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Summary.     Click for More > Stocks plunge to 19-year low Japan, North Korea historic meeting Map of Pyongyang North Korea  Pyongyang will give information about one of 11 missing Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korea N Korea confesses to kidnappings Abducted Japanese to return home Kidnapped Japanese arrive home $13M compensation for collision families Japan-N. Korea take row to Malaysia North Korea threatens missile tests Fleet begins whaling hunt U.S. courts Asia on Iraq Sub skipper on Japan apology trip Warship heads for Indian Ocean
Donors pledge Afghan aid  An international conference to coordinate aid for Afghanistan is trying to find $10bn Bush has arrived in Tokyo Japan out of recession Argentina 0-1 England Argentina 1-1 Sweden Senegal 2-1 Sweden Brazil past Belgium 2-0, into quarterfinals Brazil beat England 2-1 in quarterfinal   Turkey shoots into semis  Substitute Mansiz swept home a golden goal four minutes into extra time against Senegal Brazil beats Turkey 1-0 in semifinal  Ronaldo's shot, which Turkey goalkeeper Recber got a hand to but could not keep out, decided a tight tussle Brazil wins World Cup
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  Brazil 2-0 Germany. Ronaldo scored both goals and gets Golden Boot award
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Donors pledge Afghan aid


January 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jan.20  
  An international conference to coordinate aid for Afghanistan is trying to find $10bn
Jan.21 Afghanistan pledges total $4.5bn Jan.28 Jobless rate hits 5.6%

February 2002 ... more > Top ^
Feb.17     Bush has arrived in Tokyo
  US President starts a three-nation tour of East Asia Bush backs Japan reform efforts
Feb.18 Bush celebrates Japan alliance

March 2002 ... more > Top ^
Mar.7 Recession drags on
Mar.27 US airman jailed for Okinawa rape

April 2002 ... more > Top ^
Apr.20 Koizumi revisits controversial shrine


May 2002 ... more > Top ^
May.10 Asylum row escalates
May.19 Japan pushes to end whaling ban May.20 Iceland quits whaling meeting May.23 Indigenous whaling blocked

June 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1  Germany 8-0 Saudi Arabia Jun.2  Swedes 1-1 England Jun.4  Japan tied Belgium 2-2 Jun.5  Germany 1-1 Ireland Jun.6     Japan out of recession
  GDP grew at a rapid 1.4% from January to March largely due to renewed demand for Japanese exports from the US Jun.7     Argentina 0-1 England  England recorded a famous win over old foes to take a giant step towards World Cup qualification from Group F  Sweden 2-1 victory eliminates Nigeria Jun.8  Croatia 2-1 Italy Jun.9  Japan 1-0 Russia in first Cup win Jun.11 Saudi Arabia 0-3 Ireland
Jun.12   Argentina 1-1 Sweden  Argentina failed to get past the first round for the first time since 1962. Swedes celebrate place in second round Jun.13 Italy 1-1 Mexico Jun.14 Japan defeats Tunisia to clinch Group H Belgium gets into second round Jun.15 Denmark 0-3 England Jun.16   Senegal 2-1 Sweden  Henri Camara scores in extra time to advance, send Sweden out. Senegal claims a quarterfinal place Jun.17     Brazil past Belgium 2-0, into quarterfinals  A spectacular Rivaldo goal and a late Ronaldo effort sent Brazil into the quarterfinals of the World Cup Jun.18 Turkey ousts Japan, reaches quarters Jun.21     Brazil beat England 2-1 in quarterfinal
  Ronaldinho made one goal and scored a second before being sent off as Brazil reached the World Cup semifinals Jun.22     Turkey shoots into semis
  Substitute Mansiz swept home a golden goal four minutes into extra time against Senegal
Jun.26   Brazil beats Turkey 1-0 in semifinal
  Ronaldo's shot, which Turkey goalkeeper Recber got a hand to but could not keep out, decided a tight tussle
Missile found on N. Korean 'spy boat' Jun.30     Brazil wins World Cup
  Brazil 2-0 Germany. Ronaldo scored both goals and gets Golden Boot award


July 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jul.10 3 tropical storms wreak havoc Jul.13 Supersonic jet crashes in test Jul.15 Storm chaos

August 2002 ... more > Top ^
Aug.27 Tokyo court rejects bio-warfare claims


September 2002 ... more > Top ^
Sep.2 Heavy fallout from nuclear scandal
Sep.3   Stocks plunge to 19-year low  The sharp decline of Nikkei 225 comes as fears grow about the sustainability of any recovery in Japan Sep.16   Japan, North Korea historic meeting
Map of Pyongyang North Korea
  Pyongyang will give information about one of 11 missing Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korea
Sep.17     N Korea confesses to kidnappings
  Kim Jong-il has admitted that his country kidnapped Japanese citizens - and that at least 4 were still alive N-fuel begins Sellafield journey Sep.24 Share slide continues Sep.29 Koizumi ousts key finance minister

October 2002 ... more > Top ^
Oct.8   Abducted Japanese to return home  5 Japanese kidnapped in the 1970s and 80s as part of an intelligence gathering effort will return home next week Oct.12 Schumacher claiming 50th pole position
Oct.14   Kidnapped Japanese arrive home  5 Japanese nationals who were abducted by North Korean agents in the 1970s have arrived for a short visit Oct.19   $13M compensation for collision families  Most of the families of 35 Japanese killed or injured in 2001 collision have agreed to accept a U.S. offer Oct.28   Japan-N. Korea take row to Malaysia  Japanese delegates arrived for talks amid growing calls for Pyongyang to drop its nuclear program

