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

US hotel in Japan refuses Cuba ambassador

The Hilton in Fukuoka says it was applying US sanctions but authorities say the move was illegal.

5 hours ago

Japan GDP: Natural disasters hit economic growth

Rising protectionism could threaten exports and the growth outlook for the world’s third largest economy.

16 hours ago

Softbank IPO: A guide to the Japanese tech giant

The firm is planning a $21bn IPO of its mobile unit that could fund a fresh wave of tech investments.


US fighter jet crashes into sea off Japan

Two crew members were able to eject and have been rescued by helicopter, the US Navy says.

2 days ago

England v Japan: Touring players ‘paid £13 per day’

Some Japan players are paid £13 a day while on tour, says coach Jamie Joseph before Saturday’s autumn Test against England.


England’s George Kruis out of Japan & Australia Tests with injury

Lock George Kruis will miss England’s remaining autumn Tests against Japan and Australia with a calf injury.


BTS T-shirt: Japanese TV show cancels BTS appearance over atomic bomb shirt

A BTS member has caused controversy in Japan after wearing a shirt depicting an atomic bomb.

6 days ago

Toshiba’s UK withdrawal puts Cumbria nuclear plant in doubt

Japanese company plans to wind up NuGen, its UK nuclear division, after failing to find a buyer.

6 days ago

Hannah Miley: Scottish swimmer on ankle surgery, uncertainty over Tokyo and having her funding cut

Scotland’s Hannah Miley faces arguably the biggest challenge of her career as she recovers from ankle surgery and losing her funding.

7 days ago

Suicides among Japanese young people hit 30-year high

The country’s education ministry says 250 children took their own lives this year.

About a week ago

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