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1. 10-11 Volcanic eruption in Japan spreads ash in 4 cities Shinmoedake, Japan
C. 10-08 Hamilton extends title lead as Vettel's challenge misfires Suzuka Circuit, Japan
09-14 North Korea fires second ballistic missile over Japan Hokkaido, Northern Japan
E. 09-04 Japanese princess to lose royal status after marrying commoner Japan
F. 08-28 N Korea fires missile over Japan in 'unprecedented threat' Hokkaido, Northern Japan
6. 07-05 Floods in southern Japan force hundreds to flee; 2 dead Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan
H. 06-25 Takata: Airbag-maker files for bankruptcy Japan
8. 06-18 US Navy calls off search for 7 missing sailors Yokosuka, Tokyo
9. 06-17 USS Fitzgerald: Several sailors' bodies found Yokosuka, Japan

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N Korea fires missile over Japan in 'unprecedented threat' Map of Hokkaido Japan  Northern Japan: North Korea has fired a missile over northern Japan in a move Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called an 'unprecedented' threat to his country
North Korea fires second ballistic missile over Japan Map of Hokkaido Japan
Sep.14
  Northern Japan: The missile reached an estimated altitude of about 770km (478 miles) and travelled 3,700km before landing in the sea off Hokkaido
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Powerful new tremor in Kumamoto
Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Hawaii for landmark P...
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Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb
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Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb
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Japan volcano: 30 hikers feared dead on Mt...
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Japan's economy falls into recession
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Fukushima radiation levels '18 times highe...
Japan emergency hits Dreamliners
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Japan agrees Okinawa US base move
Fukushima radiation levels '18 times highe...
2012
Thousands flee Japanese floods
US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship'
Japan marks deadly anniversary
Japan's Abe warns on road ahead
Japanese land on disputed island
Japan marks deadly anniversary
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2012 2012
Business
Chinese ships patrol disputed islands
US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship'
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2011
Japan disaster now on Chernobyl level
New quake triggers tsunami warning
Water radiation millions of times over lim...
Radioactive water leak stopped
Radioactive water found outside plant
Reactor core might be leaking
Meltdown alert at Japan reactor
Massive quake, tsunami hit Japan
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2011 2011
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Food products limited from nuclear area
China overtakes Japan as 2nd economy
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Water radiation millions of times over lim...
Radioactive water leak stopped
Radioactive water found outside plant
Reactor core might be leaking
Meltdown alert at Japan reactor
2010
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China, Japan relations sour over captain
DPJ chooses Naoto Kan as leader
Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president
Toyota suspends sales of Lexus worldwide
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Toyota recalls thousands of Prius cars
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World markets fall after US losses
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Koizumi secures landslide victory
China rebukes Japan over shrine
Protests target Japan
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  Northern Japan: The missile reached an estimated altitude of about 770km (478 miles) and travelled 3,700km before landing in the sea off Hokkaido
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Aug.28   N Korea fires missile over Japan in 'unprecedented threat'
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  Northern Japan: North Korea has fired a missile over northern Japan in a move Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called an 'unprecedented' threat to his country


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Jun.17  USS Fitzgerald: Several sailors' bodies found Jun.16 USS Fitzgerald crash: 7 navy crew missing off Japan


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May.17  Princess Mako to lose royal status by marrying commoner

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Mar.26  Avalanche leaves 6 students unconscious Mar.5  North Korea: Four ballistic missiles fired into Sea of Japan

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Dec.26 Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Hawaii for landmark Pearl Harbor visit


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Nov.22  7.4 quake was aftershock from 2011 Nov.21 Japan lifts tsunami advisories issued after 7.4 earthquake
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Aug.21  Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo Aug.8   Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at wish to abdicate   Tokyo: 82-year-old Emperor Akihito has strongly indicated he wants to step down, saying he fears his age will make it difficult to fulfil his dutie...

