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

Doris Miller: US Navy aircraft carrier to honour black sailor

Doris Miller won a Navy Cross for his actions during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

18 hours ago

Comme Des Garçons: Row over white fashion models’ cornrow wigs

The Japanese fashion brand is accused of cultural appropriation at Paris Fashion Week.

21 hours ago

Australian Open: Serena Williams & Naomi Osaka into second round

Favourite Serena Williams and defending champion Naomi Osaka begin their Australian Open campaigns with wins.

8 hours ago

Carlos Ghosn’s lawyers hit back at Nissan fraud claims

The fugitive businessman’s defence team say Nissan’s investigation is biased and designed to smear him.

3 days ago

Australian Open: Defending champion Naomi Osaka doesn’t see herself as ‘top player’

Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka says she does not see herself as a ‘top player’ despite being Australian Open defending champion.

2 days ago

‘Sars-family’ virus claims second victim in China

The death in the outbreak epicentre of Wuhan comes as Japan confirms its first case of the coronavirus.

4 days ago

Japan minister’s paternity leave challenges work pressure

Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi will become the first Japanese cabinet minister to take it.

5 days ago

Sky Brown: Skateboarder checks out Winter Youth Olympics

Before what is expected to be a history-making Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, Sky Brown checks out the Winter Youth Olympics.

4 days ago

Tokyo 2020: UK Sport performance director Chelsea Warr quits six months before Games

UK Sport performance director Chelsea Warr steps down just six months before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

4 days ago

Oksana Masters: Paralympic champion on Chernobyl, Tokyo 2020 and upbringing in Ukraine

Oksana Masters was seven when her adoptive mother took her from Ukraine to the USA. This summer she will compete at her fifth Paralympics.

6 days ago


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Header image: Movie poster for the 1954 Japanese film Godzilla (ゴジラ) by Toho Company Ltd. (東宝株式会社). From Wikimedia Commons.

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