Here are some recent Japan-related news items from the BBC News website.
Japan says it is investigating a purported new voice recording of hostage Kenji Goto, who is being held by Islamic State.
2 hours ago
Spotlight on Japan’s efforts to free its citizen Kenji Goto, being held by Islamic State militants.
3 hours ago
The Japanese government is analysing a new message which apparently features the voice of the man being held hostage by Islamic State.
4 hours ago
Nintendo’s operating profit grew nearly 50% in the last quarter but it was not enough to keep the game-maker from slashing its full year target.
6 hours ago
The mother of Kenji Goto, being held hostage by Islamic State, has pleaded with the Japanese Prime Minister to make a deal that sees her son released.
18 hours ago
Jordan says it is ready to free an Iraqi on death row in return for a pilot facing execution by Islamic State alongside a Japanese hostage.
22 hours ago
PM Shinzo Abe condemns a “despicable” Islamic State threat to kill hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours, saying Japan is working for his release.
The planned World War Two parade is not aimed at ‘taunting’ Japan, papers say.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said a new Islamic State video threatening to kill hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours is “despicable”.
Land Rovers, Minis and Jaguars are being brought off the Hoegh Osaka, which is now docked in Southampton.