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Jun.2 Japanese missing boy Yamato Tanooka found alive in Hokkaido
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Apr.16  Japan earthquake: Thousands spend night in cold and wet Apr.15   Powerful new tremor in Kumamoto   A more powerful 7.3 earthquake has rocked the southern city of Kumamoto in the middle of the night, a day after an earlier tremor killed nine...

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Mar.10 Japan tsunami: Country marks fifth anniversary


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Feb.14  Japan's economy contracts in fourth quarter

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Jan.28  Japan adopts negative interest rate in surprise move

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Dec.28  'Comfort women': Japan and South Korea hail agreement Sep.18  Japan to allow military role overseas in historic move Sep.10  City of Joso hit by 'unprecedented' rain Aug.10  Japan restarts first nuclear power plant since Fukushima Aug.5 Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb
Jun.29  Japan bullet train passenger starts fire injuring eight Jan.31 ISIS: Japanese hostage beheaded Jan.24  Japan PM Abe condemns hostage 'death' video  Japan checking 'hostage death' video

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Nov.22  Strong quake strikes central Japan's Nagano city Nov.16     Japan's economy falls into recession  The economy contracted 1.6% at an annual pace in the quarter as spending failed to regain momentum after a sales tax increase Oct.19  Two Japan ministers quit amid rows Oct.11  Japan typhoon leaves at least 35 injured Sep.27     Japan volcano: 30 hikers feared dead on Mt Ontake   Rescuers have found 30 hikers in critical condition, feared dead, near the peak of Mount Ontake, after Saturday's sudden volcanic eruption Aug.19 8 killed, 13 missing in landslides in Hiroshima
Feb.19  Fukushima leaks radioactive water

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Dec.26  Japan agrees Okinawa US base move Dec.25  Japan PM visits Yasukuni shrine Oct.15  Typhoon Wipha kills 13 in Japan Sep.1   Fukushima radiation levels '18 times higher' than thought   Northern Japan: Radiation levels around Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant are 18 times higher than previously thought, Japanese authorities have warned Aug.20  Japan raising Fukushima leak alert Jan.15 Japan emergency hits Dreamliners


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Dec.16 Japan's Abe warns on road ahead
Dec.2  Burned bodies found after tunnel collapse Sep.13  Chinese ships patrol disputed islands Aug.18  Japanese land on disputed island Jul.14 Thousands flee Japanese floods Jul.4  Parliament releases Fukushima probe report Apr.5  US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship' Mar.10 Japan marks deadly anniversary. Northern Japan

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Dec.15  Japan declares Fukushima stable Aug.28  Yoshihiko Noda wins leadership race May.29  Germany pledges nuclear shutdown Apr.21  Japan announces emergency budget Apr.12     Japan disaster now on Chernobyl level  Northern Japan: Japanese authorities 'provisionally' declared the country's nuclear accident a level-7 event on the international scale for nuclear disaster... Apr.7 New quake triggers tsunami warning
. Northern Japan Apr.5 Radioactive water leak stopped. Northern Japan     Water radiation millions of times over limit
  Northern Japan: An attempt to plug a leak of highly radioactive water from a nuclear reactor has shown a significant difference, despite the material not setting.    Tokyo Electric: an attempt to plug the leak had shown a 'significant difference,' despite the material n...
Apr.4  Japan dumps radioactive water in sea Mar.28     Radioactive water found outside plant   Northern Japan: Water found in a tunnel at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has alarmingly high radiation readings Mar.25 Reactor core might be leaking
. Northern Japan Mar.22  Power restored to reactor's control room Mar.20  Food products limited from nuclear area  Rescue in Japan as 2 pulled from rubble Mar.18  Japan raises threat level at nuclear plant Mar.16  Water dumped on Japan nuclear plant Mar.15  New fire fuels nuclear fears in Japan Mar.14  New blast at Japan nuclear plant Meltdown alert at Japan reactor. Northern Japan Mar.12  Exodus from Japan nuclear plant  3,000 rescued; many more missing Mar.11  Huge blast at nuclear power plant     Massive quake, tsunami hit Japan Map of Sendai Japan
  Northern Japan: A 8.9 earthquakeis causing a tsunami that swept debris miles inland. Dozens of nations, including the U.S., are under a tsunami warning.    The most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in 100 years unleashed walls of water that swept across rice fields, engulfing town...
Feb.13  China overtakes Japan as 2nd economy

