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

Jade Jones: ‘Third Olympic gold would be best yet’

Double Olympic taekwondo champion Jade Jones says she is hoping she will be in the best shape of her career as she aims to make history at the postponed Tokyo Games.

2 days ago

Fall Guys bought by Fortnite maker Epic Games

The deal is “a huge win” for Fall Guys, its team says as it prepares to launch on Xbox and Nintendo.

4 days ago

Japanese billionaire seeks eight people to fly to moon

Yusaku Maezawa says he will pay for the entire trip, so those who come onboard will fly for free.

5 days ago

The couples accused of destroying Japan’s families

An archaic Japanese law requires married couples to adopt the same surname, but many are asking why.

5 days ago

Tokyo 2020: Organisers boost number of women on board

The games’ organising committee aims to have women make up 40% of its board members.

5 days ago

Carlos Ghosn: US father and son extradited to Japan

The two allegedly helped the ex-Nissan boss escape Japan while he was on bail for financial crimes.

6 days ago

Amy Hunt column: Training in Dubai, Olympic event decisions and the late-night essay grind

Tokyo 2020 hopeful Amy Hunt on warm-weather training, late-night essay writing and a big call on her Olympic target.

4 days ago

Covid: Japan asks China to stop anal tests on its citizens

Some Japanese citizens have said the tests for Covid-19 caused them “psychological distress”.

6 days ago

Japan gender equality minister opposes change on separate spouse surnames

Japan’s Tamayo Marukawa signs a document opposing a move for separate surnames for married couples.

About a week ago

Pokémon at 25: Rare cards trade for big money

Rare cards based on the popular Japanese video game and cartoons are regularly fetching six figures.

About a week ago


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Header image: Corridor in building at Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社) in Miyajima, Japan. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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