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

Japan gets deer-friendly bags to stop animals eating plastic

The bags are an answer to the trail of potentially deadly plastic left by tourists each year.

2 days ago

British and Irish Lions v Japan: Tour warm-up to be played at Murrayfield

The British and Irish Lions will play Japan at Murrayfield on Saturday 26 June as a warm-up for their three-Test tour of South Africa.

20 hours ago

Tokyo Olympics: Russian hackers targeted Games, UK says

UK officials say Russian intelligence took aim at the 2020 Olympics before they were delayed.

2 days ago

Kyle Edmund suffers another first-round loss at ATP event in Cologne

Britain’s Kyle Edmund loses in straight sets to Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka at the ATP indoor event in Cologne, Germany.

2 days ago

Jonathan Rea: How the Kawasaki rider made it six World Superbike titles in a row

BBC Sport NI examines some of the reasons why Jonathan Rea has romped to a remarkable sixth successive World Superbike title.

4 days ago

Fukushima: Japan ‘to release contaminated water into sea’

The water was used to cool the Fukushima nuclear plant which went into meltdown in 2011.

6 days ago

Peru opens Machu Picchu for single tourist stranded by Covid

A Japanese man waited almost seven months to enter the site after it was closed because of Covid.

About a week ago

Daiya Seto suspended by Japan Swimming federation after having affair

Four-time world champion Daiya Seto is suspended for the rest of the year by the Japan Swimming Federation after having an affair.

8 days ago

Bank of England questions banks over negative rates

The UK would be following in the footsteps of countries like Japan if it cuts the cost of borrowing.

About a week ago

Japanese theme park unveils ‘life-size’ Godzilla attraction

Fans in Japan will soon be able to take a zip line straight into the fictional monster’s mouth.

2 weeks ago


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Header image: Maple leaves and bamboo stems in autumn at Tenryū-ji garden (天龍寺庭園) in Kyoto. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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