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

No more ‘ladies and gentlemen’ on Japan Airlines flights

The airline says it has committed to not discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

17 hours ago

Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi found dead at 40

The award-winning actress and mother of two is believed to have taken her own life at the age of 40.

2 days ago

French Open: Dan Evans loses to Kei Nishikori in Paris

Britain’s Dan Evans is still searching for his first French Open win after Japan’s Kei Nishikori edges a tense five-setter in the first round.

2 days ago

NBA stars could miss Tokyo Olympics, says chief Adam Silver

NBA’s best players could miss competing the Tokyo Olympics if the 2020-21 season begins in January.

7 days ago

Yasukuni Shrine: Japan’s ex-PM Abe visits controversial memorial

Shinzo Abe, who last visited the Yasukuni Shrine in 2013, made the trip days after stepping down.

About a week ago

PS5 vs Xbox Series X: How do they compare?

Who will win the console war this Christmas? We take a look at the new Xbox and Playstation.

2 weeks ago

Nintendo 3DS discontinued after almost a decade

With more than 75 million consoles sold, Nintendo is finally letting the 3DS’ battery run out.

2 weeks ago

US Open: Hideki Matsuyama chips in on ‘magic’ green at US Open

Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama holes an incredible chip on a “magic” first green at the US Open at Winged Foot, New York.

About a week ago

PlayStation 5 matches the price of the Xbox Series X

Sony opts not to undercut its rival this time round but instead will rely on exclusives to woo gamers.

2 weeks ago

French Open 2020: Naomi Osaka pulls out with hamstring injury

US Open champion Naomi Osaka pulls out of the French Open, which is scheduled to start on 27 September, with a hamstring injury.

2 weeks ago


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Header image: Tatami mats (畳) and paper sliding doors (障子; shōji) at Takamatsu Castle (高松城). Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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