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

‘Decaying bodies’ found off Japan coast

Japanese officials say they are investigating decomposed bodies found on board boats off the country’s coastline.

14 hours ago

Humour shines through Honda’s smoke

An ultimately forgettable season for two great champions ended up being memorable for their fans.

15 hours ago

Toyota recalls 1.6m cars over airbags

Toyota is recalling another 1.6 million vehicles equipped with defective air bags.

3 days ago

VIDEO: Japan waiters compete in water-balancing race

More than 120 waiters took part in this year’s Waiters’ Race Japan, held in Yokohama on Monday.

3 days ago

VIDEO: Japan launches telecom rocket

Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency launches a commercial satellite into space for the first time.

4 days ago

Sharp shares surge on debt relief hope

Shares in troubled electronics maker Sharp surge more than 35% in Japan on a report that its lenders might waive some of its debts.

4 days ago

VIDEO: On board the world’s fastest train

The BBC’s Rupert Wingfield-Hayes takes a ride on the world’s fastest train — the maglev in Japan — that reaches speeds of up to 501km/h.

4 days ago

Rugby fans flock to Buddha statue

Fans think the statue resembles Japan rugby star Ayumu Goromaru.

5 days ago

Small blast at Tokyo’s Yasukuni shrine

Police investigate a small explosion that damaged the toilets at Tokyo’s controversial Yasukuni shrine, which honours Japans war dead.

5 days ago

Ingram targets Lisbon and Rio gold

Edinburgh judo player Sam Ingram heads for Lisbon to defend his European visually impaired title before his Paralympic gold medal bid.

4 days ago

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Header image: Dusk falls over the harbour at Takamatsu (高松市), as seen from the top floor of the 30-storey Symbol Tower. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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