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Summary.     Click for More > Japan outraged at IS 'beheading' of hostage Kenji Goto Second shark attack in as many days kills surfer China, Japan and South Korea set for renewed talks Japan bullet train passenger starts fire injuring eight USA beat Japan 5-2 in World Cup final Mitsubishi to make prisoners of war apology MtGox bitcoin chief Mark Karpeles arrested in Japan 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 Japan remembers Nagasaki atomic bomb, 70 years on Japan restarts first nuclear power plant since Fukushima Japan and South Korea mark 70 years since end of WW2 China military parade commemorates WW2 victory Japan reopens radiation-hit Naraha City of Joso hit by 'unprecedented' rain   Widespread flooding and landslides in north-east Japan have forced more than 90,000 people to abandon their homes Japan to allow military role overseas in historic move Japan 7.0 earthquake: Small tsunami triggered Asia's investors cheer the Fed's move to raise rates 'Comfort women': Japan and South Korea hail agreement  The leaders have welcomed the agreement between their two countries to settle the issue of women forced to work in Japanese brothels during WWII   New Year: Celebrations mark start of 2016   Countries around the world are marking the New Year, with festivities currently under way across Asia
Japan approves record defence budget Japan checking 'hostage death' video Japan PM Abe condemns hostage 'death' video ISIS: Japanese hostage beheaded
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Japan approves record defence budget  Japan's cabinet has approved a record 4.98 trillion yen budget for defence spending, amid a long-running maritime dispute with China   Japan checking 'hostage death' video  Japan says it is seeking to verify a video that claims Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa, held by Islamic State (IS) militants, has been killed   Japan PM Abe condemns hostage 'death' video  Prime minister has condemned as 'outrageous and unacceptable' a video declaring the murder of hostage Haruna Yukawa by Islamic State ISIS: Japanese hostage beheaded


January 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jan.3  India arrests five for kidnap and rape of Japanese woman
Jan.13  
Jan.20  ISIS threatens to kill 2 Japanese hostages unless Tokyo pays $200M
Jan.22  U.S. naval ship grounded off Japanese coast
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Jan.27  ISIS threatens Obama, Japanese and Jordanian hostages
 Kenji Goto: Abe condemns 'despicable' IS hostage video
Jan.29  Deadline for possible prisoner swap passes
Jan.31  
  A newly distributed ISIS release appears to show the decapitated body of captive journalist Kenji Goto, after a lecture is given by 'Jihadi John'
    Japan outraged at IS 'beheading' of hostage Kenji Goto   Japan has reacted with anger and defiance to a video purporting to show the beheading of Japanese hostage by an Islamic State militant

February 2015 ... more > Top ^
Feb.8   Second shark attack in as many days kills surfer   A Japanese national was killed Monday after a shark tore off his legs while he was surfing off Australia's east coast Feb.15  Japan comes out of a recession Feb.16  Offshore 6.9 earthquake triggers tsunami advisory in Japan Feb.28  Volcano grows Japanese island

March 2015 ... more > Top ^
Mar.4 Microsoft co-founder says he's discovered long-lost Japanese battleship Mar.9 Man accused of fatally stabbing five neighbors Mar.20     China, Japan and South Korea set for renewed talks   The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea are meeting later for their first talks in three years

April 2015 ... more > Top ^
Apr.14 Asiana Airlines plane skids off Hiroshima runway
Apr.29 PM Abe offers 'deep repentance' over war with US

May 2015 ... more > Top ^
May.12 Strong quake shakes northeast Japan
May.19 Takata doubles faulty airbag recall to 34 million May.30 7.8 magnitude earthquake occurs off the coast of Japan

June 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jun.7 Japan's growth revised sharply higher
Jun.29   Japan bullet train passenger starts fire injuring eight   At least eight people have been injured, two seriously, after a man set himself on fire on a Shinkansen bullet train in Japan, say officials

July 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2  Women's World Cup 2015: Japan edges England Jul.5     USA beat Japan 5-2 in World Cup final   Carli Lloyd scored an incredible 13-minute hat-trick as the United States thrashed Japan to win their third Women's World Cup title Jul.8 China downfall spreads to Asia shares
Jul.12 Nintendo's Satoru Iwata dies at 55 Jul.16 Thousands urged to flee as Typhoon Nangka hits Japan Jul.19     Mitsubishi to make prisoners of war apology  The Mitsubishi corporation is to make a landmark apology for using American prisoners of war (POWs) as forced labour during World War Two Jul.23 IMF urges Japan to ‘reload Abenomics’ to continue recovery Jul.26 Tokyo plane crash 'leaves three dead' Jul.31   MtGox bitcoin chief Mark Karpeles arrested in Japan   Japanese police have arrested the CEO of the collapsed company MtGox, which was once the world's biggest exchange of the virtual currency, b...

