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Toyota 'prince' takes wheel of automaker Nuclear watchdog agency elects new head Love hotel business zooms PM 'to call August vote'  Embattled Prime Minister, Taro Aso, is to call an election for 30 August Fishermen brace for giant jellyfish   PM dissolves parliament  On July 13, Prime Minister Taro Aso said he would dissolve the lower house of the Diet. Elections for new lawmakers will be held on August 30 Deadly mudslides, floods leave 9 missing Recession reality bites anime industry Magnitude 7.1 earthquake strikes coast Japan economy set to show growth  Japan's economy is tipped to show growth for the 3 months to June, after showing 4 consecutive quarter-on-quarter contractions   Japan's economy leaves recession
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Finance minister to resign  Shoichi Nakagawa come under fire after appearing intoxicated at a weekend news conference at the G-7 meeting in Rome Clinton warns against N. Korean missile 30 injured on 747 flight to Japan Exports drop 45% to new low Japan's industrial output plunges  Japan's production fell by 10% in January, the biggest monthly drop since records began more than half a century ago Japanese stocks skirt record low  The Nikkei index stocks fell in early trading before recovering somewhat, after markets around the world dropped sharply Asian shares slide as fears grow Freighter in collision may have sunk Japan to fight piracy off Africa Japan threat to shoot N. Korean satellite Destroyers set sail on anti-piracy mission  2 Japanese destroyers are marking the first policing action for the country's Maritime Self-Defense Force 2 die as cargo plane crash lands Map of Narita Japan  The accident happened as the Federal Express jet landed at Narita international airport from Guangzhou in China. It burst into flames February exports halved  The latest economic figures from Japan show exports were down by a record 49.4% compared to the same month a year earlier N. Korea warns against targeting rocket Map of Pyongyang North Korea  North Korea says it will attack the Japanese military and 'major targets,' if Japan shoots down a rocket Pyongyang plans to launch Japan to extend N Korea sanctions  Japan's government has decided to extend economic sanctions for another year over N Korea recent rocket launch Donors pledge $5bn for Pakistan  International donors have pledged to help stabilise Pakistan, at an aid conference co-hosted by Japan and the World Bank Japan in surprise economy boost Search for U.S. professor in Japan Japan's economy in record plunge
Satellite to eye greenhouse gases 4 death-row inmates executed Japan unveils $17B Asian aid package Japan's economy in quarterly dive  Japan's economy contracted by 3.3% in the last quarter in 2008 - its worst showing since the oil crisis of the 1970s, official figures show   Clinton visits Asia to send key message


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Jan.20  Asia markets dive on Toyota losses
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  U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Japan to begin a week-long trip through four Asian nations
 
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Mar.23  Japan repeats as WBC champions
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  The country economy has seen its worst ever quarterly performance, with GDP shrinking 4% in the first three months of 2009


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  Japan has come out of recession after its economy grew by 0.9% in the April-to-June quarter after four consecutive quarters of contraction
Earthquake strikes off coastline Aug.18 Sony cuts price of PS3 consoles Aug.27   Disgruntled Japanese prepare to vote  Poll shows will be a historic shift in political power, booting out the ruling part Unemployment hits new high Aug.29 Japan votes in landmark election Aug.30     Opposition set for victory
  Prime Minister Taro Aso announced his resignation as head of the party that has governed for decades following its landslide defeat in elections
 The opposition Democratic Party of Japan has won 300 seats in the 480-seat lower house, ending 50 years of almost unbroken rule by the Liberal Democratic Party
  Opposition leader hails 'revolution'   Yukio Hatoyama has hailed an election 'revolution', with exit polls suggesting a massive win for his party

September 2009 ... more > Top ^
Sep.10 Space freighter in orbit 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
 PM Yukio Hatoyama has promised economic revival and strong US ties, vowed to deliver a 'people-oriented society' His Democratic Party of Japan won a huge poll victory, ending 50 years of almost unbroken Liberal Democratic Party rule


October 2009 ... more > Top ^
Oct.3  Vettel on GP pole Oct.4  Vettel victory keeps alive F1 title dreams Oct.5 Japan mourns ex-minister Nakagawa Oct.7   Typhoon lashes Japan on landfall  Typhoon Melor has made landfall in Japan for the first time in two years, causing widespread disruption south-west of Tokyo Oct.9     Nations urge early N Korea talks
  Leaders of China, South Korea and Japan have urged an early resumption of talks on North Korea's nuclear program

November 2009 ... more > Top ^
Nov.13     Obama affirms commitment to Asia   US President has welcomed a bigger role for China on the world scene and pledged to pursue greater cooperation with Asian countries

December 2009 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1 Bank of Japan loans target deflation
Dec.3 Peugeot, Mitsubishi eye capital tie-up





