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

Japanese shares tumble on strong yen

Japanese shares fall more than 3% at the start of trading as yen strength saps the shares in big exporters.

14 hours ago

Japan to abandon space satellite forever

Japan’s space agency says it will abandon efforts to restore a multimillion dollar satellite sent to explore black holes, after it spun out of control.

4 days ago

Japan holds rates in surprise move

Japanese shares fell and the yen surged after the Bank of Japan decided against any extra monetary easing.

5 days ago

Playstation sales boost Sony profits

Japan’s Sony reports full-year profits of $1.4bn as Playstation sales help to turn around the company’s fortunes.

5 days ago

Nintendo to sell Seattle Mariners stake

Japanese gaming company Nintendo says it plans to sell its majority stake in US baseball team Seattle Mariners.

5 days ago

VIDEO: Japan’s ivory trade criticised

Anti-poaching activists accuse Japan of fuelling the illegal ivory trade by allowing tusks to be legally registered.

5 days ago

Japan relaxes mascot rules after quake

Quake-affected prefectures want their mascots to help raise funds for earthquake victims.

5 days ago

Nintendo announces date for NX console

Nintendo’s much-anticipated console will not launch until spring 2017, missing the crucial Christmas shopping period.

5 days ago

Mitsubishi sees domestic orders halve

Mitsubishi Motors says domestic orders for its vehicles have halved since it revealed last week that it had been rigging fuel efficiency tests.

5 days ago

Mitsubishi shares fall ahead of earnings

Shares in embattled car marker Mitsubishi Motors keep falling ahead of the company’s earnings due out later on Wednesday.

6 days ago


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Header image: Banzuiin Chobei (幡随院長兵衛; 1622–1657) — the Japanese Robin Hood, who became a popular figure in Japanese literature. This image is from a ukiyoe portrait by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳; 1798–1861). From Wikimedia Commons.

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