August 2015 ... more > Top ^
Aug.5     Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb
Map of Hiroshima Japan
  Residents in the Japanese city of Hiroshima are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped by a US aircraft
Aug.8     Japan remembers Nagasaki atomic bomb, 70 years on
Map of Nagasaki Peace Park Nagasaki Japan  The Japanese city of Nagasaki is marking 70 years since the dropping of an atomic bomb by the United States Aug.10     Japan restarts first nuclear power plant since Fukushima
Map of Fukushima Japan  Japan has restarted its first nuclear reactor under new safety rules after the 2011 Fukushima disaster Aug.14     Japan and South Korea mark 70 years since end of WW2  Japan and South Korea are marking 70 years since the end of WW2, when Japan's surrender to the allies freed Korea from a 35-year occupation Aug.15 Emperor 'remorseful' over WW2, as 70th anniversary marked Aug.20 2 typhoons over Pacific Aug.23 Fire breaks out at Japan steel plant

September 2015 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1  Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo scrapped Sep.2   China military parade commemorates WW2 victory
Map of Tiananmen Square Beijing China  China is holding a lavish parade to mark the defeat of Japan in World War Two, showcasing its military might on an unprecedented scale Sep.5     Japan reopens radiation-hit Naraha   Japan is inviting residents to return to a town evacuated in 2011 after the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster Sep.9 Japan hit by second day of heavy rain, flooding and landslides Sep.10   City of Joso hit by 'unprecedented' rain Map of Joso Japan
  Widespread flooding and landslides in north-east Japan have forced more than 90,000 people to abandon their homes
Sep.11 Strong earthquake jolts Tokyo Sep.13 Mount Aso, volcano in southern Japan erupts Sep.17 Small waves reach northern Japan after Chile quake Sep.18   Japan to allow military role overseas in historic move   Japan's parliament has voted to allow the military to fight overseas for the first time since the end of World War Two 70 years ago Sep.19 China warns Japan over expanding military role abroad  Rugby World Cup 2015: South Africa 32-34 Japan Sep.26  Japanese climber who lost 9 fingers nears Everest summit Sep.27  Lewis Hamilton wins to match Ayrton Senna mark

October 2015 ... more > Top ^
Oct.5 Trans-Pacific free trade deal agreed
Oct.16  Rugby World Cup 2015: Japan secure third win

November 2015 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1 Japan, China and South Korea 'restore' fraught ties
Nov.13   Japan 7.0 earthquake: Small tsunami triggered   A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has struck off Japan's south-western coast. The quake happened at a depth of about 10km Nov.15 Japan's economy falls back into recession again Nov.27 'Decaying bodies' found in wooden boats off Japan coast

December 2015 ... more > Top ^
Dec.16     Asia's investors cheer the Fed's move to raise rates  Shares in Asia were all in positive territory on Thursday on news the US Federal Reserve had raised its rates for the first time since June ... Dec.27 Chinese coast guard ship violates Japanese waters off disputed islands
Japan and South Korea to discuss 'comfort women' issue Dec.28   'Comfort women': Japan and South Korea hail agreement
  The leaders have welcomed the agreement between their two countries to settle the issue of women forced to work in Japanese brothels during WWII
Dec.31     New Year: Celebrations mark start of 2016
  Countries around the world are marking the New Year, with festivities currently under way across Asia



Japan approves record defence budget  Japan's cabinet has approved a record 4.98 trillion yen budget for defence spending, amid a long-running maritime dispute with China Microsoft co-founder says he's discovered long-lost Japanese battleship PM Abe offers 'deep repentance' over war with US   Mitsubishi to make prisoners of war apology  The Mitsubishi corporation is to make a landmark apology for using American prisoners of war (POWs) as forced labour during World War Two   Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb Map of Hiroshima Japan




