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

Japan volcano eruption deaths rise

Rescue workers in Japan recover 12 more bodies from Mount Ontake, bringing to 48 the number of those killed by Saturday’s surprise volcanic eruption.

36 minutes ago

Japan manufacturing sentiment rises

Japanese large manufacturers’ confidence improved in the three months to September, according to a closely-watched central bank survey.

9 hours ago

Why Japan’s sunny beaches are deserted

The rule that’s left Japan’s sunny beaches deserted

13 hours ago

Asian markets fall on factory data

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 Index falls 1% after data shows industrial output unexpectedly fell in August.

Yesterday

Japan volcano eruption intensifies

Efforts to recover the bodies of at least 24 climbers are suspended again after the eruption on Japan’s Mount Ontake intensifies.

Yesterday

VIDEO: Conditions hamper Volcano rescue

Japanese rescue teams have spent a third day searching for survivors on Mount Ontake, trapped by Saturday’s eruption.

Yesterday

Toyota recalls 690,000 trucks in US

Toyota is recalling Tacoma pickup trucks because of a potential vulnerability in the vehicles’ suspension systems.

2 days ago

Japan pop idols aim to sing away debt

An “all-insolvent” Japanese pop group intends to “sing and dance away” its personal debt.

2 days ago

Verstappen, 17, to drive at Suzuka

Max Verstappen will be the youngest participant in a GP weekend when he drives in practice in Japan, three days after turning 17.

2 days ago

Search suspended on Japan volcano

Teams searching Japan’s Mount Ontake find more bodies from Saturday’s eruption but suspend operations amid dangerous conditions.

2 days ago


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Header image: Tatami mats (畳) and paper sliding doors (障子; shōji) at Takamatsu Castle (高松城). Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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