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

VIDEO: Japan’s senior cheerleaders

Cheerleading is usually seen as a young person’s sport, but the Japan Senior Cheer Association is for women in their 60s and 70s.

3 days ago

Companies face ‘bloodbath’ in Russia

The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a “bloodbath” because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.

3 days ago

Stem cell scandal scientist resigns

A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.

4 days ago

Japan ‘could preserve tsunami sites’

A panel in Japan puts forward a plan to protect four buildings damaged by the 2011 tsunami and earthquake, including a former elementary school.

4 days ago

VIDEO: Heavy snow kills five in Japan

At least five people have died following heavy snowfall and tidal surges in Japan.

5 days ago

Alonso to be patient with McLaren

Fernando Alonso says he is happy to go “through a period of learning” when he starts driving for his new McLaren-Honda team.

6 days ago

Turbulence hits US-bound plane

A US-bound passenger plane is forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo after several people were injured by severe turbulence.

6 days ago

McDonald’s rations chips in Japan

Fast food company McDonald’s is rationing fries in Japan as it struggles to cope with a chip shortage.

7 days ago

Japan cull after bird flu outbreak

Japan has culled around 4,000 chickens after a highly infectious strain of bird flu was detected on a poultry farm.

7 days ago

Asian markets caught in global rout

Asian markets extend losses, with the Nikkei closing down more than 2%, as falling oil prices heighten global growth fears.

7 days ago


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Header image: Snow covers the golden pavillion at Kinkakuji (金閣寺), a Buddhist temple in Kyoto. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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