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Home > Japan in the News: Archives Last Updated: 17:58 11/02/2009
Japan in the News: Archives
(News selected by Mikihiro Maeda, GLOCOM Platform)

[12/25/'06]
  • Support for Japan PM Abe's government slips - poll  by Reuters [Reuters India:12/25]
  • Japan's Cabinet approves first budget increase in 2 years  by AP [Mainichi Daily News:12/25]
  • Japan Parliament May Start Jan. 25, Elections July 22  by Takashi Hirokawa and Jason Clenfield [Bloomberg:12/25]
  • `Deep Impact' Heads to Stud After Record Win in Japan  by Stuart Biggs and Kanoko Matsuyama [Bloomberg:12/25]

  • [12/22/'06]
  • Japan Envoy: Breakthrough in North Korea Talks Unlikely  by Associated Press [FOX News:12/21]
  • Rice expresses doubt that North Korea seriously is considering dismantling its nuclear weapons  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:12/21]
  • Livedoor's Horie Faces Possible 4-Year Sentence  by Takahiko Hyuga [Bloomberg:12/22]
  • Toyota 2007 car output could make it world's No. 1  by Chang-Ran Kim, Asia auto correspondent. Reuters [Boston Globe:12/22]

  • [12/21/'06]
  • Japan economy ends year on low note, weak consumer spending might spoil 2007  by HANS GREIMEL, AP [CanadaEast:12/20] *See News Review
  • Japan trade surplus jumps on robust exports  by Tetsushi Kajimoto [Reuters:12/21]
  • Robots are honored in Japan  by HIROKO TABUCHI, ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER [Seattle Post Intelligencer:12/21]
  • Japanese group says YouTube agrees to post copyright warnings in Japanese  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:12/19]

  • [12/20/'06]
  • Japan draft budget cuts borrowing to 10-year low  by Hideyuki Sano [Reuters:12/20]
  • Japan's Stocks Rise on Weaker Yen; Nikkei Jumps to 7-Month High  by Kanoko Matsuyama and Makiko Suzuki [Bloomberg:12/20]
  • Japan to 'soften' war shrine exhibits  by Reuters [CNN International:12/19]
  • U.S. Nuke Envoy Hopes Japan-N.Korea Meet  by MARI YAMAGUCHI, The Associated Press [Washington Post:12/20]

  • [12/19/'06]

    [12/18/'06]
  • JAPAN'S HALF-CENTURY IN U.N. / Japan still pushing for UNSC reform  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:12/18]
  • Annan to urge Japan not to take up nuclear arms  by Kyodo [Japan Times:12/18]
  • Japan launches engineering test satellite aboard H2-A rocket  by AP [Mainichi Daily News:12/18]
  • Nisaka wins Wakayama gov. election  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:12/18]

  • [12/16/'06]
  • Japan, US envoys head to Beijing for N Korea talks  by ASSOCIATED PRESS [Jerusalem Post:12/17]
  • Abductees' kin renew calls for support  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:12/17]
  • Oil consumers join hands for security   [Gulf Times:12/17]
  • Softball: Japan wrap up gold in quick time   [HULIQ:12/15]

  • [12/15/'06]
  • Japan's Business Confidence Rises to a Two-Year High  by Lily Nonomiya [Bloomberg:12/15]
  • IEA chooses Tanaka as next chief  by Kyodo [Japan Times:12/15]
  • India calls on Japan for Asian 'arc of prosperity'   [Gulf Daily News:12/15]
  • Japan Lower House Rejects Abe No-Confidence Motion  by Keiichi Yamamura and John Brinsley [Bloomberg:12/15]

  • [12/14/'06]
  • P2P software inventor convicted  by Harumi Ozawa in Tokyo, Reuters [Australian IT:12/14] *See News Review
  • Japan PM suffers sharp fall in popularity  by Michiyo Nakamoto in Tokyo [Financial Times:12/12]
  • Forums row spurs Japan PM pay cut   [BBC News:12/13]
  • Japan wins three karate golds, silver in volleyball  by Kyodo [Japan Times:12/14]

  • [12/13/'06]
  • Abe at crossroads of reform  by KEIZO NABESHIMA [Japan Times:12/12]
  • Questions staged at 15 local government town meetings  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:12/12]
  • Japan says North Korea must accept nuclear watchdog inspections  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:12/12]
  • Japan, Australia to launch trade talks  by Associated Press [BusinessWeek:12/12]

  • [12/12/'06]
  • Support rate for Abe's Cabinet drops to 46 percent  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:12/12]
  • Japan's Cabinet announces plan to make 'largest ever' cut in bond issuance for 2007 budget  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:12/11]
  • Fukushi storms to 10K victory at Asian Games  by Kyodo [Japan Times:12/10]
  • Japan beats South Korea 27-26 to win gold medal rugby thriller  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:12/11]

  • [12/11/'06]

    [12/10/'06]
  • Pres. Arroyo, PM Abe sign 3 RP-Japan economic agreements   [ABS CBN News:12/10]
  • Japan for stepping up ties with India: Taniguchi  by P. S. Suryanarayana [Hindu:12/10]
  • Japan invites China's leaders to visit in Spring  by Reuters [Tehran Times:12/10]
  • Report: Japan's public pension fund studies upping foreign investments  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:12/10]

  • [12/8/'06]
  • Public support for Japanese leader falls below 50 percent  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:12/6]
  • Schoolyard bullying in Japan leads to rash of student suicides  by Emi Doi, McClatchy Newspapers [San Jose Mercury News:12/6]
  • YouTube Takes Heat From Japan's Entertainment Industry  by Antone Gonsalves, InformationWeek [InformationWeek:12/6]
  • Clint's Japan war epic is top movie  by ASSOCIATED PRESS [The Standard:12/8]

  • [12/7/'06]

    [12/6/'06]
  • Japan's Leading Index Increases to Four-Month High  by [Bloomberg:12/6]
  • Japan defense chief urges U.S. to license more arms technology  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:12/6]
  • Japan, China, SKorea set to begin talks toward three-way investment pact  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:12/5]
  • India-Japan resolve sticky trade issue ahead of PM`s visit  by Bureau Report [Zee News:12/5]

  • [12/5/'06]
  • Omi: Tax system key to competitiveness  by Atsuko Matsumoto / Daily Yomiuri Staff Writer [Daily Yomiuri:12/5]
  • Fukui Says Government Didn't Ask BOJ About Rates  by Mayumi Otsuma [Bloomberg:12/5]
  • Abe tries hard sell on road-tax uses  by Kyodo News [Japan Times:12/5]
  • Japan clinch four golds as Syria shine in Asiad  by Xinhua [People's Daily Online:12/5]

  • [12/4/'06]
  • Chinese official sees improving ties with Japan  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:12/3]
  • Japan to Keep Closer Watch on Aid Providers  by Steve Herman [Voice of America:12/2]
  • Japanese competitors sweep up medals in figure skating events  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:12/3]
  • Urawa Reds win first J-League title  by Mainichi Daily News [Mainichi Daily News:12/3]

  • [12/3/'06]
  • Panel proposes tax breaks for Japan Inc.  by Kyodo News [Japan Times:12/2]
  • Japan war orphans win legal fight   [BBC News:12/1]
  • Japan, after disappointing opener at Asian Games, rolls out Olympic gold medalists in judo  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:12/3]
  • Mao claims NHK Trophy with highest-ever score in GP series  by SALVATORE ZANCA (AP) [Japan Times:12/3]

  • [11/30/'06]

    [11/29/'06]
  • Japan's Output Unexpectedly Rises to Record on Autos  by Lily Nonomiya [Bloomberg:11/29]
  • Rate hikes needed for growth, Fukui says  by Kyodo [Japan Times:11/29]
  • Bono praises Japan aid policy, calls PM Abe 'cool'  by George Nishiyama [Reuters:11/29]
  • A.L. East to Far East: Yankees Extend Rivalry  by BEN SHPIGEL [New York Times:11/29]

  • [11/28/'06]
  • Japan's new leader  by From the Economist Intelligence Unit ViewsWire [Economist:11/27]
  • Postal rebels vow to follow party line for LDP return  by MASAMI ITO, Staff writer [Japan Times:11/28]
  • Japanese police raid pro-North Korea association over illegal medicine export  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:11/27]
  • Japan hopes to use Asia Games to promote 2016 Tokyo Olympic bid  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:11/27]

  • [11/27/'06]
  • Support rating for Abe Cabinet plummets to 53 percent  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:11/27]
  • Poll: 78% oppose nuclear Japan   [Aljazeera.net:11/27]
  • Report: Japan's leader to visit Europe in January, U.S. in spring  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:11/25]
  • Conservation hits sushi lovers   by Kyoko Hasegawa [Independent Online:11/27]

  • [11/26/'06]
  • U.S. Navy in Japan to equip two vessels with missile interceptors  by AP [Mainichi Daily News:11/26]
  • Indonesian president to begin visit to Japan, expected to agree on outline for trade deal  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:11/26]
  • Award-winning documentary film on Megumi Yokota debuts in Japan  by Kyodo News [Japan Times:11/26]
  • Deep Impact wins Japan Cup, Ouija Board third  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:11/26]

  • [11/24/'06]
  • Japan Cuts Its Evaluation of Economy for First Time Since 2004  by Lily Nonomiya, Bloomberg [Bloomberg:11/22] *See News Review
  • Japan bans S.Korean poultry imports over bird flu  by Reuters [Reuters AlertNet:11/24]
  • Russia PM to visit Japan in March-April, 2007-CORR  by Itar-Tass [ITAR-TASS:11/24]
  • Wie struggles in 1st round of Casio Open  by JIM ARMSTRONG, AP SPORTS WRITER [Seattle Post Intelligencer:11/23]

  • [11/22/'06]
  • Japan budget must cut spending, JGB issuance-panel  by [Reuters:11/22]
  • Report: Japan urges Denmark to keep EU arms export ban to China  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:11/21]
  • Japan warns travelers to steer clear of dogs abroad, citing rabies scare  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:11/22]
  • Keio to absorb pharmacy school  by Kyodo News [Japan Times:11/22]

  • [11/21/'06]
  • Anti-missile system couldn't target missiles not aimed at Japan: defense chief  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:11/21]
  • Mending ties with Japan   [China Daily:11/20]
  • Japanese Prime Minister's visit lets Ha Noi cement ties to Tokyo   [Viet Nam News:11/20]
  • Japanese sub collides with civilian vessel in southern Japan waters  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:11/20]

  • [11/20/'06]
  • Time to boost economic ties with Asia-Pacific  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:11/20]
  • Ruling bloc-backed candidate wins election seen as test for US military move  by AP [Mainichi Daily News:11/20]
  • Japan adds 17th person to list of people abducted by North Koreans  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:11/17]
  • Tosa triumphs over Q-chan, rain in Tokyo  by Kyodo News [Japan Times:11/20]

