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Japan investigates 'nuclear leak' Mayor orders shutdown of nuclear plant Asian stocks continue world fall  Global stock markets have continued to fall amid concerns about the impact of higher interest rates on company profits. Nikkei closed 2.4% down   PM faces electoral test   Polls have opened in in national elections for the upper house of parliament that could see Prime Minister Abe forced from office   PM 'suffers election blow'  Prime Minister Abe's conservative ruling camp suffered a devastating defeat in upper house elections, a result that could well force PM to quit Scandal-hit farm minister resigns  Prime Minister Abe has accepted the resignation of Norihiko Akagi, days after the ruling coalition suffered an election drubbing IAEA experts visit plant Eda choosen as upper house leader  The upper house has elected a president from outside the ruling LDP for the first time in more than 50 years World markets fall after US losses
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Chinese PM wraps up visit Nagasaki's mayor murdered  Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has denounced the murder of Itcho Ito as unforgivable. Ito was shot while out campaigning for re-election Obara acquitted over Lucie death  Japanese businessman Joji Obara has been acquitted of charges over the death of British bar hostess Father: Murdered girl 'robbed of justice' Police end gangster standoff PM eyes 50% greenhouse gas cut Japan hints at major whaling deal Ex-Peruvian leader to run in Japan race Two dead from quake  At least 33 people were injured when a 6.8 earthquake, centered 17 kilometers below sea level, struck just off the northwestern coast Nuclear scare after quake Nuke plant leaked after earthquake Map of KASHIWAZAKI Japan
Abe warns world against N Korea U.S. sub collides with Japan ship Fears over tsunami ease  The first small wave washed on to the north-eastern coast 90 minutes after the 7.7 to 8.3. earthquake Tuna conservation talks in Japan Japan in commercial whaling push  Pro-whaling countries are meeting to plot a path towards lifting the moratorium on commercial whaling Livedoor tycoon guilty of fraud  Takafumi Horie has been found guilty following a 5-month trial which has gripped corporate Japan Earthquakes rock Pacific nations   7.1 has struck off the west coast of Honshu. 2 quakes, 7.2 and 6.0 by the US - hit near Vanuatu Japan suffers quake aftershocks Chinese premier in Japan to mend fences Chinese PM: Better Japan ties


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  The markets have faltered in early trading a day after markets in NY and London suffered losses amid fears of a global credit crunch
 Dow Jones was down 124.8 points, or 0.9%, at 13,145.9 points. London's FTSE 100 fell 3.1%, the Paris Cac index down 3% and Germany's main Dax fell 1.6%
Aug.16   Sharp market falls in Asia  European markets will be looking to rebound, after a late rally on Wall Street saw stocks recover Aug.19   Jetliner burst into flames   A Taiwanese China Airlines Boeing 737 burst into flames at the Naha airport on the island of Okinawa Aug.22 Taiwan jet in emergency landing Aug.26  Gay blazes to world 100m title win Aug.27  Campbell wins gold in sprint drama Aug.30 Gay powers to Osaka sprint double

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Sep.1 U.S. relay win secures Gay treble
Sep.2 Lagat grabs unique double for U.S. Sep.11     PM Abe resigns
  Prime Minister's year-old government has suffered a string of damaging scandals and a humiliating electoral defeat.    Abe had faced growing calls to go since his Liberal Democrats lost the upper house, insisting he wanted to push th...
Sep.12     Abe treated for exhaustion  Prime minister was treated at a hospital for exhaustion, a day after he announced he would quit Sep.13 Leadership race hots up Sep.22     Fukuda set to be new PM
  The ruling Liberal Democratic Party has chosen moderate lawmaker as its new leader and likely replacement for Shinzo Abe as PM Sep.23 Stoner claims MotoGP world title Sep.24 PM and his Cabinet resign Sep.25     Lower house elects Fukuda as PM
  A quiet compromiser has promised to bring stability and moderation to tumultuous political scene
Sep.30 Hamilton wins wild GP

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Oct.8 Japan extends N Korea sanctions
Oct.15   Japan adds to pressure on Burma  Japan is halting $5.5m in funding for a human resources center as economic pressure builds on the military government there

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Dec.13 Seedorf goal sees Milan into final
Dec.21   Humpback whale hunt halted  Japan has 'temporarily halted' its much-criticized plan for a humpback whale hunt in the seas near Antarctica Dec.27 China and Japan PMs hold summit





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U.S. sub collides with Japan ship U.S. sub collides with Japan ship Fears over tsunami ease  The first small wave washed on to the north-eastern coast 90 minutes after the 7.7 to 8.3. earthquake Tuna conservation talks in Japan Earthquakes rock Pacific nations   7.1 has struck off the west coast of Honshu. 2 quakes, 7.2 and 6.0 by the US - hit near Vanuatu Japan suffers quake aftershocks PM eyes 50% greenhouse gas cut Two dead from quake  At least 33 people were injured when a 6.8 earthquake, centered 17 kilometers below sea level, struck just off the northwestern coast Nuclear scare after quake Nuke plant leaked after earthquake Map of KASHIWAZAKI Japan




