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

Japan to restart whaling programme

Japan vows to restart its Antarctic whaling programme next year despite an International Whaling Commission vote that the hunt is illegal.

3 days ago

Spy claims over absent China envoy

A Chinese newspaper calls for clarification about China’s envoy to Iceland, who has gone missing amid rumours he was a Japanese spy.

4 days ago

Sony shares tumble on loss warning

Sony shares plunged by up to 12% in Tokyo trading after it warned of a bigger than expected annual loss because of its mobile business.

4 days ago

Japan trade deficit narrows in August

Japan narrows its trade deficit in August as a fall in imports lowers the country’s energy bill for the month.

4 days ago

Sony predicts increased losses

Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony says its annual loss may be more than four times bigger than initially forecast, due to its struggling mobile business.

4 days ago

Japan’s Pioneer sells unit to KKR

Japan’s Pioneer restructures and sells its DJ equipment unit to US private equity firm KKR in a $550m deal.

5 days ago

Giant sensor for Panasonic phone

Panasonic unveils a hybrid smartphone-camera, at the Photokina trade show in Cologne.

5 days ago

Japan kids take table-manner classes

Japanese parents are paying for their children to learn proper table manners.

5 days ago

Hiroshima artworks to go on show

Powerful and disturbing paintings by survivors of the 1945 atomic bomb in Hiroshima are to go on show outside Japan for the first time.

4 days ago

Sega unveils sand arcade machine

The Japanese gaming company is pioneering an input method that involves moulding objects and landscapes by playing with special sand.

About a week 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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