  • [11/17/'06]
  • Japan's Abe heads for Vietnam to attend APEC summit  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:11/17]
  • Japan and China agree to conduct joint historical study  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:11/16]
  • Japan education law revision bill clears lower house  by Xinhua [People's Daily Online:11/17]
  • Researchers discover crucial human-borne bird flu clues  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:11/17]

  • [11/16/'06]

    [11/15/'06]
  • Leader envisions stronger Japan  by Anthony Faiola, Washington Post [Boston Globe:11/15]
  • Matsuzaka among Japan's new national treasures: baseball players  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:11/15]
  • Japan's new prince makes first outing  by Colin Joyce in Tokyo [Telegraph.co.uk:11/15]
  • Japan FTA deal talks closer: Truss  by AAP [Ninemsn:11/15]

  • [11/14/'06]
  • Japan can hold nuclear arms for self-defense: govt   [Reuters:11/14]
  • Japan bans luxuries for N Korea   [BBC News:11/14]
  • South Korea, Japan, US to coordinate strategy ahead of North Korea nuclear talks  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:11/14]
  • Japan July-September GDP growth tops forecasts  by Hideyuki Sano [Reuters:11/14]

  • [11/13/'06]
  • Japan's Current Account Surplus Widens on Weaker Yen  by Jason Clenfield [Bloomberg:11/13]
  • Sato wins key gubernatorial race in Japan  by Reuters [Independent Online:11/13]
  • Japan's Fighters win Asia Series  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:11/12]
  • Princess Aiko dresses up in traditional costume for ancient ceremony  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:11/11]

  • [11/10/'06]

    [11/9/'06]
  • U.S. Election Won't Change Japan Ties, Shiozaki Says  by John Brinsley and Keiichi Yamamura [Bloomberg:11/8] *See News Review
  • Japan's leader insists it won't develop nuclear arms despite comments by senior officials  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:11/8]
  • Japan's KDDI Oct subscribers up net 352,600 - report  by AFX News Limited [Forbes:11/8]
  • Japan files protest over Chinese activity in disputed undersea gas field  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:11/8]

  • [11/8/'06]
  • Japan forex reserves hit record high of 885.55 bln usd at end-Oct  by AFX News Limited [Forbes:11/7]
  • Twister kills at least 9 in northern Japan in country's worst known tornado disaster  by AP [USA Today:11/7]
  • Oh claims 4th Shoriki Award  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:11/8]
  • Japan demands China boost its U.N. fees contribution  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:11/7]

  • [11/7/'06]

    [11/6/'06]
  • Japan Rejects N. Korea's Objection to Role in Talks  by Keiichi Yamamura and Toru Fujioka [Bloomberg:11/6]
  • Japan, S. Korea to co-op on solving DPRK nuclear issue   [Xinhua:11/5]
  • Japan lawmakers clash over nuclear weapons debate  by Reuters [Scotsman:11/5]
  • Japan's Takahashi, Suguri finish 2nd  by Compiled from Kyodo, AP [Japan Times:11/6]

  • [11/5/'06]
  • 4 fishing vessels seized by Russia confirmed as Japanese boats  by Jiji Press [Mainichi Daily News:11/4]
  • Japan issues arrest warrant for suspected N Korean spy  by AFP [Daily News & Analysis:11/2]
  • Next UN chief to meet Japan FM on NKorea nuclear crisis  by AFX [Forbes:11/5]
  • In Bidding for Ace, the Cards Are Held Close to the Vest  by TYLER KEPNER [New York Times:11/5]

  • [11/1/'06]
  • Report: Japan opposes North Korea's return to talks as nuclear power  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:10/31]
  • Why Japan refuses to go nuclear  by Peter Alford, Tokyo correspondent [Australian:10/31] *See News Review
  • Japan donates US$4.2 million to help WFP consolidate peace in Afghanistan and the Philippines  by WFP [Reuters AlertNet:10/31]
  • Government data show Japan's population peaked in 2004  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:10/31]

  • [10/31/'06]
  • Bank of Japan Keeps Rates Unchanged Ahead of Its Outlook Report  by Mayumi Otsuma [Bloomberg:10/31]
  • Japan OKs Extension of Afghan Mission  by Associated Press [Forbes:10/31]
  • Japanese author Murakami receives Czech literary award  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:10/30]
  • China asked to label exports  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:10/27]

  • [10/30/'06]
  • Poll: 68% in Japan support Abe's Cabinet  by AP [Malaysia Star:10/30]
  • US ready to deploy Patriots in Japan  by AP [Mumbai Mirror:10/30]
  • Ando clinches gold at Skate America  by AP [Japan Times:10/30]
  • Japan urges China to lift ban on Japanese rice  by Jiji Press [Mainichi Daily News:10/25]

  • [10/29/'06]
  • Japan's Parliament starts discussing upgrading Defense Agency to full ministry  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:10/27]
  • Oda Wins Men's Event; Asada Shines  by BARRY WILNER, Associated Press [Forbes:10/27]
  • Japan, US, Canada, EU to Take WTO Action Against Piracy in China  by BBC Monitoring Asia Pacific [Black Enterprise:10/28]
  • Activists repelled in sea showdown  by From correspondents in Tokyo [NEWS.com.au:10/27]

  • [10/26/'06]
  • Taiwan accused of blocking protest over Japan's occupying islands  by Deutsche Presse-Agentur [Monsters and Critics:10/25] *See News Review
  • US will fully protect Japan: Rice  by PRESS TRUST OF INDIA [Financial Express:10/26]
  • Declared income at Japan firms tops 50 trillion yen  by Jiji Press [Mainichi Daily News:10/26]
  • Hillman's Fighters win Japan Series  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:10/26]

  • [10/25/'06]
  • Exports underpin stronger Japan  by Reuters [CNN International:10/25]
  • Japan Pledges Loan to Repair Iraq Refinery  by Steve Herman [Voice of America:10/24]
  • Chinese premier values efforts made by Sino-Japan friendship organization  by Xinhua [People's Daily Online:10/24]
  • Japan, UK to enhance cooperation on UN sanctions against DPRK   [Xinhua:10/24]

  • [10/24/'06]
  • Top Japanese officials praise weekend election results as victory for Abe's government  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:10/23]
  • Japan holds counterterrorism talks with US, Australia  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:10/24]
  • Japan, Netherlands urge Russia to honor contracts on Sakhalin-2  by XFN-ASIA [Forbes:10/24]
  • Yahoo Japan's Q2 net profit hits record high on advertising business  by XFN-ASIA [Forbes:10/23]

  • [10/23/'06]
  • Japan PM Abe's party wins double by-election test  by Linda Sieg, Reuters [Washington Post:10/22]
  • Nuclear test rocks Japan's Korean community  by AFP [Khaleej Times:10/22]
  • Iraq oil minister visits Japan for talks on strengthening energy cooperation  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:10/22]
  • Prime Minister describes Japan visit as successful  by VNA [Nhan Dan:10/23]

  • [10/22/'06]
  • Japan to act as police on North Korea  by Zimgreats.com [AND:10/22]
  • Japan's Abe vows effort to settle island row on 50th anniversary of ties with Russia  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:10/19]
  • YouTube deletes 30,000 files after Japanese group's complaints  by Associated Press [USA Today:10/20]
  • Tokyo International Film Festival opens  by Xinhua [People's Daily Online:10/22]

  • [10/19/'06]
  • Japan's Prime Minister Rules Out Developing Nuclear Weapons  by Chisaki Watanabe, AP [San Diego Union Tribune:10/18] *See News Review
  • Rice promises to defend Japan from North Korea  by Colin Joyce in Tokyo [Telegraph.co.uk:10/18]
  • US, Japan Pledge to Enforce North Korea Sanctions  by Steve Herman, Tokyo [Voice of America:10/18]
  • Japan PM promises support for US efforts against Iranian nuclear program  by AFX News Limited [Forbes:10/19]

  • [10/18/'06]
  • Rice arrives in Japan on first stop of Asian tour on North Korean sanctions  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:10/18]
  • Support for Japan's Abe remains strong, newspaper poll shows  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:10/17]
  • President Hu highlights upturn in China-Japan relations  by Xinhua [Xinhua:10/17]
  • 84 Diet members visit Yasukuni Shrine  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:10/18]

  • [10/17/'06]

    [10/16/'06]
  • Ministers of US, Japan, S Korea to meet in Seoul  by Xinhua [Hindu:10/16]
  • Japan arranging for foreign minister to go with Rice to SKorea on Thursday  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:10/15]
  • Over 75 percent of Chinese believe relations with Japan "important": report  by Xinhua [People's Daily Online:10/16]
  • Japan tops '04 global patent application list  by Jiji Press [Mainichi Daily News:10/16]

  • [10/13/'06]

    [10/12/'06]
  • Japan announces new sanctions against N.Korea  by Chisa Fujioka [Reuters:10/11] *See News Review
  • Japan's Current Account Surplus Widens on Car Exports  by Jason Clenfield [Bloomberg:10/12]
  • Bando double gives Japan 3-0 triumph over India  by Reuters [Guardian Unlimited:10/11]
  • Japan's 'Deep Impact' to Head to Stud Farm After Loss in Paris  by Takahiko Hyuga and Kanoko Matsuyama [Bloomberg:10/11]

  • [10/11/'06]

    [10/10/'06]
  • Japanese PM warns of dangerous nuclear age   [Ireland Online:10/9]
  • Japanese Aircraft to Monitor for Radiation  by AP [KNX1070:10/9]
  • Japan first lady may soften husband's image overseas  by Elaine Lies, Reuters [Scotsman:10/8]
  • Japan's Machine Orders Rise 6.7%, Less Than Expected  by Lily Nonomiya [Bloomberg:10/10]

  • [10/9/'06]
  • Japanese, S. Korean leaders hold summit, address N. Korea nuclear test  by AP [Mainichi Daily News:10/9]
  • China praises Japan's new premier for visit  by Allen T Cheng and Keiichi Yamamura, Bloomberg [Business Day:10/9]
  • Japanese business leaders welcome resumption of China-Japan summits  by Xinhua [People's Daily Online:10/9]
  • China raps N Korea, consults with US  by dpa [Bangkok Post:10/9]

  • [10/5/'06]
  • Crisis is not all bad news for Japan's new leader  by Bronwen Maddox [Times Online:10/5] *See News Review
  • BOJ Will Raise Interest Rates Gradually, Muto Says  by Mayumi Otsuma [Bloomberg:10/5]
  • Property on the rise in Japan  by Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:10/4]
  • Napster goes live in Japan   [Geek.com:10/4]

  • [10/4/'06]
  • Abe hurrying to improve ties  by Martin Fackler, International Herald Tribune [International Herald Tribune:10/3]
  • S. Korea, Japan, China Urge N. Korea to Scrap Nuclear Test Plan  by Heejin Koo [Bloomberg:10/4]
  • Japan's Nikkei Rises on Lower Oil Prices; Toyota, Canon Advance  by Makiko Suzuki [Bloomberg:10/4]
  • Japanese optometrist expresses thanks for U.N. refugee award  by Kyodo [Yahoo.Asia:10/2]

