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B. 04-17 Japan earthquake: '250,000 told to leave amid fear of tremors' Minamiaso, Kyushu, Japan
2. 04-17 Thousands search for missing in Japan's deadly earthquakes Minamiaso, Kyushu, Japan
D. 04-16 Japan earthquake: Thousands spend night in cold and wet Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan
E. 04-16 Fresh magnitude-5.4 quake strikes southern Japan Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan
04-15 Powerful new tremor in Kumamoto Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan
6. 04-15 Search continues for survivors after biggest Japan quake since 2011 Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan
H. 04-10 John Kerry makes historic visit to Hiroshima memorial Hiroshima, Japan
I. 03-31 Offshore magnitude-6 earthquake shakes central Japan Osaka, Japan
J. 03-23 Runaway Japanese zebra dies in golf course lake Toki, Gifu, Japan

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  Japan earthquake: Thousands spend night in cold and wet   Tens of thousands of people have spent a cold and wet night in temporary shelters following two earthquakes that struck the island of Kyushu Fresh magnitude-5.4 quake strikes southern Japan Powerful new tremor in Kumamoto Map of Kumamoto Kyushu Japan


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 Thousands search for missing in Japan's deadly earthquakes
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  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 people
Search continues for survivors after biggest Japan quake since 2011 Apr. 10  John Kerry makes historic visit to Hiroshima memorial

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Mar.31  Offshore magnitude-6 earthquake shakes central Japan Mar.23  Runaway Japanese zebra dies in golf course lake Mar.10     Japan tsunami: Country marks fifth anniversary   Japan is marking the fifth anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that left more than 18,000 dead or missing

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Feb.14 Japan's economy contracts in fourth quarter
. Tokyo Feb.11  Japan 'paternity leave' MP quits amid affair scandal

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Jan.28 Japan adopts negative interest rate in surprise move
Jan.14  Japan ski tour bus in Nagano crash kills 14, injures 27

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Dec.31  New Year: Celebrations mark start of 2016 Dec.28 'Comfort women': Japan and South Korea hail agreement


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Nov.13  Japan 7.0 earthquake: Small tsunami triggered

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Sep.18  Japan to allow military role overseas in historic move Sep.10 City of Joso hit by 'unprecedented' rain
Sep.5  Japan reopens radiation-hit Naraha Sep.2  China military parade commemorates WW2 victory

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Aug.14  Japan and South Korea mark 70 years since end of WW2 Aug.10 Japan restarts first nuclear power plant since Fukushima
. Northern Japan Aug.5     Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb   Residents in the Japanese city of Hiroshima are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped by a US aircraft

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Jun.29  Japan bullet train passenger starts fire injuring eight

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Jan.31   ISIS: Japanese hostage beheaded   A newly distributed ISIS release appears to show the decapitated body of captive journalist Kenji Goto, after a lecture is given by 'Jihadi ... Jan.24 Japan PM Abe condemns hostage 'death' video
. Tokyo  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.28  Japan volcano: Bid to find survivors resumes 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 Feb.16  Japan hit by deadly snowstorms

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Dec.26  Japan agrees Okinawa US base move Dec.25  Japan PM visits Yasukuni shrine Oct.25  7.3 quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami threat 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 not setting as hoped. The company had injected a silica-based polymer, 'liquid glass' to reduce the leak
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. Northern Japan  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
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. 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 Map of Shimonoseki Japan  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 Map of Uraga Kanagawa 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