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

Yasukuni Shrine: Japan’s ex-PM Abe visits controversial memorial

Shinzo Abe, who last visited the Yasukuni Shrine in 2013, made the trip days after stepping down.

5 hours ago

PS5 vs Xbox Series X: How do they compare?

Who will win the console war this Christmas? We take a look at the new Xbox and Playstation.

22 hours ago

Nintendo 3DS discontinued after almost a decade

With more than 75 million consoles sold, Nintendo is finally letting the 3DS’ battery run out.

2 days ago

US Open: Hideki Matsuyama chips in on ‘magic’ green at US Open

Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama holes an incredible chip on a “magic” first green at the US Open at Winged Foot, New York.

14 hours ago

PlayStation 5 matches the price of the Xbox Series X

Sony opts not to undercut its rival this time round but instead will rely on exclusives to woo gamers.

3 days ago

French Open 2020: Naomi Osaka pulls out with hamstring injury

US Open champion Naomi Osaka pulls out of the French Open, which is scheduled to start on 27 September, with a hamstring injury.

Yesterday

Yoshihide Suga: The unexpected rise of Japan’s new prime minister

What we know about the new leader who replaces long-time premier Shinzo Abe.

3 days ago

Yoshihide Suga elected Japan’s new prime minister succeeding Shinzo Abe

Yoshihide Suga has won the vote in parliament, and is largely expected to stay his predecessor’s course.

3 days ago

Nuclear: Hitachi scraps £20bn Wylfa power plant

The firm has confirmed it is pulling out of what would have been Wales’ biggest energy project.

3 days ago

Nuclear: Hitachi ‘withdraws’ from £20bn Wylfa project

The firm is pulling out of what would have been Wales’ biggest energy project, a council says.

4 days ago


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Header image: Maple leaves and bamboo stems in autumn at Tenryū-ji garden (天龍寺庭園) in Kyoto. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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