  • [10/3/'06]
  • N.Korea nuclear test plans a threat to peace, Japan says  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:10/3]
  • Fishing boat captain returns to Japan after being held for poaching by Russia  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:10/3]
  • Ex-president of Japan Skating Federation quizzed over embezzlement  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:10/3]
  • PM to visit Japan to broaden economic ties   by [Financial Express:10/3]

  • [10/2/'06]
  • Japan's new PM to visit China, South Korea  by Ilya Garger, MarketWatch [MarketWatch:10/2]
  • Japan's Business Confidence Rises to Two-Year High  by Lily Nonomiya [Bloomberg:10/2]
  • Japan PM says tax debate needed after spending cuts   [Reuters:10/2]
  • Yoshida hits 101 straight intl victories  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:10/1]

  • [9/29/'06]

    [9/28/'06]
  • S&P Warns of Challenges Facing Japan   by HANS GREIMEL, Associated Press Writer [Houston Chronicle:9/27] *See News Review
  • Abe Cabinet's support rate scores 70%  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:9/28]
  • Bush Sets Meeting With Japan's Abe in November at APEC Summit  by Brendan Murray [Bloomberg:9/28]
  • Haruki Murakami Wins Short Story Prize  by Kimberly Maul [Book Standard:9/26]

  • [9/27/'06]
  • Japanese PM Shinzo Abe announces spending cuts  by Reporter: Shane McLeod [ABC Online:9/27]
  • Japan Aug corporate services price index rises for 1st time in 8 yrs   [Forbes:9/25]
  • Shell, Japan Criticize Russia Over Sakhalin Threats  by Christian Schmollinger and Lucian Kim [Bloomberg:9/27]
  • U.S. Beef Group Spends on Ads, Barbecues to Woo Japan Consumers  by Kanoko Matsuyama [Bloomberg:9/27]

  • [9/26/'06]
  • Abe Is Chosen as Japan's Youngest Leader in 65 Years  by John Brinsley [Bloomberg:9/26]
  • Abe eyes Japan's own NSC  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:9/26]
  • Exit Koizumi, Japan's Relentless Jedi Knight  by Anthony Faiola [Washington Post:9/24]
  • India's Singh to make 1st Japan visit in Dec.  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:9/25]

  • [9/25/'06]
  • Japan's Abe picks mentor for top post  by AFP [China Daily:9/25]
  • Abe to appoint Nakagawa as LDP secretary-general  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:9/25]
  • Ex-Bush aide says U.S.-Japan alliance will remain strong  by Chiyomi Sumida, Stars and Stripes [Stars and Stripes:9/25]
  • Japan's remarkable prime minister  by From The Economist print edition [Economist:9/21]

  • [9/21/'06]
  • Japan's Abe set to become PM  by Linda Sieg, Reuters [Boston Globe:9/20] *See News Review
  • Japan's Trade Surplus Widens 96% on Demand for Autos  by Lily Nonomiya [Bloomberg:9/21]
  • Tokyo teachers win anthem case   [BBC News:9/21]
  • Captain of Japanese poacher ship fined,vessel confiscated   [ITAR-TASS:9/20]

  • [9/20/'06]
  • Abe scores landslide victory in LDP's leadership race to replace Koizumi  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:9/20]
  • Japan's political 'blue blood'  by Chris Hogg, BBC News, Tokyo [BBC News:9/20]
  • Thai coup disrupts Japanese auto makers' production  by Chang-Ran Kim, Reuters [Washington Post:9/19]
  • Delayed gas project may hurt relations, Japan warns Russia  by Megumi Yamanaka and Shigeru Sato, Bloomberg [Business Day:9/20]

  • [9/19/'06]
  • Land prices in Japan's top 3 cities rise for first time in 16 years, reports say  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:9/19]
  • Japan piles more sanctions on N Korea  by dpa [Bangkok Post:9/19]
  • Japan warns Russia that hiccup in Sakhalin energy project could harm relations  by XFN-ASIA [Life Style Extra:9/19]
  • Record day for Ichiro  by Geoff Baker, Seattle Times staff reporter [Seattle Times:9/17]

  • [9/18/'06]
  • Typhoon kills nine in south Japan   [BBC News:9/18]
  • Yoshinoya fans celebrate beef bowl return after US beef ban  by AFP [China Daily:9/18]
  • Hometown wins sought in LDP race   by Kohei Kobayashi, Kenji Yoshimura and Yutaka Ito / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff [Daily Yomiuri:9/18]
  • Takenaka sidelined in LDP  by Toshiyuki Ito / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer [Daily Yomiuri:9/17]

  • [9/15/'06]
  • Most Japanese think Koizumi's government did a good job  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:9/15]
  • Key Cabinet minister Heizo Takenaka to retire from politics  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:9/15]
  • Japan Cult Leader Loses Death Sentence Appeal, Kyodo Says   by By Aurel Pasztor and Aaron Sheldrick [Bloomberg:9/15]
  • Princess Kiko leaves hospital with newborn Prince Hisahito  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:9/15]

  • [9/14/'06]
  • Sony to launch Blu-ray recorder in Japan by Dec   [Reuters:9/13] *See News Review
  • U.S. Supports Japan as Permanent Member of U.N. Security Council  by Stephen Kaufman, Washington File Staff Writer [Washington File:9/13]
  • Japan Web site Mixi shares make high-flying debut   [Reuters:9/14]
  • Comeback kid close to perfection  by ASSOCIATED PRESS [The Standard:9/14]

  • [9/13/'06]
  • Japan's Current Account Surplus Widens on Exports  by Jason Clenfield [Bloomberg:9/13]
  • BOJ to raise rates gradually - Mizuno quoted  by Reuters [Reuters:9/13]
  • Japan Government to Enter Iran Oil Drilling Talks  by Yuji Okada and Megumi Yamanaka [Bloomberg:9/12]
  • Table tennis star Ai Fukuhara accepted into Waseda University  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:9/13]

  • [9/12/'06]
  • Japanese royal heir named  by Agencies [Aljazeera.net:9/12]
  • Japan-Vietnam ties to develop under successor: Koizumi  by Kyodo [Thanh Nien Daily:9/11]
  • Japan to help Kenya enhance labour productivity   [AngolaPress:9/12]
  • Ace pitcher Saito says he won't turn professional for now  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:9/11]

  • [9/11/'06]
  • U.S. allies mark Sept. 11 anniversary  by HANS GREIMEL, ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER [Seattle Post Intelligencer:9/10]
  • Abe secures Koizumi's endorsement as next PM  by AP [China Daily:9/10]
  • Japan Q2 GDP annual growth revised upward to 1.0 pct  by AFX News Limited [Forbes:9/11]
  • Japan to launch spy satellite to watch North Korea  by Reuters [Reuters:9/10]

  • [9/10/'06]
  • US ambassador bids farewell to Japan's Koizumi, 'great prime minister'  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:9/7]
  • Nakasone-headed think tank calls for revision of Article 9  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:9/6]
  • Deregulation to boost Japan's productivity, growth: IMF  by Jiji Press [Mainichi Daily News:9/7]
  • Japan's long work hours linked to declining birthrate, gov't says  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:9/8]

  • [9/8/'06]
  • Relief dawns on Japan as imperial son arrives at last  by Deborah Cameron Herald Correspondent in Tokyo [Sydney Morning Herald:9/7] *See News Review
  • Japan's new premier to be elected Sept. 26  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:9/7]
  • Four Asian countries to develop joint sea route  by Xinhua [Xinhua:9/5]
  • Media role helps inflame the Yasukuni issue  by Hisahiko Okazaki Special to The Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:9/3]

  • [9/6/'06]
  • Japan Celebrates: It's a Boy!  by BRYAN WALSH/TOKYO [TIME:9/5]
  • Japan princess gives birth to boy   [BBC News:9/6]
  • Prince Akishino reports birth to Emperor and Empress  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:9/6]
  • Head of medical team says Princess Kiko's delivery of baby boy went smoothly  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:9/6]

  • [9/5/'06]

    [9/4/'06]
  • Poll: Most S.E. Asians warm on Japan ties  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:9/4]
  • Japan's Capital Spending Increases More Than Forecast  by Lily Nonomiya [Bloomberg:9/3]
  • Japan internet boss trial begins   [BBC News:9/4]
  • Japan overshadow China to challenge U.S. at women's softball worlds  by Xinhua [People's Daily Online:9/4]

  • [9/2/'06]
  • Russia Apologizes for Accusing Japanese of Increased Poaching  by Reuters [Moscow Times:9/1]
  • Shinzo Abe announces candidacy for LDP's presidential election  by Xinhua [Xinhua:9/1]
  • Hundreds of thousands of people and U.S. military in Japan conduct earthquake drills  by The Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:9/1]
  • Princess Kiko to give birth Wednesday  by Reuters [EgyptElection.com:9/1]

  • [8/31/'06]
  • Japanese PM winds up Uzbek visit   [BBC News:8/30] *See News Review
  • Yen hits record low vs euro after Japan output  by Reuters [Reuters:8/30]
  • Tokyo candidate for 2016 Games  by Reuters [Reuters.uk:8/30]
  • China, U.S., Japan and Australia extend winning streak   [People's Daily Online:8/31]

  • [8/30/'06]
  • Japanese PM meets Uzbek president on energy  by Xinhua [People's Daily Online:8/30]
  • Russia returns fishermen to Japan  by Associated Press [CNN International:8/29]
  • Euro hits fresh record high above 150 yen   [Reuters:8/29]
  • Nahoko and Tetsuya Kono were heading to Yosemite   [Kentucky.com:8/29]

  • [8/29/'06]
  • Japanese PM talks energy on first visit to C.Asia  by Maria Golovnina, Reuters [Malaysia Star:8/28]
  • U.S. missile defence ship arrives in Japan  by Isabel Reynolds, Reuters [Malaysia Star:8/29]
  • Japan recovery cuts jobless rate   [BBC News:8/29]
  • Georgia Edges Japan to Capture Little League Title   [Washington Post:8/29]

  • [8/28/'06]

    [8/25/'06]
  • 16 Asia-Pacific nations agree on Japan-proposed EPA plan  by Jiji Press [Mainichi Daily News:8/25]
  • Mitutoyo officials arrested over exporting nuke-related devices  by Deutsche Presse-Agentur [Monsters and Critics.com:8/25]
  • Japan Presses Russia to Free Fishermen  by Carl Freire, The Associated Press [Moscow Times:8/25]
  • The Legacy Of Japan's 'Lion Heart'  by George F. Will [Washington Post:8/24]

  • [8/24/'06]
  • Gauss Prize for Japanese Math Wizard  by AFP [Daily News and Analysis:8/23] *See News Review
  • Japan, South Korea assess possible N.Korea atomic test  by Jack Kim [Reuters India:8/24]
  • US, Japan vow further missile defense cooperation   [Jerusalem Post:8/24]
  • India supports Japan's proposal  by PRESS TRUST OF INDIA [Financial Express:8/24]