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  A strong earthquake is setting off a fire at the world's most powerful nuclear power plant and causing a reactor to spill radioactive water into the sea
Jul.18 Mayor orders shutdown of nuclear plant Aug.19 Jetliner burst into flames   A Taiwanese China Airlines Boeing 737 burst into flames at the Naha airport on the island of Okinawa Aug.22 Taiwan jet in emergency landing Nov.17 Japanese whalers hunt humpbacks



Japan, 2007 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2007 Aug.26  Gay blazes to world 100m title win Aug.27  Campbell wins gold in sprint drama Aug.30 Gay powers to Osaka sprint double
Sep.1 U.S. relay win secures Gay treble Sep.2 Lagat grabs unique double for U.S. Sep.23 Stoner claims MotoGP world title Sep.30 Hamilton wins wild GP Dec.13 Seedorf goal sees Milan into final



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2007 Jan.21 Tuna conservation talks in Japan
Feb.12 Japan in commercial whaling push  Pro-whaling countries are meeting to plot a path towards lifting the moratorium on commercial whaling Mar.15 Livedoor tycoon guilty of fraud  Takafumi Horie has been found guilty following a 5-month trial which has gripped corporate Japan Jul.26 Asian stocks continue world fall
  Global stock markets have continued to fall amid concerns about the impact of higher interest rates on company profits. Nikkei closed 2.4% down Aug.9 World markets fall after US losses
  The markets have faltered in early trading a day after markets in NY and London suffered losses amid fears of a global credit crunch
 Dow Jones was down 124.8 points, or 0.9%, at 13,145.9 points. London's FTSE 100 fell 3.1%, the Paris Cac index down 3% and Germany's main Dax fell 1.6%
Aug.16 Sharp market falls in Asia  European markets will be looking to rebound, after a late rally on Wall Street saw stocks recover Oct.8 Japan extends N Korea sanctions
Oct.15 Japan adds to pressure on Burma  Japan is halting $5.5m in funding for a human resources center as economic pressure builds on the military government there Nov.17 Japanese whalers hunt humpbacks Dec.21 Humpback whale hunt halted
  Japan has 'temporarily halted' its much-criticized plan for a humpback whale hunt in the seas near Antarctica



Japan, 2007 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2007 Mar.15 Livedoor tycoon guilty of fraud  Takafumi Horie has been found guilty following a 5-month trial which has gripped corporate Japan Apr.18 Nagasaki's mayor murdered  Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has denounced the murder of Itcho Ito as unforgivable. Ito was shot while out campaigning for re-election Apr.23 Obara acquitted over Lucie death  Japanese businessman Joji Obara has been acquitted of charges over the death of British bar hostess Apr.24 Father: Murdered girl 'robbed of justice'
May.18 Police end gangster standoff



Japan, 2007 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.8 Abe warns world against N Korea
Apr.11 Chinese premier in Japan to mend fences Apr.12 Chinese PM: Better Japan ties
  Wen Jiabao in a speech to the Japanese parliament urged Tokyo not to forget its past military aggressions in Asia.    Wen arrived in Japan on an 'ice-melting' trip as the countries...
Apr.12 Chinese PM wraps up visit Apr.18 Nagasaki's mayor murdered  Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has denounced the murder of Itcho Ito as unforgivable. Ito was shot while out campaigning for re-election May.24 PM eyes 50% greenhouse gas cut May.28 Japan hints at major whaling deal Jun.27 Ex-Peruvian leader to run in Japan race Jul.16 Japan investigates 'nuclear leak' Jul.18 Mayor orders shutdown of nuclear plant Jul.28   PM faces electoral test   Polls have opened in in national elections for the upper house of parliament that could see Prime Minister Abe forced from office Jul.29   PM 'suffers election blow'  Prime Minister Abe's conservative ruling camp suffered a devastating defeat in upper house elections, a result that could well force PM to quit Jul.31 Scandal-hit farm minister resigns  Prime Minister Abe has accepted the resignation of Norihiko Akagi, days after the ruling coalition suffered an election drubbing Aug.5 IAEA experts visit plant Aug.6 Eda choosen as upper house leader  The upper house has elected a president from outside the ruling LDP for the first time in more than 50 years Sep.11   PM Abe resigns
  Prime Minister's year-old government has suffered a string of damaging scandals and a humiliating electoral defeat.    Abe had faced growing calls to go since his Liberal Democrats lost the upper house, insisting he wanted to push th...
Sep.12   Abe treated for exhaustion  Prime minister was treated at a hospital for exhaustion, a day after he announced he would quit Sep.13 Leadership race hots up Sep.22   Fukuda set to be new PM  The ruling Liberal Democratic Party has chosen moderate lawmaker as its new leader and likely replacement for Shinzo Abe as PM Sep.24 PM and his Cabinet resign Sep.25   Lower house elects Fukuda as PM
  A quiet compromiser has promised to bring stability and moderation to tumultuous political scene
Oct.8 Japan extends N Korea sanctions Oct.15 Japan adds to pressure on Burma  Japan is halting $5.5m in funding for a human resources center as economic pressure builds on the military government there Dec.27 China and Japan PMs hold summit