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Sep.20  China, Japan relations sour over captain Jul.11  Japan's PM 'to lose key majority' Jun.3  DPJ chooses Naoto Kan as leader Jun.1  PM 'to step down' Apr.14 Toyota suspends sales of Lexus worldwide
Feb.8   Toyota recalls thousands of Prius cars  Toyota has recalled about 200,000 of hybrid Prius cars sold in Japan last year due to a brake problem Jan.29  Toyota president sorry

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Sep.15   Hatoyama takes over as PM  Parliament has formally confirmed Yukio Hatoyama as the prime minister. His Democratic Party of Japan won a huge poll victory last month Aug.30  Opposition set for victory Aug.16  Japan's economy leaves recession May.19  Japan's economy in record plunge

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Sep.1  Beleaguered PM Fukuda resigns Jul.6  G-8 summit opens with focus on Africa Jun.14  Powerful earthquake strikes Jun.7  Tokyo man goes on stabbing spree  Oil crisis dominates G8 meeting

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Sep.25 Lower house elects Fukuda as PM
Sep.22  Fukuda set to be new PM Sep.11  PM Abe resigns Aug.9  World markets fall after US losses Jul.16  Nuke plant leaked after earthquake

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Sep.25 Abe elected as new premier
Sep.5 Princess gives birth to boy Aug.14  Koizumi defies war shrine protest Jan.13  Avalanches feared after snow

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Sep.11 Koizumi secures landslide victory
Aug.6  Doves, silence for A-bomb victims May.23  China rebukes Japan over shrine Apr.24 100 dead as train derails Apr.9 Protests target Japan. Beijing Feb.16 Kyoto Protocol comes into force

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Oct.20  Typhoon kills at least 48

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Jun.30 Brazil wins World Cup


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Aug.31  Tokyo explosion and fire kills 44 Feb.9  U.S. sub, Japanese trawler collide
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Aug. 12, 1985   Japan Airlines Flight 123 disaster
Map of Mount Takamagahara Gunma Japan
  Boeing 747SR suffered explosive decompression 12 minutes into the flight and, 32 minutes later, crashed into two ridges of Mount Takamagahara
Sep. 2, 1945     Japan surrender signed
Map of Tokyo Bay Japan  Tokyo: The surrender of the Empire of Japan was announced by Imperial Japan, bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close Aug. 6, 1945     First atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima Map of Hiroshima Japan  The United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The two bombings killed at least 129,000 people Aug. 15, 1945     Surrender of Japan Map of Tokyo  Tokyo: By the end of July 1945, the Japanese Navy was incapable of conducting major operations and an Allied invasion of Japan was imminent Jun. 7, 1942     Battle of Midway Island ended Map of Midway Atoll Hawaii Hawaii  Hawaii: The United States Navy decisively defeated an attacking fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy Dec. 7, 1941     Bombing of Pearl Harbor Map of Pearl Harbor Hawaii Hawaii  Hawaii: The surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base led to the U.S. entry into World War II Aug. 31, 1919 Korea renounces Japanese sovereignty Feb. 7, 1904   Russo-Japanese War declared Map of Tokyo  Tokyo: Fought between the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan over rival imperial ambitions in Manchuria and Korea Apr. 17, 1895     Treaty of Shimonoseki ending Sino-Japanese War   An unequal treaty signed at the Shunpanro hall between the Empire of Japan and the Qing Empire, ending the First Sino-Japanese War Jan. 3, 1868   Shogunate abolished in Japan   Tokyo: Tokugawa Yoshinobu resigned as shogun and abdicated his authority to Emperor Meiji Jul. 7, 1853   Mathew Calbraith Perry opens up Japan   Tokyo: Perry, a Commodore of the United States Navy, played a leading role in the opening of Japan to the West with the Convention of Kanagawa