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

The downfall of Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn: An insider’s view

Former Nissan lawyer Ravinder Passi had a ringside seat of the downfall of chairman Carlos Ghosn.

2 hours ago

Tokyo 2020: Round-up of the action from Day 11

Elaine Thompson-Herah makes sprint history and hurdler Karsten Warholm smashes a world record on the day Simone Biles wins bronze on an emotional return to Olympic competition.

10 hours ago

Tokyo Olympics: Elaine Thompson-Herah completes unprecedented ‘double-double’

Elaine Thompson-Herah confirms her place among the pantheon of sprint greats as she secures an unprecedented women’s 100m-200m ‘double-double’ with a sensational victory over the longer distance in Tokyo.

10 hours ago

Tokyo Olympics: NZ weightlifter Laurel Hubbard set to ‘hang up her boots’

The transgender weightlifter made Olympic history but says her time in the sport is probably up.

14 hours ago

Tokyo Olympics: NZ weightlifter Laurel Hubbard set to ‘hang up her boots’

The transgender weightlifter made Olympic history but says her time in the sport is probably up.

14 hours ago

Tokyo Olympics: Simone Biles returns with bronze, Karsten Warholm smashes record

Simone Biles wins bronze on an emotional return to Olympic competition on the day canoeist Lisa Carrington earns double gold and hurdler Karsten Warholm smashes a world record.

14 hours ago

Tokyo Olympics: USA men’s basketball team beat Spain to reach last four

Defending champions USA beat Spain for the fourth Olympics in a row to reach the men’s basketball semi-finals.

14 hours ago

Tokyo Olympics: Where are Team GB’s English medallists from?

With day 11 of the competition over, the North West currently leads the way when it comes to medals.

8 hours ago

Tokyo Olympics: Where are Team GB’s English medallists from?

With day 11 of the competition over, the North West currently leads the way when it comes to medals.

8 hours ago

Tokyo Olympics: Karsten Warholm sets stunning 400m hurdles world record

Norwegian Karsten Warholm runs a stunning men’s 400m hurdles race to obliterate his previous world record and take gold at Tokyo 2020.

20 hours ago


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Header image: Statues of the Five Hundred Disciples of the Buddha at Kita-in (喜多院), a Buddhist temple in Kawagoe. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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