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

New rules for Japan’s human pyramids

Authorities concerned after series of accidents during gymnastic displays.

17 hours ago

FTSE 100 edges up despite Tokyo woes

London’s leading shares edge higher in early Tuesday trading, despite big falls overnight in Tokyo.

20 hours ago

Banks lead slump on Tokyo’s stock market

Tokyo shares fall sharply on Tuesday, led by the banks, following the trends set in Europe and the US.

21 hours ago

Japan and the whale

History, food, identity or perhaps bureaucracy?

Yesterday

VIDEO: The traffic cones with built-in fans

Why a Japanese engineer is taking a lateral approach to problem solving

2 days ago

Japan up in lone New Year trading

Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 trades higher in almost lone trading as most of Asia shuts for Lunar New Year.

2 days ago

Japan’s Matsuyama wins Phoenix Open

Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama wins his second PGA Tour event by beating Rickie Fowler at the fourth play-off hole at the Phoenix Open.

2 days ago

Powell & Conway win bronze in Paris

Wales’ Commonwealth Games judo champion Natalie Powell and Scotland’s Sally Conway win bronze at the Paris Grand Slam.

2 days ago

VIDEO: Love is ... a chocolate noodle?

A Tokyo restaurant is serving its noodles with chocolate for Valentine’s day

4 days ago

VIDEO: Volcanic lightning in southern Japan

Japanese television has shown this dramatic footage of the Sakurajima volcano erupting in the south of the country.

5 days ago


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Header image: Utagawa Hiroshige (歌川広重; 1797–1858) — The Entrance Gate In Enoshima (From the series 36 Views of Mount Fuji). From Wikimedia Commons.

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