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Japan industrial production drops againupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 04:55:00

Japan added to global growth jitters on Friday by posting unexpectedly weak industrial production numbers for July and a muted outlook for August and September.

Japan regrets Beijing flag snatchingupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 01:50:00

Japan on Tuesday described an attack on a car carrying the country's ambassador in Beijing as "very regrettable."

Islands dispute reopening old wounds in China and Japanupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 05:15:00

The policeman tapping on our car window makes it clear we are in a no-go area before placing his hand over the lens of our camera.

History clouds China-Japan island disputeupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 05:15:00

CNN's Stan Grant looks at the law, the claims and counter-claims to ask: who owns the island claimed by China and Japan.

Anti-Japan protests erupt in China amid island disputeupdated: Mon Aug 20 2012 02:22:00

Furious anti-Japan protests erupted in Chinese cities Sunday after a Japanese group landed on an island that both countries say is theirs.

China urges Japan to halt disputed island visitupdated: Sat Aug 18 2012 09:38:00

Beijing urged Japan Saturday not to "undermine China's territorial sovereignty," ahead of a planned trip by Japanese lawmakers to a disputed island chain in the East China Sea, state media reported.

Japan deporting Chinese held over island landingupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 09:17:00

Japan is deporting the 14 Chinese nationals arrested over a disputed island chain in the East China Sea, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said Friday, in a resolution aimed at ending a diplomatic incident between the two nations.

After flag-raising on island, 14 Chinese held in Japanupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 05:05:00

A diplomatic row has erupted between Japan and China after a group of Chinese nationals were photographed raising flags on a disputed island in the East China Sea before being arrested, the latest incident in rising territorial tensions in North Asia.

Pilot rescued after U.S. jet crash in Japan updated: Fri Jul 27 2012 11:37:00

A pilot who ejected before a U.S. fighter jet crashed into the waters off northern Japan on Sunday was rescued and was in stable condition, military officials said.

The fight for nuclear energy in Japanupdated: Mon Jul 23 2012 04:52:00

Anti-nuclear protests in Japan get bigger. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports the government is bringing reactors back online.

Report: Japan nuclear workers told to hide radiation levelsupdated: Sun Jul 22 2012 08:05:00

Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is investigating a report that workers at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were told to use lead covers in order to hide unsafe radiation levels, an official said.

Tens of thousands demonstrate against nuclear power in Japanupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 07:46:00

Tens of thousands of people crowded into a park in central Tokyo on Monday to protest the use of nuclear power in Japan, highlighting the growing opposition to atomic energy in the country since the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

Torrential rains kill at least 19 people in southern Japanupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 01:35:00

Exceptionally heavy rains have killed at least 19 people and flooded hundreds of houses on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, the local authorities said Friday.

Thousands show up for panda cubsupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 06:10:00

Fans greet 12 giant panda cubs born in 2011 at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center in China.

Japan's rare baby panda dies week after birthupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 06:10:00

The first giant panda to be born in Japan in 24 years has died just one week after generating huge excitement in the country as locals celebrated the rare birth.

Three anti-whaling activists detainedupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 02:23:00

Japan holds three Australian anti-whaling activists accused of illegally boarding a Japanese ship. Kyung Lah reports.

Japan raises funds for disputed islandsupdated: Tue Jul 03 2012 20:47:00

Japanese people are chipping in to buy a set of islands, that are in a territorial dispute with China.

Russia angers Japan with visit to disputed islandupdated: Tue Jul 03 2012 20:47:00

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited islands claimed by both Russia and Japan on Tuesday, provoking an angry reaction from Tokyo.

Japan ends nuclear freezeupdated: Sun Jul 01 2012 02:18:00

Japan is set to restart its first nuclear reactor since the Fukushima meltdown.

Japan set to power up nuclear reactor amid protestsupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 07:13:00

Energy-starved Japan will regain nuclear-powered electricity on Sunday, as the first reactor to be switched on since last year's Fukushima disaster comes online.

American arrested in death of Irish woman in Tokyo hotel roomupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 07:17:00

Japanese authorities are holding an American man on suspicion of killing a female Irish exchange student in Tokyo, a police spokesman said Friday.

