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

VIDEO: Atomic bomb survivor honours US POWs

A new film tells the story of a Japanese man who survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and dedicated his life to identifying the American POW victims.

About an hour ago

Toyota hails a ride with Uber

Carmakers Toyota and Volkswagen have struck separate partnerships with rideshare companies Uber and Gett.

Yesterday

Japan stocks lead Asian markets lower

Japanese shares end Tuesday lower, with stocks hit by lower oil prices and a firmer yen.

2 days ago

Waterstones to stop selling e-books

Bookseller Waterstones is to stop selling digital books and will instead divert customers to Japanese e-book company Kobo.

2 days ago

Japan cash machines hit by $12.7m theft

Cash worth 1.4bn yen ($13m; £8.8m) is taken from cash machines in Japan using credit cards made with stolen South African bank data.

3 days ago

Weak export figures dampen Japan shares

Japanese shares have been pulled down by a sharp drop in the country’s exports, which fell for the seventh consecutive month.

3 days ago

VIDEO: Japan bank head defends interest rate policy

The governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, has defended his policy of reducing interest rates to below zero to try and boost the economy.

3 days ago

Russell to miss tour due to head injury

Glasgow stand-off Finn Russell will miss Scotland’s summer tour to Japan as he continues to recover from a head injury.

Yesterday

Japanese pop star stabbed by fan

A Japanese pop star is in a critical condition after being repeatedly stabbed by a fan as she was waiting to perform at a concert venue in Tokyo.

3 days ago

Japan artist’s beautiful macabre tattoos

The macabre Japanese tattoo artist making waves

4 days ago


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Header image: Basin and dipper at Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社) in Miyajima, Japan. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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