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

Migrant workers ‘exploited’ in Japan

International brands accused of ‘exploiting’ workers in Japan

11 hours ago

Retirement home for elderly pets

In Tokyo, a growing number of pet homes have opened to give elderly and sick pets the love and attention their human carers no longer can.

Yesterday

South Korea and Japan’s feud explained

The nations share a complicated history, tied to atrocities committed when Japan colonised Korea.

2 days ago

Canoe Sprint World Championships: Liam Heath wins gold in Hungary

Watch Olympic world champion Liam Heath secure gold and a place at Tokyo 2020 in the K1 200m event at the the Kayak World Championships in Hungary.

20 hours ago

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Will Tokyo be accessible enough?

Tokyo is set to host the next Paralympic Games in 2020 — but how accessible is the Japanese capital?

2 days ago

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: US athletes warned they will face ‘consequences’ over protests

American athletes are warned by Team USA chiefs they will face “consequences” if they stage political protests at next year’s Olympic Games.

3 days ago

Equestrian European Championships: GB win bronze and qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Great Britain’s showjumpers qualify for the Tokyo Olympics after winning bronze at the European Championships in Rotterdam.

2 days ago

Nintendo Switch: Exchange deal is fake news

Rumours online that gamers could swap their Switch for an updated version turns out to be untrue

4 days ago

Japan’s bullet train opens door at 280km/h

None of the 340 passengers were injured after the door swung open mid-journey at blistering speeds.

4 days ago

Tokyo 2020: Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre win silver as GB finish with six medals

Great Britain finish the Olympic test event with three silver medals and three bronze after the final day was cut short due to a lack of wind.

3 days 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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