  • [8/23/'06]
  • Ito wins 1st Gauss Prize  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:8/23]
  • Abe, Aso, Tanigaki must spell out policies  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:8/23]
  • Japan's Trade Surplus Narrows as Export Growth Slows  by Lily Nonomiya [Bloomberg:8/23]
  • Mizuho, TSE to Wage Legal Battle Over Stock Order Error  by Jiji Press English News Service [Black Enterprise:8/22]

  • [8/22/'06]

    [8/21/'06]

    [8/20/'06]
  • Over 50% approve of Yasukuni Shrine visit  by The Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:8/17] *See News Review
  • Body of Fisherman Killed by Russian Guards Returned to Japan  by Steve Herman, Tokyo [Voice of America:8/19]
  • Japan wins support for 16-nation free-trade proposal  by Bureau Report [Bernama:8/20]
  • Baby boom sets Japan '2007 problem'   [BBC News:8/18]

  • [8/10/'06]
  • Indo-US Nuclear Deal Censured in Japan  by ISTPTI [Times of India:8/9] *See News Review
  • Man arrested in Japan for allegedly exporting weapons-related machinery to North Korea  by Hans Greimel, ASSOCIATED PRESS [San Diego Union Tribune:8/9]
  • Ex-Nikon researcher accused of hi-tech handoff to Russia  by AFP [Sydney Morning Herald:8/10]
  • Koizumi Heads to Mongolia to Offer Aid, Seek Energy Supplies  by Keiichi Yamamura, Jason Clenfield in Tokyo [Bloomberg:8/10]

  • [8/9/'06]
  • Japan's Nagasaki marks 61st anniversary of A-bomb  by Reuters [Malaysia Star:8/9]
  • Japan PM says should keep Yasukuni pledge: Kyodo   [Reuters:8/9]
  • Japan Bank Lending Rises 2.2%, Fastest Pace in Decade  by Jason Clenfield in Tokyo [Bloomberg:8/8]
  • Osim opening up door to Japan  by Shintaro Kano, Daily Yomiuri Sportswriter [Daily Yomiuri:8/9]

  • [8/8/'06]
  • Japan's Growth Streak May Become Longest Since War  by Jason Clenfield in Tokyo [Bloomberg:8/7]
  • Japan's Aso wants state to run Yasukuni war shrine  by Reuters [Malaysia Star:8/8]
  • Dignitaries gather for ex-PM Hashimoto's funeral  by AP [Mainichi Daily News:8/8]
  • Japan princess to have baby around September 6 -NHK  by Reuters [Washington Post:8/7]

  • [8/7/'06]
  • Shipment of U.S. Beef Arrives in Japan  by MARI YAMAGUCHI, The Associated Press [Washington Post:8/7]
  • Japan forex reserves hit record high for 5th straight month in July  by AFX News Limited [Forbes:8/6]
  • Japan's barbarians within  by William Pesek Jr. Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:8/6]
  • Tens of thousands call for peace at A-bomb anniversary  by Xinhua [People's Daily Online:8/6]

  • [8/6/'06]
  • 1945: US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima   [BBC News:8/6]
  • Last goodbye  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:8/6]
  • Japan Post drafts privatization plan  by James Walker [Banking Business Review:8/1]
  • Japan Railway harvests passenger energy for fun and profit  by Paul Miller [engadget:8/1]

  • [8/4/'06]
  • IMF Calls for Japan to Continue Economic Reforms  by Steve Herman, Tokyo [Voice of America:8/3]
  • Japan grants Iraq 3.5 bln yen infrastructure loan  by Reuters [Reuters AlertNet:8/3]
  • SIA needs better system, not better tricks  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:8/4]
  • Final scene for fantastic Yubari film festival?  by Seiji Fukunaga, Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer [Daily Yomiuri:8/4]

  • [8/3/'06]
  • Japan suggests establishing APR common market   [ITAR-TASS:8/2]
  • New Zealand Backs Japan Trade Zone Plan  by The Associated Press [Houston Chronicle:8/3]
  • Japan, Australia agree to speed up FTA studies  by Jiji Press [Mainichi Daily News:8/2]
  • Downer urges more cooperation with Japan  by Shane Mcleod from Tokyo [ABC Online:8/1]

  • [8/2/'06]
  • Japan sees first land price rise in 14 years   by Mariko Sanchanta in Tokyo [Financial Times:8/1]
  • Japan DIC enjoys record profit from public fund repayment  by Jiji Press [Mainichi Daily News:8/2]
  • Japan to propose 16-nation Asian free trade zone at Asean meet  by Bureau Report [Zee News:8/2]
  • Hawks manager Oh released from hospital after stomach cancer operation  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:8/2]

  • [8/1/'06]
  • Japan PM vows to work for restart of WTO talks  by AFP/ch [Channel News Asia:8/1]
  • Japan Makes More Cars Elsewhere  by MARTIN FACKLER [New York Times:8/1]
  • Japan formally launches earthquake early warning system  by AP [Malaysia Star:8/1]
  • Maldivian embassy will open in Japan this year: FM   [Haveeru Daily:7/31]

  • [7/31/'06]
  • P.M. honors Japan's troops on Iraq mission  by UPI [United Press International:7/29]
  • Yen firms to 2-week high on robust Japan data  by Toni Vorobyova [Reuters South Africa:7/31]
  • Japan's June Industrial Production Rises to Record  by Lily Nonomiya in Tokyo [Bloomberg:7/31]
  • Wages in Japan rise 0.5 percent in June  by Jiji Press [Mainichi Daily News:7/31]

  • [7/30/'06]

    [7/27/'06]
  • Japan Ministry OKs End to US Beef Ban  by CARL FREIRE, Associated Press Writer [Houston Chronicle:7/27] *See News Review
  • Tanigaki announces his candidacy in LDP presidential election  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:7/27]
  • Flash memory inventor reaches settlement with Toshiba over patent rights  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:7/27]
  • Japan, China, South Korea, ASEAN Urge North Korea to Talk  by Heda Bayron. Kuala Lumpur [Voice of America:7/26]

  • [7/26/'06]

    [7/25/'06]
  • Japan to focus on FTAs after collapse of WTO Talks  by Jiji Press [Mainichi Daily News:7/25]
  • Japan Foreign Minister in Bangladesh  by Associated Press [MSN Money:7/24]
  • Japan's life expectancy falls for first time in 6 years  by Jiji Press [Mainichi Daily News:7/25]
  • Techno Tokyo: Akihabara District Is The Technological Center Of Japan  by Adam Balkin [NY1:7/24]

  • [7/24/'06]
  • Fukuda's exit leaves way clear for Abe to be Japan PM  by Mariko Sanchanta in Tokyo [Financial Times:7/24]
  • Japan's foreign minister leaves for southern Asia tour  by Associated Press [INQ7.net:7/22]
  • Japan's debt ratings affirmed, warned on rising debt - Fitch  by XFN-ASIA [Hemscott:7/24]
  • Heavy rain sweeps southern Japan, 4 dead  by Reuters [Stuff.co.nz:7/24]

  • [7/23/'06]
  • Japan unable to get UNSC seat by Sept.: Oshima  by Jiji Press [Mainichi Daily News:7/21]
  • IMF chief off to Japan in early August on reforms  by Gilbert Le Gras [Reuters:7/20]
  • OECD Concerned About Rising Poverty in Japan  by Steve Herman [Voice of America:7/20]
  • Japan Condemns Toyota on Recall Practices  by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer [CBS News:7/21]

  • [7/21/'06]
  • Japan's Cabinet Adopts Lowest Spending Cap in 9 Years  by Mayumi Otsuma in Tokyo [Bloomberg:6/21]
  • OECD: Japan Must Be Cautious on Rates  by HANS GREIMEL, Associated Press Writer [Khaleej Times:7/20]
  • Member states prove again that reshaping Security Council is most divisive UN reform issue  by AP [Khaleej Times:7/21]
  • Report: Japan PM apologizes to immigrants to Dominican Republic(  by AP [China Post:7/21]

  • [7/20/'06]
  • Japanese Company Recalls Water Heaters  by AP [MSN Money:7/18] *See News Review
  • Japan to donate US$100,000 for tsunami relief  by AP [Malaysia Star:7/18]
  • 13 dead, 10 missing after Japan rains  by ASSOCIATED PRESS [Seattle Post Intelligencer:7/19]
  • Abe Says Hirohito Ended Shrine Trips for Many Reasons  by Keiichi Yamamura, John Brinsley in Tokyo [Bloomberg:7/20]

  • [7/19/'06]
  • Japan banks seen preparing to hike prime rates  by Reuters [Reuters:7/19]
  • Heavy rains in western Japan cause mudslides, train derailment  by The Associated Press (apwire) [OhmyNews International:7/17]
  • 2,600 years of tradition rest on one woman's pregnancy  by AFP [Khaleej Times:7/18]
  • Lift off for battery-power plane   [BBC News:7/17]

  • [7/18/'06]
  • Japan's Service Economy Unexpectedly Grew 0.5% in May  by Jason Clenfield in Tokyo [Bloomberg:6/18]
  • Japan Completes Troop Withdrawal From Iraq  by HIROKO TABUCHI, Associated Press Writer [CBS News:6/17]
  • G8 SUMMIT Japan urges EU not to lift arms embargo on China  by AFX [Hemscott:7/16]
  • Japanese baseball great Sadaharu Oh has operation for stomach cancer  by AP [680 News:7/18]

  • [7/17/'06]

    [7/14/'06]
  • Japan raises rates first time in 6 years  by Chisa Fujioka, Reuters [Washington Post:7/14]
  • Yen Drops as Bank of Japan Says It Will Keep Rates `Very Low'  by Chris Young in Sydney, Ron Harui in Singapore [Bloomberg:7/14]
  • U.S., Japan plan to deploy Patriot missiles in August  by Associated Press [Army Times:7/13]
  • China, Japan agree to expand mutual access to aviation market  by Xinhua [Xinhua:7/13]

  • [7/13/'06]
  • Korea Crisis Splits Allies   [Herald Sun:7/12] *See News Review
  • Koizumi Proposes Japan's Role in 4-Way Mideast Peace Talks  by Jiji Press [Mainichi Daily News:7/13]
  • BOJ kicks off policy debate, rate rise on the cards  by Tamawa Kadoya, Reuters [Scotsman:7/13]
  • Japan's Current Account Surplus Widens on Exports  by Lily Nonomiya in Tokyo [Bloomberg:7/13]

  • [7/12/'06]
  • Japan to extend peacekeeping mission in Golan Heights, Koizumi leaves for Israel  by Israel Insider staff and partners [Israel Insider:7/11]
  • India next focus area for Japan: Japanese MPs  by PTI [Hindu:7/10]
  • Japan A Major Source Of Investment In Malaysia  by Tengku Noor Shamsiah [Bernama:7/12]
  • US and Japan to take mobile TV lead  by Robert Jaques [VNUNet.com:7/11]