Who killed an Irish student in Tokyo?updated: Fri Jun 15 2012 07:17:00

A murder mystery unfolding in Tokyo involves an Irish student and two Americans. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Japanese police arrest last suspect in Tokyo gas attackupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 01:14:00

Japanese authorities arrested the last fugitive suspected in a deadly 1995 nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway, police said Friday.

Last Tokyo gas attack suspect may be in custodyupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 22:45:00

A man thought to be the last fugitive wanted in a deadly 1995 nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway has been captured, Kamata police said Friday.

Tokyo takes over as world's most expensive city for expatsupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 01:26:00

Tokyo has overtaken Luanda, Angola, as the world's most expensive city for overseas staff after the cost of imported goods rose in the wake of last year's earthquake.

Moderate earthquake rattles Japan updated: Tue Jun 05 2012 17:01:00

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of Japan early Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

New Japan phone has radiation detectorupdated: Thu May 31 2012 06:58:00

Japan's latest phone sensation has a Geiger counter to read radiation. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Disaster strikes twice in Japanupdated: Tue May 29 2012 14:27:00

A victim of the Fukushima nuclear disaster narrowly survives a deadly tornado. Kyung Lah reports.

Police: 2 Americans arrested after death of Irish woman in Tokyo hotel roomupdated: Mon May 28 2012 07:09:00

Police have detained two American men as part of an investigation into the strangling death of an Irish exchange student in Tokyo, Japanese authorities said Sunday.

Japan utility ups estimate of radiation released in Fukushima disasterupdated: Thu May 24 2012 13:00:00

Japan's largest utility said Thursday that more radiation than previously thought was released into the atmosphere in March 2011, in the days after the nuclear disaster that followed an earthquake and tsunami.

Hard lessons for U.S. nuclear safety from Fukushima meltdownupdated: Thu May 24 2012 10:16:00

The earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan on March 11 last year took more than 20,000 lives, caused the evacuation of about 300,000 people, and set off the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. The meltdowns of the Fukushima Daiichi reactors ended Japan's plans to produce half of its electricity through nuclear energy.

Japanese growth in strong bounceupdated: Wed May 16 2012 21:52:00

Japan's economy rebounded in the first quarter, but analysts warned that the pace of expansion will soon ease as temporary boosts to consumption and investment fade.

Japan takes over TEPCO after disasterupdated: Wed May 09 2012 23:58:00

Reeling from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has effectively been nationalized after Tokyo approved a request for a 1 trillion yen ($12.5 billion) injection of capital.

Japan shuts down last nuclear reactorupdated: Mon May 07 2012 23:22:00

As Japan began its workweek Monday morning, the trains ran exactly on time, the elevators in thousands of Tokyo high-rises efficiently moved between floors, and the lights turned on across cities with nary a glitch.

Market reaction to European electionsupdated: Mon May 07 2012 06:05:00

A bumpy ride is ahead as the French vote suggests an austerity backlash, CNN's Pauline Chiou reports.

U.S.-Japan deal withdraws 9,000 Marines from Okinawaupdated: Fri Apr 27 2012 17:23:00

The United States and Japan have agreed that about half the U.S. Marines on the Japanese island of Okinawa will soon leave, a transition that could ease a long-simmering resentment of the Americans' presence that has at times boiled over.

Japan adds $61B to asset purchase planupdated: Fri Apr 27 2012 03:27:00

The Bank of Japan announced further easing measures on Friday, as economic data suggested slowing growth and persistent deflationary forces in the world's third-largest economy.

Can Tokyo learn from the American political 'matsuri'?updated: Tue Apr 24 2012 06:38:00

If the U.S. election race conjures up images of mud flying through the air for many Japanese, campaigning politicians in the Land of the Rising Sun evoke visions of a more white-gloved affair.

Soccer ball washed up in Alaska traced to tsunami-hit area of Japanupdated: Mon Apr 23 2012 10:17:00

A soccer ball recently found washed up on a remote Alaskan beach apparently belongs to a teenager from a city devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan more than a year ago.

