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Here are some recent Japan-related news items from the BBC News website.

Japan court backs pregnant woman

Japan’s Supreme Court backs a woman who unsuccessfully sued her employer following a demotion due to her pregnancy.

3 days ago

Japan minister in sex bar funds row

Japan’s new trade minister Yoichi Miyazawa is forced to defend himself after it emerged support staff spent office money at a sex club.

3 days ago

China media: Anger at Japan

Media are angry at Japan’s denial that it used sex slaves during World War II.

3 days ago

Japan to host new Super Rugby team

Japan is chosen as the preferred bidder for a new Super Rugby franchise when the competition expands to 18 teams in 2016.

2 days ago

China-Japan talks fuel hope of thaw

Japan’s deputy prime minister meets his Chinese counterpart in Beijing in a move that could pave the way for a meeting between the countries’ leaders.

3 days ago

Japan’s exports jump in September

Japan’s trade deficit edges higher in September despite exports growing at their fastest pace in seven months.

4 days ago

Japan’s Abe appoints new ministers

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe appoints new trade and justice ministers after the two previous ministers resigned in rows over use of political funds.

5 days ago

VIDEO: New smart glasses ‘look to rival Google’

BBC Click’s Marc Cieslak looks at the smart glasses on show at the annual Ceatec electronics exhibition in Japan.

5 days ago

VIDEO: ‘Australia does not have to take sides’

Escalating tensions between China and Japan over a territorial dispute are causing anxiety in Australia, but former Foreign Minister Bob Carr says Australia “does not have to take sides”.

5 days ago

Nikkei jumps as Asian shares rally

Asian shares bounce back after Wall Street’s rally on Friday, with Japan’s Nikkei index recording its biggest daily rise since June 2013.

6 days ago


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Header image: Maple leaves and bamboo stems in autumn at Tenryū-ji garden (天龍寺庭園) in Kyoto. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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