  • [7/11/'06]
  • Japan mulls constitutionality of attack on North Korea  by ASSOCIATED PRESS [Jerusalem Post:7/10]
  • Consider preemptive strike, official says  by [Malaysia Sun:7/9]
  • Japan hastens missile defence after N-Korea tests: Report  by Bureau Report [Zee News:7/9]
  • Japan PM leaves for Mideast to call for peace  by Elaine Lies [Reuters:7/11]

  • [7/10/'06]
  • Defense chief wants SDF to have capability to attack N. Korean missile base  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:7/10]
  • Japan has right to protect itself from NKorean aggression - Foreign Minister  by AFX News Limited [Forbes:7/9]
  • U.S. Urges China to Pressure North Korea  by FOSTER KLUG, The Associated Press [Washington Post:7/10]
  • Japan data underpins expectations of BOJ rate hike  by Yoko Nishikawa [Reuters:7/10]

  • [7/9/'06]
  • New U.S. guided missile warship deployed to Japan as N. Korea standoff continues  by AP [USA Today:7/8]
  • Armitage calls Japan a role model for Asia  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:7/7]
  • Japan to cut $124bn spending   [Gulf Daily News:7/8]
  • Van Gogh exhibit shows Japanese influence  by FIA CURLEY, ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER [Seattle Post Intelligencer:7/6]

  • [7/7/'06]

    [7/6/'06]
  • North Korea's Missile Test Leaves Japan in a Quandary  by JIM FREDERICK/TOKYO [Time:7/5] *See News Review
  • S Korea, Japan top global IT rankings  by Reuters [Financial Express:7/6]
  • WTO chief calls on Japan to compromise to save Doha Round  by Jiji Press [Mainichi Daily News:7/6]
  • Japan firms' investment in Britain up 47 percent in FY '05  by Jiji Press [Mainichi Daily News:7/6]

  • [7/5/'06]
  • Japan puts troops on higher alert after NKorean missile tests  by AFX News Limited [Forbes:7/4]
  • UN Security Council to hold emergency session on North Korea  by AP [Mainichi Daily News:7/5]
  • Japan bans North Korean ferry for 6 months  by AP [Mainichi Daily News:7/5]
  • Japan urges South Korea to halt marine survey  by Isabel Reynolds, Reuters [Reuters.uk:7/5]

  • [7/5/'06]
  • President Hu calls for removing obstacles to China-Japan ties  by Xinhua [People's Daily Online:7/5]
  • Ozawa, Kan, Hatoyama arrive in China for Hu meet   [Japan Times:7/4]
  • WTO chief urges Japan to yield on farm tariffs  by Kyodo [Japan Times:7/5]
  • Killer of girl, 7, gets life term  by Kyodo [Japan Times:7/5]

  • [7/3/'06]
  • Japan business survey lifts Asia  by Ilya Garger, MarketWatch [MarketWatch:7/3]
  • Japan price and jobs data bolster case for a rate rise  by Reuters [International Herald Tribune:6/30]
  • Japan, China, SKorea ministers meet in Hokkaido to discuss tourism promotion  by AP [Mainichi Daily News:7/2]
  • Osim set to take over as Japan coach  by AP [Mainichi Daily News:7/2]

  • [7/1/'06]
  • Japan's Former PM Hashimoto Dies at 68  by MARI YAMAGUCHI, The Associated Press [Washington Post:7/1]
  • Virtues Of The New Japan  by Australasian Investment Review [egoli.com.au:6/30]
  • Japan again looks attractive to investors  by David Berman, Financial Post [National Post:7/1]
  • WTO Chief Lamy to visit Japan next week  by Jiji Press [Mainichi Daily News:6/29]

  • [6/30/'06]
  • Fact Sheet: The Japan-U.S. Alliance of the New Century  by For Immediate Release, Office of the Press Secretary [Whitehouse.gov:6/29]
  • Japan delegation pleased with results of G8 ministerial meeting   [ITAR-TASS:6/29]
  • Yokota's parents doubt Kim's account / See his story as parroting Pyongyang's line  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:6/30]
  • Japan elderly population ratio now world's highest  by Reuters [Washington Post:6/30]

  • [6/29/'06]
  • Japan's Caution Riles Ranchers  by DAVID IVANOVICH [Houston Chronicle:6/27] *See News Review
  • Japan's PM arrives in Washington  by Jonathan Beale, BBC State Department correspondent [BBC News:6/29]
  • Harper, Japanese PM talk relations  by JENNIFER DITCHBURN, OTTAWA (CP) [Calgary Sun:6/28]
  • Japan PM says he backs friendly ties with China  by Andy Sullivan, Reuters [Malaysia Star:6/29]

  • [6/28/'06]
  • Koizumi to make farewell White House visit  by JOSEPH COLEMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER [Seattle Post Intelligencer:6/27]
  • Bush to warmly see Koizumi off  by Bruce Wallace, Los Angeles Times [San Jose Mercury News:6/28]
  • Embezzling Waseda prof banned from public grants  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:6/25]
  • Pressure Builds for Japan's Central Banker to Quit  by MARTIN FACKLER [New York Times:6/28]

  • [6/27/'06]
  • 'Speed up' FTA with Japan  by Asia Pulse/TNA/OANA [Asia Times Online:6/28]
  • Failure of Reconciliation in Japan   [Korea Times:6/27]
  • 46% support Yasukuni visit by Koizumi's successor  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:6/27]
  • Japan hit by huge rise in child abuse  by Dominic Al-Badri in Tokyo [Guardian:6/27]

  • [6/26/'06]

    [6/23/'06]
  • Japan shrine challenge rejected  by Chris Hogg, BBC News, Tokyo [BBC News:6/23]
  • Japan fund manager Murakami indicted  by Jonathan Soble, Reuters [Scotsman:6/23]
  • Japan 1 - 4 Brazil   [The Herald:6/23]
  • I gave my heart and soul to Japan, says Zico  by Alastair Himmer [Reuters India:6/23]

  • [6/22/'06]
  • Out of Iraq   [Khaleej Times Online:6/22] *See News Review
  • Japan dispatches ships, planes to monitor North Korea  by Associated Press [Globe and Mail:6/22]
  • Japan's trade surplus widens  by Reuters [CNN International:6/22]
  • Japan sagging in sex department, hence fewer kids: expert  by JUN HONGO, Staff writer [Japan Times:6/22]

  • [6/21/'06]

    [6/20/'06]

    [6/19/'06]
  • North Koreans Are Reported Closer to a Missile Test  by HELENE COOPER and MICHAEL R. GORDON [New York Times:6/19]
  • Japan offers Iraq loans amid withdrawal plans  by AFP [South Asian Women's Forum:6/19]
  • Majority of Commission Votes to Resume Whaling  by Adam Raney, Associated Press [Washington Post:6/19]
  • Japan FSA to suspend Mitsui Sumitomo Ins -paper   [Reuters:6/19]

  • [6/18/'06]
  • Japan calls for establishing East Asian free trade agreements  by Xinhua [People's Daily Online:6/15]
  • Fukui positive on BOJ policymakers' asset disclosure  by Jiji Press [Mainichi Daily News:6/16]
  • Afghanistan's Karzai to visit Japan in July  by Associated Press (apwire) [OhmyNews International:6/16]
  • Japan passes law to combat suicide  by AAP [News.com.au:6/15]

  • [6/16/'06]
  • Fukui Sold Fund After Losing Confidence in Murakami  by John Brinsley, Mayumi Otsuma in Tokyo [Bloomberg:6/15]
  • POLL-Japan markets still expect July BOJ rate rise  by Chikako Mogi [Reuters:6/15]
  • Japan bill will sanction N. Korea  by AP [CNN:6/15]
  • Cute is cool in Japan   [Aljazeera.net:6/15]

  • [6/15/'06]
  • No Agreement in Japan-South Korea Maritime Talks  by Steve Herman [Voice of America:6/13] *See News Review
  • Japan Tax Increase May Hurt Consumer Spending, Nakamura Says  by Yasue Aoi in Tokyo [Bloomberg:6/15]
  • Japanese mayor accepts U.S. nuclear aircraft carrier  by Hiroko Tabuchi, AP [China Post:6/15]
  • Bush, Koizumi to Make Pilgrimage to Graceland   [Voice of America:6/14]

  • [6/14/'06]
  • Koizumi Says Japan's Tax Revenue Rose More Than Expected  by Mayumi Otsuma in Tokyo [Bloomberg :6/14]
  • Why Japan will keep rates ultra low  by Anatole Kaletsky [Times Online:6/12]
  • Malaysia-Japan free trade agreement to take effect July 13  by AP [Malaysia Star:6/13]
  • Japan's oldest man dies days after turning 111  by Associated Press [CTV.ca:6/13]

  • [6/13/'06]

    [6/12/'06]

    [6/10/'06]
  • China's Hu says hopes to visit Japan - Kyodo   [Reuters India:6/10]
  • Japan moves to upgrade defense unit  by Associated Press [International Herald Tribune:6/9]
  • 459 Schindler lift problems found  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:6/10]
  • EDITORIAL/ Scandal in the art world   [Asahi Shimbun:6/9]

  • [6/8/'06]
  • Japan's benchmark stock index sheds more than 3%  by AP [Malaysia Star:6/8]
  • JAPAN: FT questions fairness of arrests  by Japan Times [Asia Pacific Media Network:6/7]
  • Japan war shrine issues guide in Chinese, Korean  by Reuters [China Daily:6/7]
  • President Katsav vs. sumo wrestlers  by Neta Sela [Ynetnews:6/6]

  • [6/7/'06]
  • Japan's emperor calls for understanding of past  by Reuters [Thanh Nien Daily:6/6]
  • Panel recommends cutting number of NHK channels by 3  by Kyodo [TMCnet:6/6]
  • Karzai to visit Japan in early July: reports  by Xinhua [People's Daily Online:6/6]
  • Japan Orders Nationwide Inspection of Schindler-Made Elevators  by Hiroshi Suzuki in Tokyo [Bloomberg:6/7] *See News Review

  • [6/6/'06]
  • Japan Set to Pass Law for Investment Funds  by YURI KAGEYAMA, The Associated Press [Washington Post:6/6]
  • Japan reports a big jump in investment  by Lily Nonomiya Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:6/5]
  • Japan unfreezes delayed loans to China  by Reuters [China Daily:6/6]
  • Japan panel wants NTT disbanded in 2010/11 - paper  by Reuters [Moneycontrol.com:6/6]

  • [6/5/'06]
  • Murakami admits to insider trading, says he will quit his investment business  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:6/5]
  • Indonesia asks for Japan's disaster management knowhow  by Jiji Press [Mainichi Daily News:6/5]
  • Report: Japan proposes foreign minister meeting with China  by The Associated Press (apwire) [OhmyNews International:6/5]
  • Japan beats Malta 1-0  by AAP [Ninemsn:6/5]

