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

FTSE up on bank news and Japan move

The FTSE 100 rises more than 1% as investors breathed a sigh of relief over Bank of England plans for capital reserves and welcomed news of a stimulus boost from the Bank of Japan.

2 hours ago

Nikkei leads Asia up after BOJ move

Japan led Asian shares higher after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) surprised markets by announcing more stimulus measures to boost the economy.

9 hours ago

Sony reports loss of $1.2bn

Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony reports a net loss for the three months to September of 136bn yen ($1.2bn; £762m).

9 hours ago

BOJ boosts monetary stimulus measure

Japan’s central bank, the Bank of Japan, surprises markets by announcing an expansion of its monetary stimulus policy.

9 hours ago

VIDEO: The dancers who light up the stage

The Japanese dance group using wearable technology to lighten up their act.

11 hours ago

Wal-Mart to close 30 stores in Japan

The world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart, is closing 30 stores in Japan to improve profitability, the company says.

19 hours ago

Japan snack maker to create 100 jobs

A Japanese savoury snacks manufacturer is creating 100 new jobs at Deeside Enterprise Zone, opening its first factory in Europe.

12 hours ago

Bianchi remains critical but stable

Jules Bianchi remains “critical but stable” in hospital, nearly four weeks after he crashed at the Japanese Grand Prix.


Japan princess back in public eye

Japan’s Crown Princess Masako — who has been hit by a stress-related illness — attends a banquet for Dutch royals, her first such appearance in 11 years.


China media: Thaw in Japan ties?

Media debate whether President Xi may meet Japan’s PM to ease tensions.


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Header image: Tōei Uzumasa Eigamura (東映太秦映画村) in Kyoto. The setting of many a samurai movie, now a theme park. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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