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

Nikkei jumps as Asian shares rally

Asian shares bounce back after Wall Street’s rally on Friday, with Japan’s Nikkei index recording its biggest daily rise since June 2013.

2 hours ago

Two Japan ministers quit amid rows

Two of five women in Japan’s cabinet resign over funding scandals, in a blow to PM Shinzo Abe’s plans to bring more women into top-level politics.

5 hours ago

The forgotten women of the ‘war in the East’

It’s well known how badly Japanese soldiers treated POWs in WW2, but women and children interned in South-East Asia are often forgotten.

Yesterday

VIDEO: Close up with VR eye-tracking helmet

The Japanese start-up Fove has developed a consumer eye-tracking helmet for use in virtual reality environments.

3 days ago

Japan shares lead Asia markets lower

Asian shares were lower on Thursday after Wall Street tumbled on US economic data, fuelling growth concerns.

4 days ago

Toyota to recall 1.75 million cars

Japanese carmaker Toyota issues a recall of 1.75 million cars worldwide over faulty brake installations and fuel component issues.

5 days ago

Bianchi reports ‘anger’ Marussia

Marussia are “shocked” by reports suggesting Jules Bianchi did not slow down under caution flags at the Japanese GP.

5 days ago

F1 will always be dangerous — Kubica

Ex-F1 driver Robert Kubica says Jules Bianchi’s Japanese GP crash is a stark reminder the sport can never be made 100% safe.

5 days ago

VIDEO: Typhoon Vongfong hits Japan islands

Typhoon Vongfong, the strongest storm to hit Japan this year. makes landfall on the country’s main islands.

7 days ago

Dozens injured by Typhoon Vongfong

Typhoon Vongfong, the strongest storm to hit Japan this year, makes landfall on Kyushu, after injuring more than 30 on Okinawa island.

7 days ago


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Header image: Maple leaves and bamboo stems in autumn at Tenryū-ji garden (天龍寺庭園) in Kyoto. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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