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

Japan probes new ‘hostage recording’

Japan says it is investigating a purported new voice recording of hostage Kenji Goto, who is being held by Islamic State.

2 hours ago

China media: Japan’s IS hostage crisis

Spotlight on Japan’s efforts to free its citizen Kenji Goto, being held by Islamic State militants.

3 hours ago

VIDEO: Japan analyses new IS recording

The Japanese government is analysing a new message which apparently features the voice of the man being held hostage by Islamic State.

4 hours ago

Nintendo halves annual profit target

Nintendo’s operating profit grew nearly 50% in the last quarter but it was not enough to keep the game-maker from slashing its full year target.

6 hours ago

VIDEO: Mother of IS hostage pleads with Japan PM

The mother of Kenji Goto, being held hostage by Islamic State, has pleaded with the Japanese Prime Minister to make a deal that sees her son released.

18 hours ago

Jordan in pilot exchange offer to IS

Jordan says it is ready to free an Iraqi on death row in return for a pilot facing execution by Islamic State alongside a Japanese hostage.

22 hours ago

Japan condemns Goto hostage video

PM Shinzo Abe condemns a “despicable” Islamic State threat to kill hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours, saying Japan is working for his release.


China media: Military might

The planned World War Two parade is not aimed at ‘taunting’ Japan, papers say.


VIDEO: Japan PM condemns IS hostage video

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said a new Islamic State video threatening to kill hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours is “despicable”.


VIDEO: Cars are brought off Hoegh Osaka

Land Rovers, Minis and Jaguars are being brought off the Hoegh Osaka, which is now docked in Southampton.


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