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

Nike’s diversity advert causing a backlash in Japan

The sportswear giant is facing criticism online, but it could work in its favour with more sales.

2 days ago

Japan’s crown prince ‘approves’ daughter’s wedding

Princess Mako had postponed her marriage to Kei Komuro after reports of his mother’s money troubles.

4 days ago

‘Fireball’ dazzles in the sky in Japan

The meteor was seen descending towards earth for a few seconds, before emitting a powerful light.

5 days ago

Can a ninja’s life teach us about staying safe in a pandemic?

Genichi is the first student from a Japanese university with a master’s degree in ninja studies.

7 days ago

Russia ‘threatened to ram’ US ship in Sea of Japan

Moscow accuses an American destroyer of entering its waters, but the US denies its vessel was expelled.

About a week ago

PlayStation 5: Amazon investigation over missing consoles

Some users received kitchen equipment or pet food instead of their anticipated consoles.

About a week ago

Sony PlayStation 5 delivery delays spark row over who is to blame

Huge demand for the new PlayStation, coupled with its size, means pre-orders may not arrive on time.

2 weeks ago

GB climbers take coronavirus risk for Tokyo Olympics bid

British climbers Molly Thompson-Smith and Will Bosi are prepared to risk exposure to the coronavirus for a shot at Olympic qualifying.

2 weeks ago

Masahiko Kondo: Japanese singer suspended over extra-marital affair

The talent firm said Masahiko Kondo’s “thoughtless” behaviour warranted “strict punishment”.

2 weeks ago

Nissan warns on its UK future without a Brexit deal

The carmaker, which runs Britain’s biggest car plant, said the factory ‘will not be sustainable’.

2 weeks ago


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Header image: Dusk falls over the harbour at Takamatsu (高松市), as seen from the top floor of the 30-storey Symbol Tower. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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