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

Japan overrules Okinawa head on base

Japan’s fisheries minister overrules an order by the Okinawa governor suspending work on a new US military base, amid a deepening stand-off.

About an hour ago

Huge anime event takes over Tokyo

Organisers say half a million people are expected to attend the event for anime and Japanese comic lovers

2 days ago

VIDEO: Tech to help navigate Tokyo transport

How beacon technology can help you navigate Tokyo’s complicated public transport system.

3 days ago

Work earlier in summer, says Japan PM

Japan’s prime minister says people should start work earlier during summer months for a better work-life balance.

3 days ago

Nikkei leads Asia down on Japan data

Asian markets experience mixed fortunes after weak economic data from Japan underlines the struggle policymakers face in reviving the world’s third-largest economy.

3 days ago

Japan economy at brink of deflation

Annual core consumer inflation in Japan, the world’s third-largest economy, stopped rising for the first time in nearly two years in February.

3 days ago

VIDEO: Japanese inflation grinds to a halt

February’s figure was the first time that consumer prices had not risen for nearly two years — but people have more money in their pockets.

3 days ago

VIDEO: Button upbeat despite McLaren’s woes

Jenson Button tells BBC Sport’s David Coulthard at the Malaysian Grand Prix that there is “good progress being made” to improve performance at McLaren-Honda.

2 days ago

Toyota resumes efficiency drive

Japanese carmaker Toyota has resumed an efficiency drive that aims to overhaul its manufacturing and production processes in the wake of several vehicle recalls.

4 days ago

Ospreys sign Wales back-row Delve

Wales back-row Gareth Delve signs a two-year contract with Ospreys following a spell playing in Japan for NEC Green Rockets.

3 days ago


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Header image: Cherry tree blossoms (さくら). Photographer: Scott Bauer. From a public-domain photograph at Wikimedia Commons.

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