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Clinton warns against N. Korean missile Japan to fight piracy off Africa Destroyers set sail on anti-piracy mission  2 Japanese destroyers are marking the first policing action for the country's Maritime Self-Defense Force N. Korea warns against targeting rocket Map of Pyongyang North Korea  North Korea says it will attack the Japanese military and 'major targets,' if Japan shoots down a rocket Pyongyang plans to launch   Nations urge early N Korea talks  Leaders of China, South Korea and Japan have urged an early resumption of talks on North Korea's nuclear program 30 injured on 747 flight to Japan Freighter in collision may have sunk 2 die as cargo plane crash lands Map of Narita Japan  The accident happened as the Federal Express jet landed at Narita international airport from Guangzhou in China. It burst into flames Search for U.S. professor in Japan Fishermen brace for giant jellyfish Deadly mudslides, floods leave 9 missing Magnitude 7.1 earthquake strikes coast Earthquake strikes off coastline Typhoon lashes Japan on landfall  Typhoon Melor has made landfall in Japan for the first time in two years, causing widespread disruption south-west of Tokyo Japan unveils $17B Asian aid package Japan's economy in quarterly dive  Japan's economy contracted by 3.3% in the last quarter in 2008 - its worst showing since the oil crisis of the 1970s, official figures show Exports drop 45% to new low Japan's industrial output plunges  Japan's production fell by 10% in January, the biggest monthly drop since records began more than half a century ago Japanese stocks skirt record low  The Nikkei index stocks fell in early trading before recovering somewhat, after markets around the world dropped sharply Asian shares slide as fears grow February exports halved  The latest economic figures from Japan show exports were down by a record 49.4% compared to the same month a year earlier Japan to extend N Korea sanctions  Japan's government has decided to extend economic sanctions for another year over N Korea recent rocket launch Japan in surprise economy boost Japan's economy in record plunge




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Mar.23  Japan repeats as WBC champions
Jul.17  10 climbers die on mountains
Oct.3  Vettel on GP pole
Oct.4  Vettel victory keeps alive F1 title dreams




Japan, 2009 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
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Jan.20  Asia markets dive on Toyota losses
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  The country economy has seen its worst ever quarterly performance, with GDP shrinking 4% in the first three months of 2009
Jun.23 Toyota 'prince' takes wheel of automaker Jul.2 Love hotel business zooms Jul.19 Fishermen brace for giant jellyfish Jul.30 Recession reality bites anime industry Aug.16 Japan economy set to show growth  Japan's economy is tipped to show growth for the 3 months to June, after showing 4 consecutive quarter-on-quarter contractions Aug.16   Japan's economy leaves recession
  Japan has come out of recession after its economy grew by 0.9% in the April-to-June quarter after four consecutive quarters of contraction
Aug.18 Sony cuts price of PS3 consoles
Aug.27 Unemployment hits new high Dec.1 Bank of Japan loans target deflation Dec.3 Peugeot, Mitsubishi eye capital tie-up



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2009 Jan.28 4 death-row inmates executed
Mar.12 Japan to fight piracy off Africa Mar.14 Destroyers set sail on anti-piracy mission  2 Japanese destroyers are marking the first policing action for the country's Maritime Self-Defense Force



Japan, 2009 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.23 Satellite to eye greenhouse gases
Jan.31 Japan unveils $17B Asian aid package Feb.16   Clinton visits Asia to send key message
  U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Japan to begin a week-long trip through four Asian nations
Feb.16 Finance minister to resign  Shoichi Nakagawa come under fire after appearing intoxicated at a weekend news conference at the G-7 meeting in Rome Feb.17 Clinton warns against N. Korean missile Mar.13 Japan threat to shoot N. Korean satellite Apr.2 N. Korea warns against targeting rocket
Map of Pyongyang North Korea  North Korea says it will attack the Japanese military and 'major targets,' if Japan shoots down a rocket Pyongyang plans to launch Apr.9 Japan to extend N Korea sanctions  Japan's government has decided to extend economic sanctions for another year over N Korea recent rocket launch Apr.17 Donors pledge $5bn for Pakistan  International donors have pledged to help stabilise Pakistan, at an aid conference co-hosted by Japan and the World Bank Jul.2 Nuclear watchdog agency elects new head Jul.12 PM 'to call August vote'  Embattled Prime Minister, Taro Aso, is to call an election for 30 August Jul.20   PM dissolves parliament
  On July 13, Prime Minister Taro Aso said he would dissolve the lower house of the Diet. Elections for new lawmakers will be held on August 30 Aug.27 Disgruntled Japanese prepare to vote  Poll shows will be a historic shift in political power, booting out the ruling part Aug.29 Japan votes in landmark election Aug.30   Opposition set for victory
  Prime Minister Taro Aso announced his resignation as head of the party that has governed for decades following its landslide defeat in elections
 The opposition Democratic Party of Japan has won 300 seats in the 480-seat lower house, ending 50 years of almost unbroken rule by the Liberal Democratic Party
Aug.30 Opposition leader hails 'revolution'   Yukio Hatoyama has hailed an election 'revolution', with exit polls suggesting a massive win for his party Sep.10 Space freighter in orbit
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
 PM Yukio Hatoyama has promised economic revival and strong US ties, vowed to deliver a 'people-oriented society' His Democratic Party of Japan won a huge poll victory, ending 50 years of almost unbroken Liberal Democratic Party rule
Oct.5 Japan mourns ex-minister Nakagawa Oct.9   Nations urge early N Korea talks  Leaders of China, South Korea and Japan have urged an early resumption of talks on North Korea's nuclear program Nov.13   Obama affirms commitment to Asia   US President has welcomed a bigger role for China on the world scene and pledged to pursue greater cooperation with Asian countries