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Japan: Looking to the past for answers
Survivors of Japan's worst natural disaster in decades may be forced to re-consider an old code of self-preservation.
Last updated: 23 Nov 2011 12:44 GMT
Japanese politician Ozawa goes on trial
One of Japan's most influential politicians pleads not guilty to charges of breaking political fund-raising laws.
Last updated: 06 Oct 2011 08:39 GMT
Japan mourns disaster victims six months on
Ceremonies take place in Japan to commemorate six months since northeast coastline was devastated by quake and tsunami.
Last updated: 11 Sep 2011 06:41 GMT
Japanese trade minister quits over gaffes
Yoshio Hachiro resigns after just eight days in office, following comments deemed as insensitive.
Last updated: 10 Sep 2011 14:00 GMT
Japan's parliament elects new prime minister
Yoshihiko Noda, the sixth PM in five years, set to grapple with tsunami damage, nuclear disaster and flagging economy.
Last updated: 30 Aug 2011 06:17 GMT
Profile: Yoshihiko Noda
Former finance minister must reassure a Japanese public that has now seen six prime ministers in five years.
Last updated: 29 Aug 2011 14:50 GMT
Japan finance minister to be new PM
Yoshihiko Noda set to succeed Naoto Kan as prime minister after being elected leader by ruling Democratic party.
Last updated: 29 Aug 2011 05:49 GMT
Japan's prime minister announces resignation
Naoto Kan confirms he is stepping down, paving the way for a race to elect Japan's sixth leader in five years.
Last updated: 26 Aug 2011 09:46 GMT
Japan's debt rating cut by Moody's
Weak economy, high government debt and tsunami prompt credit ratings agency to downgrade world's third largest economy.
Last updated: 24 Aug 2011 04:41 GMT
Under-fire Japanese PM set to quit
Naoto Kan, criticised over his handling of nuclear crisis, expects new prime minister to be appointed by end of August.
Last updated: 23 Aug 2011 07:00 GMT
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