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

Japan shares slump as Asia reacts to global sell-off

Shares in Tokyo drop sharply while Asian markets trade cautiously following big falls in the US and UK.

2 hours ago

Coronavirus: Evacuation flight for Britons on Diamond Princess due to land

UK nationals who have been quarantined on the cruise ship for 16 days are flown out of Japan.

3 days ago

Nintendo: Animal Crossing fans upset by cloud restrictions

Nintendo confirms its new Animal Crossing game will not let players save progress to the cloud.

4 days ago

Coronavirus: Repatriation flight for Britons on Diamond Princess delayed

Repatriating about 70 UK nationals from Japan is “logistically complicated”, the embassy in Tokyo says.

4 days ago

Edson Suemitsu is thought to be Brazil’s only katana forger

Edson Suemitsu produces handmade katanas, a type of curved sword used by samurai in ancient Japan.

5 days ago

Coronavirus: Two passengers dead from quarantined Diamond Princess

A man and a woman in their 80s were taken off the Diamond Princess in Japan after contracting Covid-19.

5 days ago

Coronavirus: Passengers leave Diamond Princess amid criticism of Japan

Japan faces censure for a “chaotic” quarantine on a ship as those free of coronavirus begin to leave.

5 days ago

Coronavirus: What could it mean for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

BBC Sport assesses what steps are being taken to guard against coronavirus affecting the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

7 days ago

Coronavirus cruise quarantine passengers ‘in the dark’

The son of Sally and David Abel, who have been held in quarantine on a ship off Japan, criticises the government response.

7 days ago

Coronavirus: Japan cruise ship’s US passengers home for further quarantine

Hundreds of US citizens who were on the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess face further quarantine.

8 days ago

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