Japan insider trading fears reawakenupdated: Sun Apr 22 2012 23:04:00

The Tokyo Stock Exchange has said it does not want a 'dirty' capital market.

2 women killed after bears escape in northern Japan parkupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 11:07:00

Two female employees were found mauled to death Friday after six bears escaped their enclosure at a park in northern Japan, a local fire official told CNN.

Tokyo governor outlines plan to buy islands claimed by Chinaupdated: Tue Apr 17 2012 19:15:00

The Tokyo metropolitan government expects to strike a deal to buy a set of islands in the East China Sea claimed by both Japan and China, the governor of Tokyo has said.

Strong winds slow Japan to haltupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 09:27:00

A spring storm packing typhoon-strength winds caused two deaths and paralyzed traffic in Japan on Tuesday.

Japan's 'green renaissance' gets business boostupdated: Mon Apr 02 2012 22:51:00

Bulldozers clearing mountains of wreckage and rubble have been a common sight in Japan's Tohoku region.

Quake rocks eastern Japanupdated: Tue Mar 27 2012 08:55:00

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook eastern Japan Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but no tsunami threat is expected.

The lives of Japan nuclear workersupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 22:25:00

An author tracks the lives of the Fukushima nuclear workers. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

6.8 magnitude quake off Japan coastupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 07:11:00

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook northeastern Japan on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Strong earthquake hits Japan updated: Wed Mar 14 2012 07:11:00

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake shook northeastern Japan on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

CNNMoney: Japan: One year after the quake and tsunamiupdated: Mon Mar 12 2012 08:16:00

It's been a year since one of the worst natural disasters ever devastated the northeast coast of Japan.

Homare Sawa: Soccer star inspires nationupdated: Mon Mar 12 2012 00:04:00

CNN's Kyung Lah sits down with Japan's World Cup-winning captain to reflect on their win amid tragedy.

Football team rise above disaster to have dream seasonupdated: Mon Mar 12 2012 00:04:00

In sport, finishing fourth rarely provokes scenes of rapture, nor does it excite the keyboards of headline writers.

Prayers, tears as Japan marks 1 year since massive earthquake updated: Sun Mar 11 2012 18:16:00

Japan gathered Sunday amid tears, prayers and a moment of silence to mark one year since an earthquake and tsunami killed thousands, and triggered the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century.

Japan remembersupdated: Sun Mar 11 2012 18:16:00

Japan marks one year since the devastating earthquake and tsunami. CNN's John Vause and Kyung Lah report.

Lost and found: Japan one year laterupdated: Sun Mar 11 2012 09:06:00

From uncertainty to courage, distrust to control, and despair to hope.

1 year later, Japan pauses to remember earthquake, tsunamiupdated: Sat Mar 10 2012 22:55:00

One year after a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck northeast Japan, killing nearly 16,000 people and sparking the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years, the country will pause Sunday to remember the exact moment the earth shook.

Tokyo food radiation safety: It's personalupdated: Sat Mar 10 2012 22:28:00

In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster a year ago, the attitude toward food safety has become a matter of personal preference for many Tokyo residents.

Japan still grapples with disasterupdated: Sat Mar 10 2012 21:33:00

One year later, risky working conditions still plague the recovery effort at the site of Japan's nuclear disaster.

NRC begins enforcement of post-Fukushima safety recommendationsupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 17:24:00

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Friday ordered U.S. nuclear power plants to begin implementing safety recommendations made in an effort to prevent a crisis from occurring as it did in Japan after last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Letters bring hope to survivors in Japanupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 16:08:00

Editor's note: Kathleen Koch is author of the best-selling book, "Rising from Katrina," which explores how citizens recover from disasters. She was a CNN correspondent for 18 years.

2011: Japan tsunami brings destructionupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 12:48:00

A look at the day of destruction caused by an earthquake and tsunami off the Japanese coast.

Video made Japan tsunami 'more real'updated: Fri Mar 09 2012 12:48:00

One year ago, the world watched as a massive tsunami engulfed entire communities in northern Japan.