  • [6/4/'06]
  • Japan sends 100 troops to aid Indonesia quake relief efforts  by AP [Mainichi Daily News:6/4]
  • Report: Japan eyeing sanctions against Iran  by ASSOCIATED PRESS [Jerusalem Post:6/4]
  • How to Embrace Change  by Gordon Brown, Newsweek [Newsweek:6/12]
  • What makes a city boom  by Joel Kotkin [Salem Statesman Journal:6/4]

  • [6/2/'06]
  • Japan Launches 'Silk Road Diplomacy' in Central Asia  by Steve Herman, Tokyo [Voice of America:6/1]
  • Prosecutors probing Japan's Murakami fund -media  by Jonathan Soble [Reuters:6/2]
  • Japan Rating Outlook Raised to 'Positive' by Moody's  by Drew Gibson, Mayumi Otsuma in Tokyo [Bloomberg:6/1]
  • US sailor to spend life behind bars for killing woman on street in Yokosuka  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:6/2]

  • [6/1/'06]

    [5/31/'06]
  • Japan Pays Respects to Unknown Soldier  by Kozo Mizoguchi, Associated Press Writer [Washington Post:5/29]
  • Japan welcomes new US treasury chief  by The Associated Press/TOKYO [BusinessWeek:5/31]
  • NZ Foreign Minister hails ties with Japan in Tokyo address  by Aaron Baldwin, Mainichi Daily News [Mainichi Daily News:5/31]
  • Japan squanders 2-0 lead, draws with Germany   [Mainichi Daily News:5/31]

  • [5/30/'06]

    [5/28/'06]
  • Japan sends medical team to Indonesia  by AP [NDTV.com:5/28]
  • U.S. Backs Japan For U.N. Seat   [All Headline News:5/28]
  • Japan keeps as world's largest holder of foreign assets in 2005  by AP [Mainichi Daily News:5/26]
  • China-Japan to strengthen trade ties   [Gulf Daily News:5/28]

  • [5/25/'06]
  • Exports rise fuels Japan recovery   [BBC News:5/25]
  • Japan's Koizumi to visit Bush in June-White House  by Caren Bohan [Reuters AlertNet:5/24]
  • India's defence minister arrives in Japan   [ABC Asia Pacific:5/25]
  • Japan's Yasukuni Shrine Controversy  by Richard Halloran [Real Clear Politics:5/22] *See News Review

  • [5/24/'06]
  • Japan emerges from 'lost decade' of deflation   by Sapa-AFP [Mail & Guardian Online:5/24]
  • U.S. Embassy in Japan Gets Possible Threat  by Associated Press [Washington Post:5/24]
  • South Korea, Japan agree to talk on disputed islands  by Nadim Ladki, Reuters [Malaysia Star:5/23]
  • World-Zico declares Japan primed for World Cup  by Reuters [Reuters.uk:5/24]

  • [5/23/'06]

    [5/22/'06]
  • Aso aims to heal rifts at Doha  by IHT/Asahi [ASAHI SHIMBUN:5/22]
  • Abdullah To Visit Japan To Reinforce Malaysia-Japan Ties   [Bernama:5/21]
  • Japan wins World Cup wrestling  by AP [Mainichi Daily News:5/21]
  • Mongolian Hakuho claims first Emperor's Cup   [Japan Times:5/22]

  • [5/19/'06]
  • Japan's Growing Confidence Should Be Welcomed  by Christopher Preble [Cato Institute:5/19]
  • Japan, China Plan Meeting on Energy Conservation, Environment  by Megumi Yamanaka in Tokyo [Bloomberg:5/19]
  • NHK failed to pay 300 million yen in tax  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:5/19]
  • SOCCER/ WORLD CUP: Team Japan gears up for global stage  by ANDREW MITCHELL, STAFF WRITER [Asahi Shimbun:5/19]

  • [5/18/'06]
  • Uncertainty over Bank of Japan's Monetary Policy  by David Pilling [Financial Times:5/18] *See News Review
  • UN chief targets strained ties in Asia  by Robert Marquand, Staff writer [Christian Science Monitor:5/18]
  • Report: Japan to increase national oil reserves by 40 percent  by The Associated Press (apwire) [OhmyNews International:5/18]
  • NHK punishes worker over illicit discounts for family members  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:5/17]

  • [5/17/'06]
  • Profit makes Japan 'America's No. 1 cash cow in Asia'  by Paul Wiseman, USA TODAY [USA Today:5/16]
  • Japan, China need to work together for Asia's sake  by PHILIPPE RIES, AFP/The Manila Times [ABS CBN News:5/17]
  • Rival North, South Korean groups have historic meeting in Tokyo  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:5/17]
  • S. Korea, Japan Foreign Ministers to Meet in Qatar Next Week  by Heejin Koo in Seoul [Bloomberg:/]

  • [5/16/'06]
  • Gangster, South Korean suspect successfully smuggled drugs into Japan 3 times  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:5/16]
  • Japan to exchange info on dubious funds with 3 more economies  by Jiji Press [Mainichi Daily News:5/16]
  • Japan, Britain to join hands in combating cyber crimes  by Xinhua [People's Daily Online:5/16]
  • Apple and Softbank reach agreement on iPhone   [Monsters and Critics.com:5/15]

  • [5/15/'06]
  • Japan's March Current Account Surplus Widens 33%  by Jason Clenfield [Bloomberg:5/15]
  • Poll shows Fukuda catching up in Japan PM race  by [Reuters India:5/15]
  • China, Japan to hold seminar on environment in Tokyo  by Xinhua [China Daily:5/15]
  • Ohata breaks Campese try record   [BBC News:5/14]

  • [5/14/'06]
  • Japan to aid Israel become OECD member  by Gad Lior [Ynetnews:5/14]
  • Saddam's novel to be first published in Japan   [NewKerala.com:5/12]
  • Japan fears shortage of disposable chopsticks  by Mari Yamaguchi, AP [Independent Online:5/12]
  • Japan fails to score in World Cup tuneup with Scotland  by AP [Mainichi Daily News:5/13]

  • [5/11/'06]

    [5/10/'06]
  • Business body seeks end to Yasukuni visits  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:5/10]
  • Japan envoy visits Sri Lanka rebels, sees war risk  by Peter Apps [Reuters:5/9]
  • Japan Airlines posts $A550m net loss  by AAP [Ninemsn:5/10]
  • Striking riddle getting serious for Japan coach Zico  by Alastair Himmer [Reuters.uk:5/10]

  • [5/9/'06]

    [5/8/'06]

    [5/2/'06]

    [4/29/'06]

    [4/27/'06]
  • Cost of U.S. military shuffle stuns Japan  by HIROKO TABUCHI, Associated Press [Mercury News:4/26] *See News Review
  • Japan's parliament endorses FTA pact with Malaysia  by Kyodo [TMCnet:4/26]
  • Robot legs could give Japan's elderly a lift   [Reuters.uk:4/26]
  • Japan's FSA penalizes Sumitomo Mitsui Banking for derivatives sales  Edited by Tomoko Hosaka [MarketWatch:4/27]

  • [4/26/'06]
  • Koizumi Marks 5 Years With Strong Economy  by JOSEPH COLEMAN, AP [ABC News:4/25]
  • Koizumi says China, S. Korea will regret not holding summit talks  by Kyodo [TMCnet:4/25]
  • Tokyo considers tax breaks to spur foreign investment  by David Pilling in Tokyo [Financial Times:4/26]
  • Some care about 'Cool Japan'  by MARTIN BARROW [Japan Times:4/26]

  • [4/25/'06]
  • NPA gets warrant for N. Korean spy   [Japan Times:4/25]
  • Japan, EU discuss East Asian security at summit  by VNA [Viet Nam News Agency:4/24]
  • Researchers look to Japan for clues on Chernobyl  by AP [USA Today:4/22]
  • Japan thrash South Korea in World Cup qualifier  by Reuters [Reuters.uk:4/23]

  • [4/24/'06]
  • U.S., Japan agree on troop realignment   by FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press [Albany Times Union:4/23]
  • Japan and South Korea shake hands, but horns remain locked  by Peter Alford [Australian:4/24]
  • G7 gives free hand on policy as BOJ aims to tighten  by Tamawa Kadoya [Boston Globe:4/23]
  • By-election victory boosts Japan opposition  by Reuters [Washington Post:4/23]

  • [4/21/'06]

    [4/20/'06]
  • Disputed islands stir tensions between South Korea, Japan   [CBC News:4/19] *See News Review
  • Japan: U.S. Trade Barrier Report Biased  by CARL FREIRE, The Associated Press [Washington Post:4/20]
  • Mr Uwano comes back from the dead to say 'Good Day'  by Richard Lloyd Parry in Tokyo [Times Online:4/20]
  • JAPAN: NHK hit by fresh embezzlement case  by Japan Times [Asia Pacific Media Network:4/13]

  • [4/19/'06]
  • Japan seeks S. Korea to 'understand' survey near disputed isles  by Kyodo [TMCnet:4/19]
  • Japan halts aid to Palestinians  by Associated Press [Ynetnews:4/18]
  • Japan MOF says G7 to discuss global rates, oil   [Reuters:4/19]
  • Japan, U.S. to cooperate in fighting cyber terrorism  by Jiji Press [Mainichi Daily News:4/18]

  • [4/18/'06]
  • China revises area for sea traffic ban  by UPI Top Stories Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge [TMCnet:4/18]
  • Japan scientists unveil world's oldest ice block  by Reuters [Reuters AlertNet:4/18]
  • Indonesia, Japan resume free trade negotiations  by Jakarta Post [Jakarta Post:4/18]
  • ORLANDO HERNANDEZ, Cuban ambassador: Cuba, Japan share more than just baseball  by Special to The Asahi Shimbun [Asahi Shimbun:4/17]

  • [4/17/'06]

    [4/14/'06]
  • Police seek Chinese Embassy officials for questioning in illegal work probe  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:4/14]
  • Japan maintains upbeat view on economy  by Associated Press [BusinessWeek:4/14]
  • Japan sets up team for moon mission  by Associated Press [MSNBC:4/13]
  • FSA to order loan firm Aiful to suspend business over shady operations  by Mainichi [Mainichi Daily News:4/14]

  • [4/13/'06]

    [4/12/'06]
  • Japan urges China to improve practices on auto parts, chemicals  by Kyodo [TMCnet:4/11]
  • Abe Says Japan Will Urge Iran to End Uranium Project  by Lily Nonomiya in Tokyo [Bloomberg:4/12]
  • Japan's February Current Account Surplus Widens 6.2 Percent  by Lily Nonomiya in Tokyo [Bloomberg:4/12]
  • Bulgarian sumo star Kotooshu pushes way up ranks of Japan's national sport  by Eric Talmadge, AP [Mainichi Daily News:4/11]

