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

Australia’s new PM sworn in ahead of Japan summit

Two days after his election win, Anthony Albanese will fly to meet the leaders of US, India and Japan.

Yesterday

Pampered pooches ride Japan’s Shinkansen in style

Paws aboard! A pet-friendly service premiers on the iconic train as calls grow for easier pet travel.

2 days ago

Naomi Osaka unsure on Wimbledon after ranking points decision

Four-time major champion Naomi Osaka is not sure if she will play Wimbledon after ranking points were stripped from the event.

Yesterday

French Open 2022: Iga Swiatek beats Lesia Tsurenko as Naomi Osaka loses

World number one Iga Swiatek shows why she is the overwhelming favourite for the French Open with a rapid first-round win.

Yesterday

Women awarded damages over Japan exam discrimination

Juntendo University in Tokyo set stricter requirements for female medical students in entrance exams.

5 days ago

Gambler to pay back Japanese Covid-19 fund he spent

The man’s lawyer said his client gambled the pay-out after it was mistakenly paid to his bank account.

6 days ago

Man gambles away huge accidental Covid payment in Japan

The Japanese man’s lawyer says the 46.3m yen ($357,400) meant for 463 people cannot be paid back.

7 days ago

Diamond League: Dina Asher-Smith third on return since injury at Tokyo Olympics

Watch as Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith finishes third in the 200m at the opening meeting of the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar as America’s Gabrielle Thomas is first with Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson second.

About a week ago

Toyota cuts production due to Covid lockdown in Shanghai

Tesla has reportedly also halted most production at its Shanghai plant due to problems sourcing parts.

2 weeks ago

UK and Japan sign military agreement amid Russia concerns

Boris Johnson and counterpart Fumio Kishida urge unity in the face of “autocratic, coercive powers”.

3 weeks 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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