Homare Sawa: Japan's soccer star inspires a nationupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 01:35:00

If there is anyone who embodies the fighting spirit of Japan's disaster-laden year, it is Homare Sawa.

Catastrophe spawns social transformation among Japanese youthupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 07:44:00

March 11 marks the one-year anniversary of the largest Japanese catastrophe since World War II. The unforgettable triple disaster was triggered by the 9.0-magnitude Great East Japan earthquake, resulting in a devastating tsunami and subsequent nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, the effects of which are still being felt today.

Japan sees post-tsunami social shiftupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 07:44:00

Response to last year's tsunami among Japanese youth has led to a social shift that bucks the country's traditional ways.

Japan posts record current account deficitupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 01:53:00

Japan posted a record current account deficit in January, as energy imports surged because of nuclear plant shutdowns following last year's earthquake and tsunami.

Rebuilding global supply chain in Japanupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 22:13:00

CNN's Kyung Lah reports on the effort it took to rebuild factories in Japan that supply industries around the world.

Q&A: Japan's 'Zuckerberg' on his own successupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 21:38:00

He is the face of New Japan Inc. 35-year-old Yoshikazu Tanaka, founder of mobile social gaming network Gree, is the world's second youngest self-made billionaire behind Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.

Japan's new wave of entrepreneursupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 21:38:00

A new wave of entrepreneurs is redefining Japan's electronics industry. CNN's Andrew Stevens reports.

Cherry blossom festivals a rite of springupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 11:00:00

It was a simple ceremony on the northern bank of Washington's Tidal Basin, attended by only a few people.

Oil increases to highest level since 2008updated: Fri Mar 02 2012 06:49:00

Oil prices spiked to their highest levels since 2008 on fears that tensions with Iran have the potential to disrupt supplies through the Strait of Hormuz.

Tsunami videos made Japan's disaster a global eventupdated: Fri Mar 02 2012 01:51:00

A blue car rushes by in the raging brown water. Moments later a whole family house is carried down the center of the flooded street before an even more frightening sight: a young man trapped in the rising water clinging to a telephone wire.

Japan one year on: What's changed?updated: Thu Mar 01 2012 07:12:00

It's the small details in the before-and-after photographs from tsunami-hit Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan that are the most telling. A year later, there's not one power pole, wall-mounted gas meter or roadside curb that hasn't been meticulously attended to.

2011: 'I thought Japan would disappear'updated: Wed Feb 29 2012 01:44:00

Survivors of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan shared their stories with CNN last year.

Tokyo mega-quake predictionupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 22:02:00

Japanese scientists believes the chances of a mega-quake hitting Tokyo have risen. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Japan posts 1st trade deficit in decadesupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 00:46:00

Japan posts its first trade deficit since 1980. CNN's Kyung Lah puts it in perspective from Tokyo.

Japan posts record trade deficit as energy costs climbupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 00:46:00

Japan -- battered by a strong yen, slowing global demand and increased oil and gas imports due to last year's Fukushima nuclear disaster -- posted a record trade deficit of $18.7 billion in January, according to official figures released Monday.

Report: Japan's emperor undergoes successful cardiac bypassupdated: Sat Feb 18 2012 03:12:00

Japan's 78-year-old emperor was recovering Saturday from a successful cardiac bypass surgery at the University of Tokyo Hospital, according to Japanese public broadcast NHK.

Japan's GDP shrinks 2.3% in fourth quarterupdated: Sun Feb 12 2012 21:48:00

Japan's economy shrank for the third time in four quarters between October and December, after floods in Thailand damaged production and a strong yen and subdued overseas demand hurt exports.

Japan's retired gamersupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 03:36:00

Video arcades have long been the hangout of pre-teens and teens, but not in Japan. CNN's Kyung Lah explains.

Japan's older generation turns gamersupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 03:36:00

Close your eyes, and you know where you are: The unmistakable sound of anime voices and the jingle of a completed lap around the electronic track ring through the hall. This is a classic video game arcade in Japan, filled with the sounds long associated with this gaming nation. But open your eyes, and the players are not exactly the teenagers you'd expect to find.