  • [4/11/'06]
  • Japan says Yokota's husband likely S. Korean abductee  by Kyodo [TMCnet:4/11]
  • Hill Says He Won't Meet N. Koreans for Nuclear Talks in Japan  by John Brinsley in Tokyo [Bloomberg:4/11]
  • Bank of Japan keeps interest rates at zero  by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer [BusinessWeek:4/11]
  • Most Japanese think Japan is dangerous  by Big News Network(UPI) [North Korea Times:4/11]

  • [4/10/'06]

    [4/9/'06]
  • Japan to work with G-4 for permanent seat in UNSC  by PTI [NewKerala.com:4/7]
  • Taiwan group seeks Japan's support for WHO bid  by Reuters [Reuters AlertNet:4/6]
  • Japan bypasses China, to look at India   [siliconindia.com:4/6]
  • Tom Hanks Talks Hair With Leader Of Japan  by Reuters [Defamer.com:4/7]

  • [4/7/'06]

    [4/6/'06]

    [4/5/'06]

    [4/4/'06]
  • Tankan shows pause in Japan economy, capex strong  by Yoko Nishikawa [Reuters:4/3] *See News Review
  • Japan advocates East Asia free trade zone  by UPI [United Press International:4/4]
  • N.Korean official to visit Japan soon-sources   [Reuters.uk:4/4]
  • US, Japan Teaming Up to Fight Product Piracy in China  by Steve Herman [Voice of America:3/31]

  • [4/3/'06]

    [3/31/'06]

    [3/30/'06]
  • Japan Extends First Loans to Mongolia in Five Years  by Steve Herman [Voice of America:3/29] *See News Review
  • Japan focuses its ODA on Viet Nam   [Viet Nam News Agency:3/30]
  • Nikkei tops 17,000 for first time in 5-1/2 years  by David Dolan [Reuters:3/29]
  • Secondhand gadgets win reprieve from Japan's "worst law ever"  by Ollie Barder [Guardian:3/30]

  • [3/29/'06]

    [3/28/'06]

    [3/27/'06]

    [3/24/'06]
  • Japan's Service Industry Expanded 2.2% in January  by John Brinsley [Bloomberg:3/24]
  • Japan's trade balance becomes surplus in Februrary  by AP [Malaysia Star:3/23]
  • Japan ponders tax cuts to boost falling birth rate   [Reuters India:3/23]
  • Rolling Stones get Tokyo Dome rockin'  by Tetsuko Yoshida, Mainichi Weekly [Mainichi Daily News:3/23]

  • [3/23/'06]
  • Japan raids pro-Pyongyang office  by UPI [United Press International:3/23]
  • Japan to freeze aid loans to China over worsening relations  by KANA INAGAKI, Associated Press Writer [OhmyNews International:3/23]
  • Land prices in Tokyo rise for 1st time in 15 years  by Yoko Nishikawa [Reuters:3/23]
  • All Nippon Halts 115 Japan Flights on Pilots' Strike  by Masumi Suga in Tokyo [Bloomberg:3/23]

  • [3/22/'06]
  • World champions still on a high as team heads back to Japan   [Mainichi Daily News:3/22]
  • Japanese ecstatic over Baseball Classic title  by Toshi Maeda, Reuters [Washington Post:3/21] *See News Review
  • Time to rise with Japan's sun   [Sydney Morning Herald:3/20]
  • Armitage says Japan on par with U.K.  by Aya Igarashi, Yomiuri Shimbun Correspondent [Daily Yomiuri:3/20]

  • [3/21/'06]
  • Japan crowned Classic's first champ  by Barry M. Bloom / MLB.com [MLB.com:3/21]
  • Japan on top of world with Classic win  by Dan Shaughnessy, Globe Staff [Boston Globe:3/21]
  • Japan Defeats Cuba 10-6 to Win World Baseball Classic  by Erik Matuszewski in New York [Bloomberg:3/21]
  • Mr. Oh will always be king in Japan   [TMCnet:3/19]

  • [3/20/'06]
  • Tokyo-M'bishi UFJ to raise time deposit rates for 1st time in 5 yrs  by Kyodo [TMCnet:3/17]
  • Triumph at Turin Paralympics   [Daily Yomiuri:3/17]
  • Japan knocks out Korea, faces Cuba for WBC title  by Tim Brown, Los Angeles Times [AZ Central.com:3/18]
  • Japan marks 11th anniversary of sarin attack  by Kyodo [TMCnet:3/20]

  • [3/17/'06]
  • Court upholds cult death penalty  by AP [CNN:3/15]
  • Tokyo says no to $10B relocation of Marines  by Asahi Shimbun [Pacific Daily News:3/17]
  • US encourages improved ties between China and Japan  by Sue Pleming and Michelle Nichols, Reuters [Washington Post:3/17]
  • Vodafone and Softbank near Japan mobile deal  by Yukari Iwatani Kane and Yoshiyasu Shida [Reuters.uk:3/17]

  • [3/16/'06]

    [3/15/'06]

    [3/14/'06]
  • Not in my backyard: rift over US bases in Japan  by Deborah Cameron Herald Correspondent in Tokyo [Sydney Morning Herald:3/14] *See News Review
  • Summary-Comments by BOJ officials on monetary policy   [Reuters:3/14]
  • Japan corporate bankruptcies up in Feb.  by Associated Press [BusinessWeek:3/14]
  • Livedoor to be delisted next month  by UPI [Monsters and Critics.com:3/14]

  • [3/13/'06]
  • Japan's GDP Grows at Annual 5.4% Pace, Outpacing U.S.  by Lily Nonomiya in Tokyo [Bloomberg:3/13]
  • Japan seeks US troop deal despite local 'No' vote  by George Nishiyama [Reuters:3/12]
  • U.S. probing possible third mad-cow case  by Reuters News Service [Houston Chronicle:3/11]
  • Japan's LDP prepares bill on N.Korea sanctions  by Reuters [Reuters AlertNet:3/11]

  • [3/12/'06]
  • Japan proposes raising China's UN payment  by AP [China Daily:3/10]
  • Japan's interior minister criticises BoJ move  by David Pilling in Tokyo [Financial Times:3/10]
  • Honda Plans to Build First Japanese Factory in 30 Years  by Kae Inoue in Tokyo [Bloomberg:3/11]
  • Japan's Kozuka wins gold in men's program  by Eugene Brcic, ASSOCIATED PRESS [San Diego Union Tribune:3/11]

  • [3/10/'06]
  • BOJ Head: Interest Rates Will Stay Zero  by CHISAKI WATANABE, The Associated Press [Washington Post:3/10]
  • NHK should raise money for foreign service by ads: panel   [Japan Times:3/10]
  • Japanese regulator punishes JP Morgan for market manipulation  by AFX News Limited [Forbes:3/9]
  • Tokyo air raid victims, kin to sue Japanese gov't possibly Aug. 15  by Kyodo [TMCnet:3/4]

  • [3/9/'06]
  • Yen Trades Lower as Bank of Japan Says to Keep Rates Near Zero  by Keiko Ujikane in Tokyo [Bloomberg:3/9]
  • Asia rises on BoJ decision  by Reuters [CNN International:3/9]
  • 10,000 rally to keep males on Japan throne  by UPI [United Press International:3/7]
  • In Japan, immigration bill sent to Parliament  by Reuters [International Herald Tribune:3/7]

  • [3/8/'06]
  • Japan seeks reduced U.N. contribution  by UPI [United Press International:3/7]
  • Japan, Russia agree to persist in dialogue with Iran over nuke row  by Kyodo [TMCnet:3/7]
  • Leading Japan a 'big honor' for Ichiro  by Doug Miller / MLB.com [MLB.com:3/7]
  • Bank of NY sets up securities company in Japan   by Kathie O'Donnell, MarketWatch, Inc [Middle East North Africa Financial Network:3/6]

  • [3/7/'06]
  • China increases defense budget  by UPI [United Press International:3/5] *See News Review
  • Japan, South Korea say to cooperate on North  by Reuters [Swissinfo:3/7]
  • Comments by govt, politicians on BOJ policy   [Reuters:3/6]
  • Japan's 4th-Qtr Capital Spending Rose 9.5 Percent  by Lily Nonomiya in Tokyo [Bloomberg:3/6]

  • [3/6/'06]

    [3/3/'06]

    [3/2/'06]
  • Iran, Japan Discuss Nuclear File: Mottaki   [Islamic Republic News Agency:3/2] *See News Review
  • Japan eyes leading investor position in Vietnam  by Kyodo, Vietnam News Agency [Thanh Nien Daily:3/1]
  • India urged to build common goals with Japan  by Staff Reporter [Hindu:2/28]
  • President Aliyev to Visit Japan March 7   [Baku Today:2/28]

  • [3/1/'06]
  • IMF likely to raise Japan 2006 growth forecast  by Yoko Nishikawa [Reuters:2/28]
  • President of Japan Airlines to Step Down  by AP [MSN Money:2/28]
  • Koizumi calls for gov't to support winter athletes  by Kyodo [TMCnet:2/28]
  • Nakata the savior as Japan holds Bosnia in friendly  by GUS FIELDING, Kyodo News [Japan Times:3/1]

  • [2/28/'06]

    [2/27/'06]
  • Japan ponders post-deflation plan   [BBC News:2/27]
  • Iran and Japan hold nuclear talks  by Jonathan Head, BBC News, Tokyo [BBC News:2/27]
  • Olympic team leader blasts Japan's poor performance   [Mainichi Daily News:2/27]
  • Japan arrested record number of people in Web-linked crimes last year  by AP [Mainichi Daily News:2/24]

  • [2/26/'06]
  • Japan issues arrest warrants for N.Korean agents   [Reuters:2/23]
  • Japan Launches Satellite to Map the Sky  by Associated Press [Washington Post:2/21]
  • Japanese Red Army founder gets 20 years  by ASSOCIATED PRESS [Seattle Post Intelligencer:2/22]
  • India looking at Japan defeat positively  by PTI [NewKerala.com:2/24]

  • [2/24/'06]
  • Road to redemption - After nearly quitting in '05, Arakawa takes home gold   [SI.com:2/23]
  • Japan May Cut Funding to U.N.  by Maggie Farley, Times Staff Writer [Los Angeles Times:2/23]
  • 'Top secret' Maritime Self-Defense Force data leaked online   [Mainichi Daily News:2/23]
  • Minshuto in turmoil over e-mail   [Asahi Shimbun:2/24]

  • [2/22/'06]

    [2/21/'06]

    [2/20/'06]
  • Japan offers condolences over devastating Philippine landslide  by Kyodo [TMCnet:2/17]
  • The sun rises as Japan's GDP growth gains pace  by Lily Nonomiya, Tokyo [Age:2/18]
  • Japan Launches New Satellite on Dual Mission  by Stephen Clark [Space.com:2/18]
  • President Bush to invite Koizumi to Graceland  by AP [China Post:2/16]

