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Japan

Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters which make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun".

Headlines Around the Web

Mitsubishi launches £500m London fund

Jan 07 - Financial Times

New Honda City launched at Rs 7.42 lakh

Jan 07 - The Times of India

Honda plans 3 new models by FY15 end

Jan 06 - The Times of India

Articles About Japan

Tsunekazu Ishihara, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Pokemon Company and Producer of Pokemon, Introduces the New 'Pokemon Art Academy' Game During a News Conference at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Known as E3, in Los Angeles
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Speculations for Mega Evolutions; X and Y Double Battles Detailed

By IBTimes AU

"Pokemon Omega Ruby" and "Alpha Sapphire" may see more mega evolutions, if a new episode of Pokemon Get-TV is to be believed. Also, a new double battle for "Pokemon X and Y" has been announced. (Aug 01)

MORE TOPICS: NINTENDO

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott
Van Kirk--Last of the Hiroshima Bomb Crew Dies

By IBTimes AU

Theodore Dutch Van Kirk, the last surviving member of the crew that dropped atomic bomb on Hiroshima died in Georgia. He was 93. Van Kirk was just 24 when he became the navigator of Enola Gay. The atom bomb assault on Japan in 1945 and killed an estimated 140,000 people. (Aug 01)

Captured short-finned pilot whales are seen on the deck of a whaling ship at Taiji Port in Japan's oldest whaling village of Taiji, 420 km (260 miles) southwest of Tokyo in this June 4, 2008 file photo.
New Zealand Drafts IWC Resolution to Stop Japanese Whalers from Hunting in 2015

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand is leading the way in developing a plan to end the bid of Japanese whalers from hunting in Antarctic waters. The Kiwi government has urged the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to implement a strict approval of "scientific permi... (Jul 31)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT

A worker takes radiation readings on the window of a bus at the screening point of the Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture in this June 12, 2013 file photo. Since March 2011
Fukushima Radiation Tests on Waters Along U.S. Coast Yield Negative Results

By IBTimes AU

Tests looking for possible Fukushima radiation contamination on the waters along the U.S. coast continued to yield negative results, a group of scientists said on Tuesday. However, they warned low levels of radiation from the March 2011 nuclear disas... (Jul 31)

MORE TOPICS: EARTHQUAKE

A man jogs on the sand next to the Pacific Ocean at sunrise
Japanese Whalers End Pacific Hunt with 115 Whales Dead and No Disruption from Sea Shepherd

By IBTimes AU

Japan has wrapped up its whaling campaign in the Pacific with 115 whales caught and killed in its two-and-a-half month operation. It is the second whaling hunt of Japan since the United Nations' international court had ordered Japan to stop catching and killing whales in the Antarctic. (Jul 30)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS

Toyota Recall
Toyota Tops World Sales of Cars, Sells Over 5K Million Vehicles in First Half of 2014

By IBTimes AU

Toyota rules the car sales market in the world in the first six months of 2014. The companies which it beat to be the No. 1 in the business are Volkswagen and General Motors in the United States. (Jul 30)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GENERAL MOTORS, TOYOTA, VOLKSWAGEN, THAILAND

Sony
The Last of Us Gets an Exclusive PS4; Movie Cast Suggests Game of Thrones’ Arya Stark as Ellie

By IBTimes AU

“The Last of Us” has an exclusive bundle in Canada and a one-of-a-kind version with Naughty Dog. Also, the movie has been confirmed, with one possible casting already in the works. (Jul 30)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, SONY

A Logo of Sony Corp is Pictured at an Electronic Store in Tokyo
Sony Xperia Z3: Release Date, Five Features to Expect from New Android Smart Phone

By IBTimes AU

It seems that Japan-based multinational company Sony is well on its way to hit the market with its rumoured next flagship phone, the Sony Xperia Z3. For two consecutive days, serial tipster @evleaks posted information about the upcoming smart phone with the model number D6653. (Jul 30)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, TWITTER, AUSTRALIA, FCC, SONY, ANDROID

Robots: A Perfect Sports Fan That Can Cheer, Chant and Perform the Mexican Wave

By IBTimes AU

Hanwha Eagles, a struggling Korean baseball team who are being called the Buddhist Saints, has over the last five years lost four hundred matches. (Jul 30)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES

PlayStation 4 Controller is Displayed at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Known as E3, in Los Angeles
PS4 News: 2 Possible Sets of PS Plus Games for August 2014 Leaked and Additional Features for PS4

By IBTimes AU

Some leaked titles have been suggested to debut for the PS Plus for August 2014, while the PS4 and the PlayStation companion app have been reported to have additional features and a redesign respectively. (Jul 30)

MORE TOPICS: SONY, RUSSIA