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

Rain sparks deadly Japan landslides

At least 32 people have been killed in landslides caused by heavy rain that buried houses in Japan’s Hiroshima prefecture, officials say.

14 hours ago

VIDEO: Rain sparks deadly Japan landslides

At least 27 people are killed after heavy rain sparks landslides in Japan’s Hiroshima prefecture.

17 hours ago

China fines 12 Japan car parts firms

China levies a record fine totalling 1.24bn yuan ($202m; £121m) on twelve Japanese car parts companies for price-fixing.

17 hours ago

Japanese exports rebound in July

Exports from Japan show a surprise pick-up in July, reigniting hopes of growth for the world’s third largest economy.

19 hours ago

US Navy: WW2 wreck found in Java Sea

The US Navy confirms a wreck on the bottom of the Java sea is the USS Houston, sunk by the Japanese in World War Two with as many as 700 men aboard.

Yesterday

Scottish judo star Burton retires

Commonwealth Games judo gold medallist Euan Burton confirms his retirement to focus on coaching.

9 hours ago

Chugai hits record on takeover talk

Shares of Japan’s Chugai Pharmaceutical rise to a record on reports Swiss drug giant Roche is looking to take control of the company.

3 days ago

Pedrosa denies Marquez record win

Honda rider Dani Pedrosa wins the Czech MotoGP to deny team-mate Marc Marquez a record 11th victory in a row.

3 days ago

Japan country profile

Provides an overview of Japan, including key events and facts about this earthquake-prone country on the western rim of the Pacific.

6 days ago

US hails Okinawa base move start

The United States says it welcomes the start of a military base relocation project in Japan’s Okinawa, amid protests by local residents.

6 days ago


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Header image: The sacred bridge (神橋) across the Daiya river at Futarasan Shrine (二荒山神社) in Nikkō. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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