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

Japan’s Kobe Steel indicted over quality scandal

Kobe Steel, which is Japan’s third-largest steelmaker, first admitted to the wrongdoing last year.

7 hours ago

Rice paddy cartoons celebrate Japanese artist

Rice paddy cartoons are grown to celebrate the 90th anniversary of manga artist Osamu Tezuka

3 days ago

EU signs its biggest free trade deal with Japan

The agreement is a challenge to the increasing protectionism employed by US President Donald Trump.

3 days ago

Fencing’s future ‘bleak’ as crowdfunding appeal for Tokyo 2020 raises just £170

The future of British fencing has never looked “so bleak” after it emerged a crowdfunding bid has raised just £170, says British Fencing’s chief executive.

6 days ago

Japan flood: At least 179 dead after worst weather in decades

Rains have now receded but the disaster has left extensive damage in its wake.

About a week ago

Dani Pedrosa announces MotoGP retirement

Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa announces he will retire at the end of the season.

8 days ago

Japan floods: 155 killed after torrential rain and landslides

It is the highest death toll caused by flooding in the country in more than three decades.

About a week ago

Japan floods: Search for survivors

Rescue efforts continue in Japan after days of heavy rain and landslides in western districts.

About a week ago

Nissan admits falsifying emissions tests in Japan

The firm says tests at Japanese factories had “deviated from the prescribed testing environment”.

About a week ago

Japan floods: At least 100 dead after record rainfall

More than 50 others are missing after “unprecedented” rainfall caused floods and landslides.

About a week ago


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Header image: Tidal mud flats at Kaburasaki (蕪崎). From Wikimedia Commons.

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