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1. 03-10 Japan marks deadly anniversary Northern Japan
2. 07-14 Thousands flee Japanese floods Kyushu, Japan
D. 08-18 Japanese land on disputed island Senkaku islands, Japan
09-13 Chinese ships patrol disputed islands Senkaku, Japan
F. 12-16 Japan's Abe warns on road ahead Japan

Summary.     Click for More > Super typhoon headed for Japan, South Korea China protests hit Japanese trade Japan tsunami money 'misspent' Japan tunnel collapse 'traps cars' Burned bodies found after tunnel collapse Japan tunnel collapse killed nine Election: LDP's Shinzo Abe vows tough China line   Japan's Abe warns on road ahead  Shinzo Abe says his party has a 'heavy responsibility' following its landslide victory in Sunday's elections Japan's Shinzo Abe voted in as PM
Japan's nuclear 'stress tests' get OK Akihito heart surgery 'a success' Japan marks deadly anniversary Long lines as iPad goes on sale in Japan US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship' Map of Sitka Alaska Alaska  The US Coast Guard has used cannon to sink a crewless Japanese ship that drifted to Alaska after the 2011 tsunami US and Japan reach Okinawa deal Japan PM orders reactor restart Parliament releases Fukushima probe report Karzai urges help for 'progress' Thousands flee Japanese floods   About 250,000 people have been ordered to leave their homes to avoid floods caused by torrential rainfall in south-west Japan Japan to probe Tepco 'cover-up' Lee 'to visit disputed islands' Japanese land on disputed island   Boats carrying dozens of Japanese nationalists activists have moored off a group of disputed islands, amid a bitter sovereignty row with Chi... Chinese ships patrol disputed islands Map of Senkaku Japan
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Doomsday cult member surrenders to police Japan 'to cut Iran oil imports' Japan posts annual trade deficit   Japan's nuclear 'stress tests' get OK  U.N. nuclear experts gave a thumbs-up to planned 'stress tests' for remaining nuclear power plants Former Olympus chairman arrested Akihito heart surgery 'a success'  Japan's Emperor Akihito has undergone a successful heart bypass operation at a hospital in Tokyo, media reports say   Japan marks deadly anniversary   Japan is set to mark the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck the north-eastern coast, killing thousands   Long lines as iPad goes on sale in Japan      US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship' Map of Sitka Alaska Alaska


January 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1
 Magnitude 6.8 quake hits Japan
Jan.11
Jan.12  Japan 'to sack gaffe ministers'
Jan.19  Radioactive material used in construction
Jan.24  Scientists: Big Tokyo quake likely
Jan.30  


February 2012 ... more > Top ^
Feb.13  Stricken Fukushima nuclear plant 'heating up'
Feb.15
Feb.17  Japan's emperor has heart surgery
 
Feb.19  Japan trade deficit hits new high


March 2012 ... more > Top ^
Mar.10  
Mar.15  
Mar.24  Tsunami 'ghost ship' drifts to Canada
Mar.25  Japan shuts down nuclear reactor
Mar.30  Japanese PM defends death penalty


April 2012 ... more > Top ^
Apr.5  U.S. to sink Japan boat that was lost in tsunami
 
  The US Coast Guard has used cannon to sink a crewless Japanese ship that drifted to Alaska after the 2011 tsunami
 The coast would hold off scuttling the Ryou-Un Maru after a Canadian fishing boat claimed salvage rights
Apr.9  Airlines to avoid N Korea rocket Apr.26   US and Japan reach Okinawa deal Map of Okinawa Japan  The United States and Japan have reached a deal to move 9,000 marines from the island of Okinawa. Some 10,000 troops will remain

May 2012 ... more > Top ^
May.5  Japan closes last nuclear reactor May.16  Rebuilding spurs Japan economy May.17  Pinterest to get $100m boost from Rakuten May.20  Millions watch Pacific eclipse May.25  Fukushima radiation worse than feared May.26  Americans held in Irish student's death May.28  Tuna record Fukushima pollution

June 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jun.3  Nintendo Wii U has social network Jun.6  Tsunami dock washes up in Oregon Jun.8 Solo round-the-world explorer rescued after storm
Jun.14  Police hold Japan cult fugitive Jun.15     Japan PM orders reactor restart   Japan will restart two nuclear reactors - the first to go back online since all the country's plants were closed following last year's Fukushima...