Japan, 2015 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Jan.22  U.S. naval ship grounded off Japanese coast
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  Residents in the Japanese city of Hiroshima are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped by a US aircraft
Aug.8   Japan remembers Nagasaki atomic bomb, 70 years on
Map of Nagasaki Peace Park Nagasaki Japan  The Japanese city of Nagasaki is marking 70 years since the dropping of an atomic bomb by the United States Aug.14   Japan and South Korea mark 70 years since end of WW2  Japan and South Korea are marking 70 years since the end of WW2, when Japan's surrender to the allies freed Korea from a 35-year occupation Aug.15 Emperor 'remorseful' over WW2, as 70th anniversary marked Sep.2 China military parade commemorates WW2 victory Map of Tiananmen Square Beijing China  China is holding a lavish parade to mark the defeat of Japan in World War Two, showcasing its military might on an unprecedented scale Sep.18 Japan to allow military role overseas in historic move   Japan's parliament has voted to allow the military to fight overseas for the first time since the end of World War Two 70 years ago Sep.19 China warns Japan over expanding military role abroad Dec.27 Chinese coast guard ship violates Japanese waters off disputed islands Dec.27 Japan and South Korea to discuss 'comfort women' issue Dec.28 'Comfort women': Japan and South Korea hail agreement
  The leaders have welcomed the agreement between their two countries to settle the issue of women forced to work in Japanese brothels during WWII




Japan, 2015 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.22  U.S. naval ship grounded off Japanese coast Feb.8 Second shark attack in as many days kills surfer   A Japanese national was killed Monday after a shark tore off his legs while he was surfing off Australia's east coast Feb.16  Offshore 6.9 earthquake triggers tsunami advisory in Japan Feb.28  Volcano grows Japanese island Apr.14 Asiana Airlines plane skids off Hiroshima runway
May.12 Strong quake shakes northeast Japan May.30 7.8 magnitude earthquake occurs off the coast of Japan Jul.16 Thousands urged to flee as Typhoon Nangka hits Japan Jul.26 Tokyo plane crash 'leaves three dead' Aug.10   Japan restarts first nuclear power plant since Fukushima Map of Fukushima Japan  Japan has restarted its first nuclear reactor under new safety rules after the 2011 Fukushima disaster Aug.20 2 typhoons over Pacific Aug.23 Fire breaks out at Japan steel plant Sep.5   Japan reopens radiation-hit Naraha   Japan is inviting residents to return to a town evacuated in 2011 after the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster Sep.9 Japan hit by second day of heavy rain, flooding and landslides Sep.10 City of Joso hit by 'unprecedented' rain Map of Joso Japan
  Widespread flooding and landslides in north-east Japan have forced more than 90,000 people to abandon their homes
Sep.11 Strong earthquake jolts Tokyo Sep.13 Mount Aso, volcano in southern Japan erupts Sep.17 Small waves reach northern Japan after Chile quake Nov.13 Japan 7.0 earthquake: Small tsunami triggered   A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has struck off Japan's south-western coast. The quake happened at a depth of about 10km Nov.27 'Decaying bodies' found in wooden boats off Japan coast



Japan, 2015 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2015 Jul.2  Women's World Cup 2015: Japan edges England Jul.5   USA beat Japan 5-2 in World Cup final   Carli Lloyd scored an incredible 13-minute hat-trick as the United States thrashed Japan to win their third Women's World Cup title Sep.1  Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo scrapped Sep.19  Rugby World Cup 2015: South Africa 32-34 Japan Sep.26  Japanese climber who lost 9 fingers nears Everest summit Sep.27  Lewis Hamilton wins to match Ayrton Senna mark Oct.16  Rugby World Cup 2015: Japan secure third win