November 2002 ... more > Top ^
Nov.5   North Korea threatens missile tests  Japan's Prime Minister is not taking seriously a threat to resume missile tests if bilateral normalization talks fail Nov.8   Fleet begins whaling hunt  Fleet has departed for an annual Antarctic hunt that aims to catch around 400 whales

December 2002 ... more > Top ^
Dec.8   U.S. courts Asia on Iraq  Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage has arrived in Japan to build support for possible military action against Iraq Dec.15   Sub skipper on Japan apology trip  Scott Waddle, the former captain of a U.S. sub that collided with a fishing boat laid flowers at a memorial for 9 victims   Warship heads for Indian Ocean  Some analysts say departure of 7,250-tonne Kirishima could signal support for a possible U.S.-led attack on Iraq


Koizumi revisits controversial shrine Missile found on N. Korean 'spy boat' Tokyo court rejects bio-warfare claims North Korea threatens missile tests  Japan's Prime Minister is not taking seriously a threat to resume missile tests if bilateral normalization talks fail Sub skipper on Japan apology trip  Scott Waddle, the former captain of a U.S. sub that collided with a fishing boat laid flowers at a memorial for 9 victims Warship heads for Indian Ocean  Some analysts say departure of 7,250-tonne Kirishima could signal support for a possible U.S.-led attack on Iraq 3 tropical storms wreak havoc Supersonic jet crashes in test Storm chaos N-fuel begins Sellafield journey $13M compensation for collision families  Most of the families of 35 Japanese killed or injured in 2001 collision have agreed to accept a U.S. offer   Argentina 0-1 England  England recorded a famous win over old foes to take a giant step towards World Cup qualification from Group F Saudi Arabia 0-3 Ireland Argentina 1-1 Sweden  Argentina failed to get past the first round for the first time since 1962. Swedes celebrate place in second round Italy 1-1 Mexico Japan defeats Tunisia to clinch Group H Belgium gets into second round Denmark 0-3 England Senegal 2-1 Sweden  Henri Camara scores in extra time to advance, send Sweden out. Senegal claims a quarterfinal place   Brazil past Belgium 2-0, into quarterfinals  A spectacular Rivaldo goal and a late Ronaldo effort sent Brazil into the quarterfinals of the World Cup Turkey ousts Japan, reaches quarters   Brazil beat England 2-1 in quarterfinal  Ronaldinho made one goal and scored a second before being sent off as Brazil reached the World Cup semifinals   Turkey shoots into semis




Japan, 2002 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Japan, 2002 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
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Jun.1  Germany 8-0 Saudi Arabia
Jun.2  Swedes 1-1 England
Jun.4  Japan tied Belgium 2-2
Jun.5  Germany 1-1 Ireland
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Jun.7  Sweden 2-1 victory eliminates Nigeria
Jun.8  Croatia 2-1 Italy
Jun.9  Japan 1-0 Russia in first Cup win
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  Substitute Mansiz swept home a golden goal four minutes into extra time against Senegal
Jun.26 Brazil beats Turkey 1-0 in semifinal
  Ronaldo's shot, which Turkey goalkeeper Recber got a hand to but could not keep out, decided a tight tussle
Jun.30   Brazil wins World Cup
  Brazil 2-0 Germany. Ronaldo scored both goals and gets Golden Boot award
Oct.12 Schumacher claiming 50th pole position



Japan, 2002 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.21 Afghanistan pledges total $4.5bn
Jan.28 Jobless rate hits 5.6% Mar.7 Recession drags on May.19 Japan pushes to end whaling ban May.20 Iceland quits whaling meeting May.23 Indigenous whaling blocked Jun.6   Japan out of recession
  GDP grew at a rapid 1.4% from January to March largely due to renewed demand for Japanese exports from the US Sep.3 Stocks plunge to 19-year low
  The sharp decline of Nikkei 225 comes as fears grow about the sustainability of any recovery in Japan Sep.24 Share slide continues Sep.29 Koizumi ousts key finance minister Nov.8 Fleet begins whaling hunt  Fleet has departed for an annual Antarctic hunt that aims to catch around 400 whales



Japan, 2002 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2002 Mar.27 US airman jailed for Okinawa rape
Sep.17   N Korea confesses to kidnappings  Kim Jong-il has admitted that his country kidnapped Japanese citizens - and that at least 4 were still alive Oct.8 Abducted Japanese to return home  5 Japanese kidnapped in the 1970s and 80s as part of an intelligence gathering effort will return home next week Oct.14 Kidnapped Japanese arrive home  5 Japanese nationals who were abducted by North Korean agents in the 1970s have arrived for a short visit



Japan, 2002 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.20 Donors pledge Afghan aid
  An international conference to coordinate aid for Afghanistan is trying to find $10bn
Jan.21 Afghanistan pledges total $4.5bn
Feb.17   Bush has arrived in Tokyo  US President starts a three-nation tour of East Asia Feb.17 Bush backs Japan reform efforts Feb.18 Bush celebrates Japan alliance Apr.20 Koizumi revisits controversial shrine May.10 Asylum row escalates Sep.2 Heavy fallout from nuclear scandal Sep.16 Japan, North Korea historic meeting Map of Pyongyang North Korea
  Pyongyang will give information about one of 11 missing Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korea
Sep.29 Koizumi ousts key finance minister Oct.14 Kidnapped Japanese arrive home  5 Japanese nationals who were abducted by North Korean agents in the 1970s have arrived for a short visit Oct.28 Japan-N. Korea take row to Malaysia  Japanese delegates arrived for talks amid growing calls for Pyongyang to drop its nuclear program Dec.8 U.S. courts Asia on Iraq  Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage has arrived in Japan to build support for possible military action against Iraq