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

Japan’s ANA cancels Burmese deal

Japan’s ANA Holdings cancels its plan to buy a 49% stake in Asian Wings Airways, an airline based in Myanmar, also known as Burma.

45 minutes ago

Japan output falls most since 2011

Japan’s factory output falls 3.3% from May to June, the latest sign to highlight that the recent sales tax rise is affecting consumer demand.

8 hours ago

Last Hiroshima bomb crew member dies

The last surviving member of the team which dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Theodore Van Kirk, has died aged 93.

13 hours ago

Airbus cancels Skymark contract

Airbus cancels its contract with Japan’s Skymark Airlines for the purchase of six A380 aircraft.

22 hours ago

Japan girl ‘admits dismemberment’

The Japanese schoolgirl arrested on Sunday has reportedly confessed to killing and dismembering her classmate, say local media

23 hours ago

China media: Japan-Latin America ties

Papers keep close watch on Japan-Latin America ties as PM Shinzo Abe visits.

Yesterday

Japanese girl ‘dismembers classmate’

A high school girl has been arrested on suspicion of killing and dismembering a classmate, Japanese police say.

2 days ago

Scotland win three more judo golds

Euan Burton wins one of three judo golds for Scotland after his English wife Gemma Gibbons has to settle for silver.

4 days ago

Judo saved me from drink, says marine

Gold medallist Chris Sherrington reveals judo helped him conquer stress and alcohol problems after military service in Iraq.

3 days ago

Judo gold fulfils Powell’s dream

Natalie Powell who became the winner of Wales’ first Commonwealth gold medal in judo, says her win was a dream come true.

3 days ago


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Header image: Statues of the Five Hundred Disciples of the Buddha at Kita-in (喜多院), a Buddhist temple in Kawagoe. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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