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

Scared but socially distant in a Tokyo ‘haunted house’

Could this zombie-inspired experience be for people who want to be frightened but be Covid-19 safe?

5 hours ago

Japan’s first passenger jet in decades put on hold

Plans for the Mitsubishi SpaceJet have been frozen due to budget cuts amid the virus downturn.

23 hours ago

How a demon-slaying film is drawing Japan back to the cinemas

The film is so popular it has broken a box office record held by animated classic Spirited Away.

Yesterday

Mario Kart Live: Mixed-reality karts race around the home

Nintendo reveals a mixed-reality version of its top-selling game, but is it more than a gimmick?

6 days ago

Britain and Japan sign post-Brexit trade deal

The countries formally sign a deal described by the UK’s international trade secretary as “ground-breaking”.

8 days ago

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.

About a week 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.

About a week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago


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Header image: Tōei Uzumasa Eigamura (東映太秦映画村) in Kyoto. The setting of many a samurai movie, now a theme park. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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