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

Japan eruption forces evacuation

Mount Shindake erupts spectacularly in southern Japan, sending black ash clouds 9km into the air and forcing the evacuation of Kuchinoerabu island.

10 hours ago

VIDEO: Volcano bursts into life in Japan

Dramatic footage has emerged of a volcano erupting on the Japanese island of Kuchinoerabu.

12 hours ago

Honda, Fiat and BMW in airbag recall

Three major carmakers have expanded recalls of vehicles with faulty Takata airbags.

Yesterday

Lorry full of Nintendo games stolen

A lorry transporting Nintendo’s new special edition of its popular Splatoon shooter game has been stolen.

Yesterday

Nikkei on longest rally since 1988

Japan’s shares rose for the 10th consecutive session, marking its longest rally for more than a quarter of a century.

Yesterday

Japan shares notch ninth day of gains

Japan’s shares end higher for the ninth session in a row, but gains were limited as investors worried over Greece’s debt talks and potentially higher US interest rates.

2 days ago

Japan shares at 15-year high on data

Japanese shares close at a 15-year high after data showed the country’s trade account fell into a deficit in April, but was still better than expected.

5 days ago

VIDEO: First look in Japan’s new nuclear plant

Four years after the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, Japan is about to return to using nuclear power.

5 days ago

VIDEO: Button: Points are ‘stepping stone’

Jenson Button says scoring McLaren-Honda’s first points of the season is a “stepping stone” for the team.

5 days ago

Mazda and Mitsubishi recall more cars

Two more Japanese car giants — Mazda and Mitsubishi — are recalling 630,000 cars to replace faulty airbag inflators made by Takata.

8 days ago


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Header image: Basin and dipper at Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社) in Miyajima, Japan. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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