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Japan says China flag incident 'very regrettable' Japan's foreign minister on Tuesday labelled as "very regrettable" an incident in Beijing in which the national flag was ripped off a car carrying Japan's ambassador, fanning diplomatic tensions.
28 августа 2012
Photo courtesy of North Korea, Japan to hold first direct talks in four years North Korea and Japan this week hold their first direct talks in four years with attention focused on whether they can show progress in overcoming deep-rooted suspicions that have hamstrung ties.
27 августа 2012
Typhoon Bolaven heads for Korea after lashing Japan One of the most powerful typhoons in decades churned towards the Korean peninsula Monday after lashing Japan's Okinawa with heavy rains and wind, leaving at least five injured.
27 августа 2012
US looks at new early-warning radar for Japan: officials US and Japanese officials are considering deploying a new US early-warning radar to Japan to help counter possible missile threats from North Korea.
25 августа 2012
Anti-Japan protests erupt in China over island row Anti-Japan protests broke out in more than a dozen Chinese cities including Beijing and Hong Kong on Sunday as authorities allowed thousands of people to vent anger over an escalating territorial row.
21 августа 2012
Japan's Sharp mulls main businesses sale: report Japan's embattled Sharp Corp. is considering selling off part of its main operations as it looks to plug a gaping hole in its balance sheet.
20 августа 2012
Japan should fortify islets defence: senior politician Japan should strengthen its coast guard to defend disputed islands, the ruling party policy chief said Saturday, a day after Tokyo deported pro-Beijing activists who had sailed there.
19 августа 2012
Photo courtesy of Fukushima caused mutant butterflies: scientists Genetic mutations have been found in three generations of butterflies from near Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, scientists said Tuesday, raising fears radiation could affect other species.
15 августа 2012
Brent crude oil price hits three-month high Crude prices finished mixed Monday after early jumps, with Brent topping $115 a barrel before settling back for a modest gain.
14 августа 2012
Japan mulls international court for S. Korea row Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba said Saturday that Tokyo was considering asking the International Court of Justice to settle a bitter row with South Korea over a disputed island group.
12 августа 2012
Japan lawmakers to approve long-awaited tax hike An unpopular bill to double Japan's sales tax and partially plug its gaping debt hole is set to be passed by lawmakers Friday in a triumph for the prime minister that could also herald the end of his job.
11 августа 2012
Toyota Motor Corp President Akio Toyoda and Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff. ©REUTERS Toyota announces $495 mn investment in Brazil Top Japanese automaker Toyota plans to invest $495 million dollars to build an engine plant in Brazil, the company's president said Wednesday after meeting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.
10 августа 2012
Hiroshima marks anniversary of atomic bombing Tens of thousands of people marked the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Monday, as a rising tide of anti-nuclear sentiment swells in post-Fukushima Japan.
06 августа 2012
Euro stays weak in Asia after ECB disappointment The euro stayed bearish against other currencies in Asia trade Friday after taking a hit from the European Central Bank's announcement of no immediate measures to fight the debt crisis.
03 августа 2012
Olympics: Japan shocked by judo medal failures Japan's judo coaches have admitted their Olympic Games team has performed below expectations after claiming just one gold medal over the first four days of competition.
01 августа 2012
Japan firm says China waste claims 'groundless' A Japanese paper firm whose factory was at the centre of deadly weekend protests in China said Monday it was concerned about the demonstration, but rejected pollution claims as "groundless".
30 июля 2012
Activists hope gay marriage debate will stir Japan Koyuki Higashi is slim, articulate and intelligent, things that make a would-be wife attractive to many in Japan. But Higashi knows she will probably never marry because she is a lesbian.
30 июля 2012
Toyota world's top carmaker in first half: reports Toyota Motor has returned to the top of the global carmakers' league, Japanese media reported on Thursday, after the firm said it had sold almost five million vehicles in the first half of the year.
27 июля 2012
Photo courtesy of Japan customs say pens need weapons import licence Japanese customs officials who impounded 200 pens more than a year ago said Friday the writing implements needed a weapons import licence because they were shaped like bullets.
13 июля 2012
Japan braces for more rain after at least 19 die Southwestern Japan was bracing for the effects of more torrential rain Friday, on top of "unprecedented" downpours that swamped whole neighbourhoods, leaving at least 19 dead and eight missing.
13 июля 2012

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