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

Tokyo 2020: Does Japan have Covid under control?

With the Olympics starting in July, what is happening with coronavirus in Japan?

9 hours ago

Tokyo 2020: Up to 10,000 Japanese fans will be permitted at Olympic venues

Up to 10,000 Japanese fans — or 50% capacity — will be permitted at venues at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, despite warnings from health bosses.

22 hours ago

Laurel Hubbard: First transgender athlete to compete at Olympics

NZ weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is headed for Tokyo but critics say she has an unfair advantage.

Yesterday

Tokyo 2020: World 800m champion Donavan Brazier fails to qualify at US Olympic trials

World 800m champion Donavan Brazier fails to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics after finishing last at the make-or-break US trials.

2 hours ago

Tokyo Olympics: Ugandan tests positive for Covid in Japan

The Ugandan was part of a nine-member squad who were fully vaccinated, reports say.

2 days ago

Tokyo Olympics: Inside the athletes’ village

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes takes a look at how the athletes’ village hopes to mitigate the risk of Covid.

2 days ago

Tokyo 2020: GB swimmer Dearing hopes to ‘inspire thousands’ after Olympics qualification

Marathon swimmer Alice Dearing believes her Tokyo Olympics qualification can inspire “thousands” of black people to take up the sport.

22 hours ago

Tokyo 2020: Allyson Felix qualifies for fifth Olympics at US trials

Allyson Felix qualifies for her fifth Olympic Games — and her first as a mother.

Yesterday

Tokyo 2020: Allyson Felix qualifies for fifth Olympics at US trials

Allyson Felix qualifies for her fifth Olympic Games — and her first as a mother.

Yesterday

Laurel Hubbard: Transgender weightlifter selected for Tokyo Olympics

Laurel Hubbard will become the first transgender athlete to compete at an Olympics after being selected for the New Zealand women’s team at Tokyo 2020.

Yesterday


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Header image: Stone lantern at Kenroku-en (兼六園), a famous Japanese garden in Kanazawa. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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