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

Sony’s Spider-Man exclusive sparks backlash

The superhero will appear exclusively in the PlayStation version of Marvel’s Avengers.

5 hours ago

The trees that survived the bombing of Hiroshima

How a message of hope and peace is being spread by trees still growing 75 years later.

21 hours ago

Girl, three, dies after being hit by car in Townhill, Fife

Police are investigating after the child was struck by a Nissan Micra in Townhill in Fife on Monday morning.

Yesterday

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Women survivors of the atomic bombs

August marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

2 days ago

GB wheelchair basketballer Sophie Carrigill on her Paralympic ambition in Tokyo

After a car crash 10 years ago left her paralysed, GB wheelchair basketball player Sophie Carrigill looks back on her recovery.

15 hours ago

Coronavirus: Tokyo’s famous Kabuki-za Theatre reopens after five months

Capacity has been halved at the venue, with performers now wearing masks and sitting further apart.

3 days ago

Coronavirus: Nissan shares fall 10% after record loss warning

Japan’s second largest carmaker had already been struggling to cut costs and return to profitability.

7 days ago

Pop star Rina Sawayama ‘not British enough’ to enter UK music awards

British-Japanese artist Rina Sawayama says she’s been ruled ineligible for major UK music awards.

6 days ago

Kansai Yamamoto: Japanese fashion designer dies

Yamamoto was known for mixing traditional Japanese designs with bright colours.

About a week ago

Tom Daley: Everything has a silver lining — diver on Olympics, lockdown and family life

Diver Tom Daley speaks to BBC Breakfast about the Tokyo Olympic Games being postponed and spending time with his family in lockdown.

7 days ago


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Header image: Statues of the Five Hundred Disciples of the Buddha at Kita-in (喜多院), a Buddhist temple in Kawagoe. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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