July 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1  Key faction deserts Japan's DPJ Jul.4   Parliament releases Fukushima probe report
Map of Fukushima Japan  A Japanese parliamentary panel releases its report into the handling of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, after months of hearings Jul.7     Karzai urges help for 'progress'   Afghan President has urged international donors to continue giving aid to his country in order to safeguard political and economic gains Jul.11  Japan's rare baby panda dies week after birth Jul.14   Thousands flee Japanese floods Map of Kyushu Japan
  About 250,000 people have been ordered to leave their homes to avoid floods caused by torrential rainfall in south-west Japan
 Search for Japan flood missing Jul.16  In Japan torrential rain kills at least 28 Jul.21   Japan to probe Tepco 'cover-up'   The government will investigate a report that workers at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were urged to disguise their exposure... Jul.22  U.S. fighter jet crashes in Japan Jul.24  Japan in record half year deficit Jul.26  Olympics: Spain suffer shock defeat to Japan

August 2012 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1 Uchimura takes indvidual gold
Aug.9   Lee 'to visit disputed islands'   South Korea's president is expected to visit islands also claimed by Japan, in a move set to raise diplomatic tensions between the two natio... Aug.16  Japan to deport island activists Aug.18  Defiant Japanese head for islands   Japanese land on disputed island Map of Senkaku islands Japan
  Boats carrying dozens of Japanese nationalists activists have moored off a group of disputed islands, amid a bitter sovereignty row with China
Aug.19  Anti-Japan protests across China  Tainted pickles kill six in Japan Aug.22  Record radiation found in fish near Fukushima Aug.26  Typhoon Bolaven slamming Okinawa, heads for Koreas Aug.28 Japan and North Korea renew talks Aug.30 Japan supports Samsung in Apple dispute

September 2012 ... more > Top ^
Sep.4 Japan 'to buy disputed islands'
Sep.6 Asian markets rise on ECB action Sep.13   Chinese ships patrol disputed islands Map of Senkaku Japan
  Six Chinese maritime surveillance ships entered waters around a group of islands at the center of a heated territorial dispute between Tokyo and Beijing
Sep.14     Super typhoon headed for Japan, South Korea   A huge typhoon packing fierce winds is moving north toward the Japanese island of Okinawa and is projected to eventually hit the Korean Peni... Sep.15 Japan urges China to stop attacks Typhoon Sanba hits Okinawa Sep.16 US alarm over Asia territory rows   China protests hit Japanese trade
  Japanese electronics maker Panasonic has suspended some of its operations in China after anti-Japan protesters attacked two of its factories Sep.25 'Severe' mood at Japan-China talks Sep.29 Typhoon Jelawat roars over island of Okinawa

October 2012 ... more > Top ^
Oct.7  Vettel wins in Japan Oct.26 Fish off Fukushima still contaminated
Oct.29 U.S. sailor found dead at train station in Japan WWII bomb closes Japan airport Oct.31   Japan tsunami money 'misspent'  Japan has spent funds intended for reconstruction after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami on unrelated projects, a government audit has found

November 2012 ... more > Top ^
Nov.11 Japan economy enters contraction
Nov.17 Japan dissolves lower house of parliament Nov.29 Bodies found inside drifting ship near Japan

December 2012 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1   Japan tunnel collapse 'traps cars'   A road tunnel is trapping a number of vehicles in the Sasago tunnel, about 80km (50 miles) west of the capital Tokyo Dec.2   Burned bodies found after tunnel collapse
Map of Sasago Japan  At least two cars remained trapped Sunday after the tunnel collapse. The section of concrete that fell was about 50 to 60 meters long   Japan tunnel collapse killed nine
Map of Sasago Japan  The bodies were found in three vehicles that were crushed by fallen concrete panels in the Sasago tunnel Dec.7 Quake strikes off Japan, setting off small tsunami Dec.12  Corinthians defeat Al-Ahly Dec.13  Chelsea cruise into Club World Cup final Japan business sentiment worsens Japan scrambles fighter jets over disputed islands Dec.15 Japanese vote in general election Dec.16     Election: LDP's Shinzo Abe vows tough China line  The leader of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has vowed to take a tough stance in territorial disputes with China Corinthians win Club World Cup over Chelsea     Japan's Abe warns on road ahead
  Shinzo Abe says his party has a 'heavy responsibility' following its landslide victory in Sunday's elections
Dec.25     Japan's Shinzo Abe voted in as PM  Conservative former PM Shinzo Abe has been voted in as prime minister again by Japan's MPs, after his party's poll victory earlier this mont... Dec.27 Japan data affirms weak economy



  US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship' Map of Sitka Alaska Alaska