Japan, 2015 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2015 Feb.15  Japan comes out of a recession Mar.4 Microsoft co-founder says he's discovered long-lost Japanese battleship
May.19 Takata doubles faulty airbag recall to 34 million Jun.7 Japan's growth revised sharply higher Jul.8 China downfall spreads to Asia shares Jul.12 Nintendo's Satoru Iwata dies at 55 Jul.19   Mitsubishi to make prisoners of war apology  The Mitsubishi corporation is to make a landmark apology for using American prisoners of war (POWs) as forced labour during World War Two Jul.23 IMF urges Japan to ‘reload Abenomics’ to continue recovery Jul.31 MtGox bitcoin chief Mark Karpeles arrested in Japan   Japanese police have arrested the CEO of the collapsed company MtGox, which was once the world's biggest exchange of the virtual currency, b... Aug.10   Japan restarts first nuclear power plant since Fukushima Map of Fukushima Japan  Japan has restarted its first nuclear reactor under new safety rules after the 2011 Fukushima disaster Oct.5 Trans-Pacific free trade deal agreed Nov.15 Japan's economy falls back into recession again Dec.16   Asia's investors cheer the Fed's move to raise rates  Shares in Asia were all in positive territory on Thursday on news the US Federal Reserve had raised its rates for the first time since June ... Dec.31   New Year: Celebrations mark start of 2016
  Countries around the world are marking the New Year, with festivities currently under way across Asia




Japan, 2015 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.3  India arrests five for kidnap and rape of Japanese woman Jan.20  ISIS threatens to kill 2 Japanese hostages unless Tokyo pays $200M Jan.24   Japan checking 'hostage death' video  Japan says it is seeking to verify a video that claims Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa, held by Islamic State (IS) militants, has been killed Jan.24   Japan PM Abe condemns hostage 'death' video   Prime minister has condemned as 'outrageous and unacceptable' a video declaring the murder of hostage Haruna Yukawa by Islamic State Jan.27  ISIS threatens Obama, Japanese and Jordanian hostages Jan.27  Kenji Goto: Abe condemns 'despicable' IS hostage video Jan.29  Deadline for possible prisoner swap passes 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 John'
Jan.31   Japan outraged at IS 'beheading' of hostage Kenji Goto   Japan has reacted with anger and defiance to a video purporting to show the beheading of Japanese hostage by an Islamic State militant Mar.9 Man accused of fatally stabbing five neighbors
Jun.29 Japan bullet train passenger starts fire injuring eight   At least eight people have been injured, two seriously, after a man set himself on fire on a Shinkansen bullet train in Japan, say officials Jul.31 MtGox bitcoin chief Mark Karpeles arrested in Japan   Japanese police have arrested the CEO of the collapsed company MtGox, which was once the world's biggest exchange of the virtual currency, b... Dec.27 Japan and South Korea to discuss 'comfort women' issue Dec.28 'Comfort women': Japan and South Korea hail agreement
  The leaders have welcomed the agreement between their two countries to settle the issue of women forced to work in Japanese brothels during WWII




Japan, 2015 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.13 Japan approves record defence budget  Japan's cabinet has approved a record 4.98 trillion yen budget for defence spending, amid a long-running maritime dispute with China Jan.24   Japan PM Abe condemns hostage 'death' video   Prime minister has condemned as 'outrageous and unacceptable' a video declaring the murder of hostage Haruna Yukawa by Islamic State Mar.20   China, Japan and South Korea set for renewed talks   The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea are meeting later for their first talks in three years Apr.29 PM Abe offers 'deep repentance' over war with US
Jul.23 IMF urges Japan to ‘reload Abenomics’ to continue recovery Aug.5   Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb Map of Hiroshima Japan
  Residents in the Japanese city of Hiroshima are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped by a US aircraft
Aug.8   Japan remembers Nagasaki atomic bomb, 70 years on Map of Nagasaki Peace Park Nagasaki Japan  The Japanese city of Nagasaki is marking 70 years since the dropping of an atomic bomb by the United States Aug.14   Japan and South Korea mark 70 years since end of WW2  Japan and South Korea are marking 70 years since the end of WW2, when Japan's surrender to the allies freed Korea from a 35-year occupation Aug.15 Emperor 'remorseful' over WW2, as 70th anniversary marked Sep.18 Japan to allow military role overseas in historic move   Japan's parliament has voted to allow the military to fight overseas for the first time since the end of World War Two 70 years ago Sep.19 China warns Japan over expanding military role abroad Oct.5 Trans-Pacific free trade deal agreed Nov.1 Japan, China and South Korea 'restore' fraught ties Dec.27 Japan and South Korea to discuss 'comfort women' issue Dec.28 'Comfort women': Japan and South Korea hail agreement
  The leaders have welcomed the agreement between their two countries to settle the issue of women forced to work in Japanese brothels during WWII