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

Asian Games: Japan basketball players sent home for ‘paying women for sex’

Four Japanese basketball players are sent home from the Asian Games in Indonesia for allegedly paying women for sex.

14 hours ago

Jonnie Peacock: Paralympic sprint champion steps back into training

Jonnie Peacock steps up his preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics following an eventful year off the track.

5 days ago

Coxsey hoping to inspire next generation as climbing makes Olympic debut

BBC Sport’s Tim Hague meets climber Shauna Coxsey, one of Great Britain’s leading competitors in a sport making its debut at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

5 days ago

Nintendo cracks down on retro games downloads

Three sites offering retro games have gone offline following legal action.

7 days ago

European Championships: British stars to follow for Tokyo 2020

Their outstanding performances at the inaugural European Championships suggested several British athletes could shine at Tokyo 2020.

7 days ago

Natalie Powell: Welsh judoka wins bronze for GB in Budapest

Natalie Powell takes bronze at the Budapest Judo Grand Prix, beating Great Britain colleague Jemima Yeats-Brown in a -78kg contest.

About a week ago

Japan’s economy rebounds in the second quarter

The economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the second quarter of the year, figures show.

About a week ago

Watch: Iniesta scores brilliant goal to open J-League account

Former Barcelona player Andres Iniesta scores a brilliant goal to open his account for Japanese side Vissel Kobe.

About a week ago

Japanese racing driver Keiko Ihara shares her story.

Japanese racing driver Keiko Ihara shares her story.

2 weeks ago

Tokyo Medical University apologises for changing female exam scores

An investigation found the practice of marking down women and some men began more than a decade ago.

2 weeks 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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