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Apr.5
  The US Coast Guard has used cannon to sink a crewless Japanese ship that drifted to Alaska after the 2011 tsunami
 The coast would hold off scuttling the Ryou-Un Maru after a Canadian fishing boat claimed salvage rights
Apr.9  Airlines to avoid N Korea rocket Apr.26 US and Japan reach Okinawa deal
Map of Okinawa Japan  The United States and Japan have reached a deal to move 9,000 marines from the island of Okinawa. Some 10,000 troops will remain Jul.22  U.S. fighter jet crashes in Japan Aug.28 Japan and North Korea renew talks Sep.13 Chinese ships patrol disputed islands Map of Senkaku Japan
  Six Chinese maritime surveillance ships entered waters around a group of islands at the center of a heated territorial dispute between Tokyo and Beijing
Sep.16 US alarm over Asia territory rows Oct.29 U.S. sailor found dead at train station in Japan Oct.29 WWII bomb closes Japan airport Dec.13 Japan scrambles fighter jets over disputed islands



Japan, 2012 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.1  Magnitude 6.8 quake hits Japan Jan.19  Radioactive material used in construction Jan.24  Scientists: Big Tokyo quake likely Jan.30   Japan's nuclear 'stress tests' get OK  U.N. nuclear experts gave a thumbs-up to planned 'stress tests' for remaining nuclear power plants Feb.13  Stricken Fukushima nuclear plant 'heating up' Mar.10   Japan marks deadly anniversary   Japan is set to mark the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck the north-eastern coast, killing thousands Mar.24  Tsunami 'ghost ship' drifts to Canada Apr.5  U.S. to sink Japan boat that was lost in tsunami Apr.5   US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship'
Map of Sitka Alaska Alaska
  The US Coast Guard has used cannon to sink a crewless Japanese ship that drifted to Alaska after the 2011 tsunami
 The coast would hold off scuttling the Ryou-Un Maru after a Canadian fishing boat claimed salvage rights
May.25  Fukushima radiation worse than feared May.28  Tuna record Fukushima pollution Jun.6  Tsunami dock washes up in Oregon Jun.8 Solo round-the-world explorer rescued after storm Jul.11  Japan's rare baby panda dies week after birth Jul.14 Thousands flee Japanese floods Map of Kyushu Japan
  About 250,000 people have been ordered to leave their homes to avoid floods caused by torrential rainfall in south-west Japan
Jul.14  Search for Japan flood missing Jul.16  In Japan torrential rain kills at least 28 Jul.21 Japan to probe Tepco 'cover-up'   The government will investigate a report that workers at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were urged to disguise their exposure... Jul.22  U.S. fighter jet crashes in Japan Aug.19  Tainted pickles kill six in Japan Aug.22  Record radiation found in fish near Fukushima Aug.26  Typhoon Bolaven slamming Okinawa, heads for Koreas Sep.14   Super typhoon headed for Japan, South Korea   A huge typhoon packing fierce winds is moving north toward the Japanese island of Okinawa and is projected to eventually hit the Korean Peni... Sep.15 Typhoon Sanba hits Okinawa Sep.29 Typhoon Jelawat roars over island of Okinawa Oct.26 Fish off Fukushima still contaminated Oct.31 Japan tsunami money 'misspent'  Japan has spent funds intended for reconstruction after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami on unrelated projects, a government audit has found Nov.29 Bodies found inside drifting ship near Japan Dec.1 Japan tunnel collapse 'traps cars'   A road tunnel is trapping a number of vehicles in the Sasago tunnel, about 80km (50 miles) west of the capital Tokyo Dec.2 Burned bodies found after tunnel collapse Map of Sasago Japan  At least two cars remained trapped Sunday after the tunnel collapse. The section of concrete that fell was about 50 to 60 meters long Dec.2 Japan tunnel collapse killed nine Map of Sasago Japan  The bodies were found in three vehicles that were crushed by fallen concrete panels in the Sasago tunnel Dec.7 Quake strikes off Japan, setting off small tsunami



Japan, 2012 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2012 Jun.8 Solo round-the-world explorer rescued after storm
Jul.26  Olympics: Spain suffer shock defeat to Japan Aug.1 Uchimura takes indvidual gold Oct.7  Vettel wins in Japan Dec.12  Corinthians defeat Al-Ahly Dec.13  Chelsea cruise into Club World Cup final Dec.16 Corinthians win Club World Cup over Chelsea



