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

Japan to launch Pacific whale hunt

Japan says it will catch fewer whales in the Pacific this year after a court banned its whaling off Antarctica.

21 hours ago

Cyborg glasses express fake emotions

A Japanese researcher creates glasses that show computer-generated eyes that express emotions so that the wearer does not need to bother.

3 days ago

VIDEO: Cyborg glasses mimic eye gestures

A Japanese researcher shows off glasses that display computer-generated eyes, which express emotions to save their wearer the effort.

3 days ago

EU approves alien species blacklist

The European Parliament has approved new legislation to stem the spread of invasive species such as “killer” shrimp or Japanese knotweed.

3 days ago

MtGox exchange put in administration

The Bitcoin exchange MtGox has been placed in administration by a Japanese court and it is expected that bankruptcy proceedings will be started.

3 days ago

China media: Territorial dispute

Papers criticise a senior US commander for “siding with Japan” in islands row.

5 days ago

Shrine visit irks Japan’s neighbours

China and South Korea express annoyance after Japan’s internal affairs minister visits the Yasukuni shrine, which commemorates dead soldiers.

7 days ago

Marquez eases to Texas victory

World champion Marc Marquez claims victory from Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa in the Grand Prix of the Americas in Texas.

6 days ago

10 things we didn’t know last week

There’s a type of spider attracted to Mazdas, plus other factlets

8 days ago

Japan approves new energy plan

The Japanese government approves an energy plan that backs the use of nuclear power, despite public anxiety after the Fukushima disaster.

About a week ago


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Header image: Ema (絵馬; votive plaque) at Kamigamo Shrine (上賀茂神社) in Kyoto. The characters 必勝 (hisshō; literally “certain victory”) suggest this was put up by a student preparing for entrance exams or job interviews. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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