Tokyo exchange temporarily halts trading of scores of stocksupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 01:51:00

Investors were unable to trade shares in scores of companies listed in Tokyo for several hours Thursday after a computer problem at the city's stock exchange.

Japan considers restarting two reactorsupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 05:49:00

A movement to restart two nuclear reactors in Japan is causing a stir. Kyung Lah reports.

U.N. experts OK Japan's nuclear 'stress tests'updated: Tue Jan 31 2012 05:49:00

U.N. nuclear experts gave a thumbs-up to Japan's planned "stress tests" for its remaining nuclear power plants Tuesday but left Japanese authorities to decide whether the plants themselves are safe.

Japan's population faces dramatic declineupdated: Mon Jan 30 2012 10:10:00

Japan's population will shrink by a staggering 30% by 2060, according to a new estimate by the country's government.

Tokyo sees high quake probability, scientists warnupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 10:24:00

Tokyo faces the possibility of being hit by a massive earthquake within the next four years, according to Japanese researchers.

Debris threatens coastlinesupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 10:24:00

Debris from an earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan is making its way across the Pacific Ocean.

Fukushima's animals abandoned and left to dieupdated: Thu Jan 26 2012 05:48:00

When you stand in the center of Japan's exclusion zone, there is absolute silence. The exclusion zone is the 20-kilometer (12-mile) radius around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, an area of high radiation contamination.

Japan posts first trade deficit since 1980updated: Wed Jan 25 2012 03:25:00

Japan has posted an annual trade deficit for the first time since 1980 after a year of struggling to adjust to a strong yen, a eurozone crisis and the impact of natural disasters.

Japanese company takes look inside nuclear reactorupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 06:52:00

Workers placed an endoscope into a nuclear reactor at Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant Thursday, marking the first glimpse inside one of the crippled reactors.

Anger over plans to restart Japan's nuclear plantsupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 05:47:00

"Shame on you, shame on you," shouted protestors, as officials met to discuss plans to restart Japan's nuclear plants for the first time since last year's Fukushima disaster.

Japan hands over whaling activists to Australiaupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 05:06:00

Japan on Friday handed over to Australian authorities three anti-whaling activists held aboard a Japanese vessel after illegally boarding the ship to protest Japan's annual whale hunt in Atlantic waters.

Japan is ready to cut oil imports from Iran, finance minister saysupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 10:49:00

Japan is prepared to gradually reduce the amount of oil it imports from Iran, Finance Minister Jun Azumi said Thursday, as the United States seeks to muster international support to put fresh pressure on Tehran over its nuclear program.

Japan planning breast milk radiation testsupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 06:06:00

Some new mothers in Japan may soon be adding radiation testing of their breast milk to their list of health checkups.

Moderate earthquake shakes northeastern Japanupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 22:57:00

A moderate earthquake rattled northeastern Japan Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.

Japan to hand over detained whaling activists to Australiaupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 06:45:00

Japan said Tuesday that it would hand over to Australian authorities three Australian anti-whaling activists being held aboard a Japanese vessel, but that it would press on with its annual whale hunt in the seas near Antarctica.

Japan's women scoop football trebleupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 03:48:00

Almost six months after Japan's women gave the country a much-needed boost by winning the football World Cup, the team was again celebrating after scooping a hat-trick of prestigious awards.

Japan holds 3 Australian anti-whaling activists who boarded shipupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 06:12:00

Three Australian activists are being held aboard a Japanese ship Monday after illegally boarding the vessel to protest Japan's annual whale hunt in Antarctic waters.

Money Magazine: Are we the next Japan?updated: Wed Jan 04 2012 18:19:00

There's no shortage of debate as to whether the Obama administration and Congress have done the right things in attempting to avert a debt crisis and revive the stalled economy.

Magnitude 6.8 quake hits Japanupdated: Mon Jan 02 2012 05:39:00

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck off the coast of Japan on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Officials: Doomsday cult member surrenders to police in Japanupdated: Mon Jan 02 2012 05:38:00

A former member of a Japanese doomsday cult wanted for the murder of a notary official surrendered after nearly 17 years on the run, authorities said Sunday.

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