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

Japan’s bullet train opens door at 280km/h

None of the 340 passengers were injured after the door swung open mid-journey at blistering speeds.

7 hours ago

Juddmonte International Stakes: Japan edges out Crystal Ocean at York

Japan wins a thrilling Juddmonte International Stakes at York, edging out 11-10 favourite Crystal Ocean in a photo finish.

3 hours ago

Climbing World Championships: Tomoa Narasaki outclasses field to take combined gold

Japan’s Tomoa Narasaki storms to victory in the men’s combined final, topping all three boulder walls at the Climbing World Championships in Japan.

6 hours ago

Tokyo 2020: GB win four medals on first day of Olympic test event

Great Britain win four medals on the first day of medal racing at the Olympic test event in Enoshima, Japan.

7 hours ago

Climbing World Championships: Watch GB’s Coxsey’s route to a bronze medal in combined final

Watch highlights from Shauna Coxsey’s route to winning a bronze medal in the combined final at the Climbing World Championships in Hachioji, Japan.

Yesterday

Tokyo 2020: Shauna Coxsey earns spot for GB in inaugural Olympic climbing event

Shauna Coxsey secures a qualification spot for Great Britain in the inaugural climbing event at next summer’s Olympic Games.

2 days ago

World Para-badminton Championships: Jack Shephard & Krysten Coombs battle for Paralympic qualification

Meet Britain’s Jack Shephard and Krysten Coombs, the world number one and two going head to head to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

2 days ago

He-Man: Clerks director Kevin Smith to revive 80s series for Netflix

A new anime version of the early 80s cartoon and toy franchise is heading for the streaming service.

2 days ago

Why I ‘married’ an anime character

Akihiko Kondo is one of a growing number of Japanese people turning their back on real-world romance.

5 days ago

Tokyo Triathlon: Great Britain pipped in thrilling mixed relay photo-finish

Watch as Great Britain’s Alex Yee is narrowly beaten on the line by France’s Dorian Coninx in the mixed relay at the World Triathlon Olympic qualification event in Tokyo.

3 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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