  • [2/17/'06]
  • Japan viewed most positively in world; Iran most negatively : BBC poll  by Kyodo News [Crisscross:2/5]
  • Japan's Economy Expands Three Times as Fast as the U.S., Europe  by Lily Nonomiya in Tokyo [Bloomberg:2/17]
  • Koizumi calls for a new English channel for NHK  by YU YOSHITAKE and TARO KARASAKI, Staff Writers [Asahi Shimbun:2/11]
  • Japan to fingerprint foreigners under proposed immigration bill   [Mainichi Daily News:2/8]

  • [2/16/'06]
  • The end of Koizumi's reign  by Hisane Masaki [Asia Times:2/15]
  • Horie accused of ordering 30 million yen payment to LDP lawmaker's son   [Mainichi Daily News:2/16]
  • Japan's offensive minister  by New York Times [International Herald Tribune:2/13]
  • Japan Airlines president asked to resign by directors, managers  by AFX [Forbes:2/14]

  • [2/15/'06]
  • Koizumi's Cabinet Falls Six Points in Japan   [Angus Reid Global Scan:2/15]
  • Japan's law to favor online shoppers  by Shihoko Goto, UPI [Monsters and Critics:2/14]
  • Iran's FM to visit Japan soon   [Islamic Republic News Agency:2/14]
  • Shocker: Waseda gives Toyota All-Japan lesson  by Rich Freeman, Daily Yomiuri Sportswriter [Daily Yomiuri:2/14]

  • [2/14/'06]
  • Japan agrees to forgive 244 bln yen in loans to Nigeria  by AFX [Forbes:2/14]
  • German FM to visit Japan next week   [Xinhua:2/14]
  • Japan firm raided in nuke investigation  by Hiroko Tabuchi, Associated Press Writer [Boston Globe:2/12]
  • Nobel laureate Maathai arrives in Japan to promote environmental protection   [Mainichi Daily News:2/12]

  • [2/13/'06]
  • The nation yearns for a baby boy  by ANTHONY FAIOLA [Toronto Star:2/12] *See News Review
  • Japan's Current Account Surplus Widens for 4th Month  by Lily Nonomiya in Tokyo [Bloomberg:2/13]
  • Prosecutors charge ex-Livedoor CEO Horie: reports   [Reuters:2/13]
  • Japan delays defence agency upgrade  by ABC Asia Pacific TV / Radio Australia [ABC Asia Pacific:2/13]

  • [2/12/'06]

    [2/10/'06]
  • Japan's top banker fuels rate-hike speculation  by Reuters [CNN International:2/9]
  • Japan's Jan. Producer Prices Rise at Fastest Pace in 16 Years  by Mayumi Otsuma in Tokyo [Bloomberg:2/10]
  • China, Japan officials meet to mend ties  by Kyodo [China Daily:2/10]
  • Olympics: Japan disappointed at failure to reinstate 2 sports  by Kyodo [TMCnet:2/9]

  • [2/8/'06]
  • Japan PM softens pledge on female royal succession  by Linda Sieg [Reuters Canada:2/8]
  • DPRK-Japan's Beijing talks conclude without major progress  by Xinhua [China Daily:2/8]
  • Japan Holds Annual Rally Demanding Return of Islands by Russia   [MosNews:2/7]
  • Currencies: Speculation over rates in Japan gives lift to yen  by Deborah Finestone and Rodrigo Davies, Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:2/8]

  • [2/7/'06]
  • Hopes Raised for Male Heir to Japan Throne  by MARI YAMAGUCHI, The Associated Press [Washington Post:2/7]
  • Japan denies claim of corporation law bias against foreign groups  by David Ibison in Tokyo [Financial Times:2/7]
  • Saga governor effectively OKs controversial pluthermal project  by IHT/Asahi [Asahi Shimbun:2/7]
  • Japan to ban powerful toy air guns  by Kyodo [TMCnet:2/6]

  • [2/6/'06]
  • Korea, Japan Covered Up Kim Dae-jung Kidnap   [Chosun Ilbo:2/5] *See News Review
  • Japan says abduction row key to North Korea ties  by Reuters [Swissinfo:2/6]
  • Japan PM Koizumi support slips amid scandals flap  by Reuters [ABC News:2/5]
  • 'Geisha' Latest Movie Censored in China  by MIN LEE, The Associated Press [Washington Post:2/4]

  • [2/5/'06]

    [2/3/'06]
  • Asia: Japan hits export-led high  by Stuart Kelly, Bloomberg News [International Herald Tribune:2/3]
  • TSE's new IT czar has big task  by TAIGA URANAKA, Staff writer [Japan Times:2/3]
  • Japan tells USDA chief consumers leery of US beef  by Reuters [Reuters AlertNet:1/31]
  • Japan prince relives student days   [BBC News:2/2]

  • [2/1/'06]

    [1/31/'06]
  • Japan's Jobs on Offer Rise to Highest in 13 Years  by John Brinsley in Tokyo [Bloomberg:1/31]
  • Japan unemployment rate falls in December  by Associated Press [BusinessWeek:1/30]
  • Japan to complete Iraq troop pullout by May -media  by Reuters [Swissinfo:1/31]
  • Japan lower house passes extra budget  by Associated Press [BusinessWeek:1/31]

  • [1/30/'06]
  • Japan to Eventually Allow U.S. Beef  by Sam Cage, AP [BusinessWeek:1/27] *See News Review
  • Japan explains idea for new UNSC reform resolution  by Kyodo [TMCnet:1/28]
  • Abe downplays Aso's call for emperor to visit to Yasukuni Shine  by Kyodo [TMCnet:1/30]
  • Japan's Industrial Production Rises for Fifth Month  by Lily Nonomiya in Tokyo [Bloomberg:1/30]

  • [1/28/'06]

    [1/26/'06]
  • Japan vows to cut domestic farm subsidies by 75%  by Kyodo [TMCnet:1/26]
  • NHK's Hashimoto hints at cutting viewer fees  by Kyodo [TMCnet:1/26]
  • Japan panel posits worst case earthquake  by UPI [United Press International:1/26]
  • India will surpass Japan this year  by S. Rajagopalan [Hindustan Times:1/26]

  • [1/25/'06]

    [1/24/'06]
  • Livedoor CEO steps down as president  by Associated Press [CNN International:1/24]
  • Japan launches satellite at last  by Associated Press [MSNBC:1/23]
  • Japan goes ahead with punitive tariffs on Hynix chips  by AFX [Forbes:1/23]
  • All of Japan's Regions Expand for the First Time Since 1997  by Mayumi Otsuma in Tokyo [Bloomberg:1/24]

  • [1/23/'06]
  • Boost for Beef as Japan Bans US  by Peter Alford, The Australian [News.com.au:1/23] *See News Review
  • Postal privatization planning firm opens in Japan  by Xinhua [People's Daily Online:1/23]
  • Japan Won't Let BOJ Repeat Policy Mistakes, LDP's Yamamoto Says  by Mayumi Otsuma in Tokyo [Bloomberg:1/23]
  • Yamaha raided over China exports    [BBC News:1/23]

  • [1/21/'06]
  • USDA pledges stricter scrutiny of beef exports  by Christopher Doering [Reuters.uk:1/21]
  • Japan may allow women to ascend throne  by Joseph Coleman, Associated Press Writer [Boston Globe:1/20]
  • Harsh Japan winter finally catches up with Tokyo  by Reuters [Boston Globe:1/21]
  • Unified university entrance exams start   [Mainichi Daily News:1/21]

  • [1/19/'06]

    [1/18/'06]
  • Selling stampede shuts down Tokyo stock market  by Linda Sieg and Yukari Iwatani [Reuters:1/18]
  • Former Livedoor exec reveals recipe for cooked books   [Mainichi Daily News:1/18]
  • Japan's consumer confidence highest in 15 years  by David Pilling in Tokyo [Financial Times:1/17]
  • Japanese megabank looks abroad to grow  by Martin Fackler, The New York Times [International Herald Tribune:1/17]

  • [1/17/'06]
  • Nikkei ends below 16,000, Livedoor spurs selling  by Eriko Amaha [Reuters:1/17]
  • Abe criticizes S. Korea for cutting dialogue over Yasukuni row  by Kyodo [TMCnet:1/17]
  • Japan marks quake anniversary amid new safety fears  by Reporting by Isabel Reynolds and Chisa Fujioka, Reuters [Boston Globe:1/16]
  • No. of visitors to Japan at record high 6.73 mil. in 2005  by Kyodo [TMCnet:1/17]

  • [1/16/'06]
  • Japan intends to mediate Iran nuclear crisis settlement  by Itar-Tass [Tehran Times :1/16]
  • Japan's Current Account Surplus Widens for 3rd Month  by Lily Nonomiya in Tokyo [Bloomberg:1/16]
  • 'Tokyo should boost ties with Delhi'  by AFP [Daily Times:1/16]
  • Japan's Abe to Decide Whether to Run for Premier After June  by Keiko Ujikane in Tokyo [Bloomberg:1/15]

  • [1/13/'06]

    [1/12/'06]

    [1/11/'06]
  • Tanigaki urges review of Japan's hefty UN dues  by Reuters [China Daily:1/11]
  • Japan, Turkey to boost support for Mideast peace  by Reuters [Reuters AlertNet:1/10]
  • Japan Tests Show 77 People Exposed to Mild Bird Flu  by Hiroshi Suzuki [Bloomberg:1/10]
  • Japan sees end to deflation curse   [BBC News:1/10]

  • [1/10/'06]
  • New govt realignment eyed  by Yomiuri Shimbun [Daily Yomiuri:1/10]
  • Death toll from snow climbs to 71   [Japan Times:1/10]
  • N.Korea Must Hand Over Suspected Kidnappers: Tokyo  by Arirang News [Chosun Ilbo:1/9]
  • Fewer young people come of age in Japan  by UPI [Monsters and Critics.com:1/10]

  • [1/9/'06]

    [1/6/'06]
  • Japanese Execs Upbeat at New Year's Party  by AP [MSN Money:1/5]
  • Pakistan, Japan vow to fight terror, proliferation  by Kyodo [Japan Times:1/6]
  • Japan says working on own U.N. reform proposal  by Dwi Prasetyo [Malaysia Star:1/6]
  • 28 dead in record snow  by Reuters From correspondents in Tokyo [NEWS.com.au:1/6]

  • [1/5/'06]
  • As U.S. shipments resume, Japanese ask, 'Where's the beef from?'  by Martin Fackler, The New York Times [International Herald Tribune:1/4]  *See News Review
  • Japanese prime minister reconsiders trip to Israel, due to Sharon's illness  by AP [Mainichi Daily News:1/5]
  • India, Japan to launch nuclear energy talks  [Peninsula On-line:1/5]
  • Koizumi kicks off new year defiant toward Beijing, Seoul  by REIJI YOSHIDA, Staff writer [Japan Times:1/5]

  • [1/1/'06]

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