Japan, 2012 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.11 Japan 'to cut Iran oil imports'
Jan.19  Radioactive material used in construction Jan.24 Japan posts annual trade deficit Jan.30   Japan's nuclear 'stress tests' get OK  U.N. nuclear experts gave a thumbs-up to planned 'stress tests' for remaining nuclear power plants Feb.15 Former Olympus chairman arrested Feb.19  Japan trade deficit hits new high Mar.15   Long lines as iPad goes on sale in Japan    Mar.25  Japan shuts down nuclear reactor Apr.9  Airlines to avoid N Korea rocket May.5  Japan closes last nuclear reactor May.16  Rebuilding spurs Japan economy May.17  Pinterest to get $100m boost from Rakuten Jun.3  Nintendo Wii U has social network Jun.15   Japan PM orders reactor restart   Japan will restart two nuclear reactors - the first to go back online since all the country's plants were closed following last year's Fukushima... Jul.24  Japan in record half year deficit Aug.30 Japan supports Samsung in Apple dispute Sep.6 Asian markets rise on ECB action Sep.16 China protests hit Japanese trade  Japanese electronics maker Panasonic has suspended some of its operations in China after anti-Japan protesters attacked two of its factories Nov.11 Japan economy enters contraction Dec.13 Japan business sentiment worsens Dec.27 Japan data affirms weak economy



Japan, 2012 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.1 Doomsday cult member surrenders to police
Feb.15 Former Olympus chairman arrested Mar.30  Japanese PM defends death penalty May.26  Americans held in Irish student's death Jun.14  Police hold Japan cult fugitive



Japan, 2012 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.1 Doomsday cult member surrenders to police
Jan.12  Japan 'to sack gaffe ministers' Feb.17  Japan's emperor has heart surgery Feb.17 Akihito heart surgery 'a success'  Japan's Emperor Akihito has undergone a successful heart bypass operation at a hospital in Tokyo, media reports say Mar.10   Japan marks deadly anniversary   Japan is set to mark the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck the north-eastern coast, killing thousands Mar.30  Japanese PM defends death penalty Apr.26 US and Japan reach Okinawa deal Map of Okinawa Japan  The United States and Japan have reached a deal to move 9,000 marines from the island of Okinawa. Some 10,000 troops will remain May.20  Millions watch Pacific eclipse Jun.15   Japan PM orders reactor restart   Japan will restart two nuclear reactors - the first to go back online since all the country's plants were closed following last year's Fukushima... Jul.1  Key faction deserts Japan's DPJ Jul.4 Parliament releases Fukushima probe report Map of Fukushima Japan  A Japanese parliamentary panel releases its report into the handling of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, after months of hearings Jul.7   Karzai urges help for 'progress'   Afghan President has urged international donors to continue giving aid to his country in order to safeguard political and economic gains Jul.21 Japan to probe Tepco 'cover-up'   The government will investigate a report that workers at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were urged to disguise their exposure... Jul.24  Japan in record half year deficit Aug.9 Lee 'to visit disputed islands'   South Korea's president is expected to visit islands also claimed by Japan, in a move set to raise diplomatic tensions between the two natio... Aug.16  Japan to deport island activists Aug.18  Defiant Japanese head for islands Aug.18 Japanese land on disputed island Map of Senkaku islands Japan
  Boats carrying dozens of Japanese nationalists activists have moored off a group of disputed islands, amid a bitter sovereignty row with China
Aug.19  Anti-Japan protests across China Aug.28 Japan and North Korea renew talks Sep.4 Japan 'to buy disputed islands' Sep.15 Japan urges China to stop attacks Sep.16 US alarm over Asia territory rows Sep.16 China protests hit Japanese trade  Japanese electronics maker Panasonic has suspended some of its operations in China after anti-Japan protesters attacked two of its factories Sep.25 'Severe' mood at Japan-China talks Oct.31 Japan tsunami money 'misspent'  Japan has spent funds intended for reconstruction after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami on unrelated projects, a government audit has found Nov.17 Japan dissolves lower house of parliament Dec.15 Japanese vote in general election Dec.16   Election: LDP's Shinzo Abe vows tough China line  The leader of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has vowed to take a tough stance in territorial disputes with China Dec.16   Japan's Abe warns on road ahead
  Shinzo Abe says his party has a 'heavy responsibility' following its landslide victory in Sunday's elections
Dec.25   Japan's Shinzo Abe voted in as PM  Conservative former PM Shinzo Abe has been voted in as prime minister again by Japan's MPs, after his party's poll victory earlier this mont...