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

Panasonic scrutinises relationship with Huawei

US restrictions on Chinese telecoms giant Huawei are having a ripple effect across the tech industry.

2 days ago

Nintendo removes mobile games in Belgium

The two titles break local gambling laws that prohibit giving players random rewards in “loot boxes”.

2 days ago

Rising heptathlete Niamh Emerson bids to emulate Jessica Ennis-Hill

Britain’s Niamh Emerson has a “classic heptathlete physique” and can add to her Commonwealth and European medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, says Jessica Ennis-Hill.

23 hours ago

Are barcodes the way to protect dementia patients?

How technology and community support is keeping people with dementia in Japan safe.

4 days ago

How Japan is keeping people with dementia safe

Each year in Japan thousands of elderly dementia sufferers go missing, but technology can now help.

4 days ago

Playing Tetris by committee with multiple players

How a revamped Nintendo controller allows eight people to control a game simultaneously.

4 days ago

Japan economy beats expectations of slowdown

Analysts had tipped the world’s third largest economy would shrink slightly at the start of 2019.

5 days ago

Trump delays tariffs on car imports

The decision is delayed to allow more time for trade talks with the European Union and Japan.

8 days ago

Women’s World Cup 2019: England star Kelly Smith’s iconic celebration — 20 days to go

BBC Sport looks back on Kelly Smith’s iconic celebration during England’s 2-2 draw with Japan at the 2007 World Cup, which landed her in hot water with manager Hope Powell.

7 days ago

Cyrille Tchatchet II: From homeless and ‘suicidal’ to Olympic hopeful

Cyrille Tchatchet II on overcoming homelessness and depression — and setting his sights on competing at Tokyo 2020 for the Refugee Team.

7 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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