.
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Japan man burns to death in protest

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 7:21
related places: Tokyo

A Japanese man burns himself to death in Tokyo in an apparent protest against a recent shift in military policy.
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Japan's Nikkei hits seven-year high

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 10:37

Japan's Nikkei index closes at a new seven-year high after reports that a planned sales tax increase might be postponed.
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China and Japan in ice-breaker talks

Monday, November 10th 2014, 10:46
related countries: China China, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Beijing

The leaders of China and Japan hold formal talks on the sidelines of a major Asian summit, after years of tension over a territorial row.
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VIDEO: China films fuel anti-Japan feeling

Monday, November 10th 2014, 3:17
related countries: China China

As leaders from Asia-Pacific nations gather for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit, the BBC's John Sudworth reports on what is seen as the historically difficult relationship between China and Japan.
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Murray beaten by Nishikori in London

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 15:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Nishikori

Britain's Andy Murray is beaten 6-4 6-4 by Japan's Kei Nishikori in the opening match of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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China and Japan smooth islands row

Friday, November 7th 2014, 13:44
related countries: China China

China and Japan agree to acknowledge differences over a disputed chain of islands in the East China Sea, setting up mechanisms to manage the crisis.
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Japan governor backs reactor restart

Friday, November 7th 2014, 9:49
related places: Fukushima

A local authority gives its approval for the first of Japan's nuclear power station to be restarted after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
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Toyota raises profit forecast

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 9:56
related places: Toyota

Japan's biggest car manufacturer, Toyota, raises its full-year net profit forecast by more than 12%, citing a weaker yen and cost cutting efforts.
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Nissan profits boosted by US sales

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 10:35
related countries: United States United States

One of Japan's biggest carmakers, Nissan, reports a 25% increase in half-year profits as strong US sales help to offset weaker demand elsewhere.
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Japan's Nikkei hits seven-year high

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 10:03

Japanese shares continued to rally, jumping to a seven-year peak on Tuesday after last week's surprise stimulus move by the country's central bank.
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VIDEO: 'Fireball meteor' seen over Japan

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 9:57

People in western Japan reported sightings of a sparkling light racing across the sky on Monday evening.
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