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


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Japanese balloon art hits new heights

Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto has taken the art of twisting party balloons to new heights with his latest animal creations.

13 weeks ago

Japan’s Nikkei ends winning streak

Japan’s Nikkei share index ends its longest winning streak since 1988, closing lower after 12 straight days of gains.

13 weeks ago

VIDEO: How to be ‘Super Cool Biz’ in Japan

The government in Japan is encouraging a new approach to what people wear at work.

13 weeks ago

Takata to address fatal airbag fault

The Japanese car parts maker, Takata, looks to replace a chemical used in its airbags, as it tries to fix a fault that led to six deaths and multiple injuries.

13 weeks ago

Solar Impulse lands safely in Japan

Solar Impulse, the zero-fuel aeroplane, lands in Japan after being forced to abort a Pacific crossing due to deteriorating weather ahead of it.

13 weeks ago

Weather forces Solar Impulse landing

Poor weather forces solar-powered plane Solar Impulse to make unscheduled stop in Japan en route from China to Hawaii.

13 weeks ago

VIDEO: ‘We knew we were facing challenges’

The plane attempting to circumnavigate the world powered only by the sun, is being forced to make a landing in Japan because of bad weather.

13 weeks ago

Body left in Tokyo station locker

Police in Japan are trying to identify a woman whose body was found inside a suitcase abandoned at Tokyo’s main train station for more than a month.

13 weeks ago

VIDEO: Footage of moment quake hit Tokyo

A powerful undersea earthquake south of Japan has shaken buildings in Tokyo and been felt across the country.

13 weeks ago

Strong earthquake strikes off Japan

A powerful undersea earthquake south of Japan shakes buildings in the capital Tokyo and is felt across the country.

13 weeks ago

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Header image: A stone lantern sits in the garden at Sanzen-in (三千院), a Buddhist temple in Kyoto. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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