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

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam: GB Judo secure record seven medals

GB Judo secure seven medals at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam — a record for the team at that level — thanks to a gold and a bronze on the final day.

10 hours ago

Ghosn affair: The forgotten man in the Nissan scandal

Wife of a former Nissan boss on trial in Japan says he is a forgotten victim of the Carlos Ghosn affair.

3 days ago

Australia to ease border ban on some foreign citizens

Among those prioritised are international students, skilled migrants, South Koreans and Japanese.

7 days ago

Japan goes from vaccine hesitancy to success

An unexpectedly rapid turnaround in attitudes has allowed vaccination rates to skyrocket in Japan

About a week ago

Autumn Nations Series: Scotland 29-20 Japan — Stuart Hogg breaks try record in narrow win

Stuart Hogg becomes Scotland’s leading try scorer as they earn a third Autumn Nations Series win in four by edging past Japan at Murrayfield.

About a week ago

Naomi Osaka voices concern over Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai

Peng Shuai has not been heard from since she made sexual assault allegations against a Chinese official.

2 weeks ago

Supply chain crisis: Japan’s export growth slows as car production slides

Shipments of cars fell sharply as the global computer chip shortage has impacted the motor industry.

2 weeks ago

Autumn Nations Series: Josh Bayliss starts for Scotland against Japan

Number eight Josh Bayliss makes his first start as Scotland make seven changes for their final Autumn Nations Series match against Japan on Saturday.

About a week ago

Grandad who earned karate black belt at the age of 74

Grandad Mike Mitchell overcame embarrassment and competed at events full of children to earn his belt.

2 weeks ago

Japan’s former princess Mako arrives in New York after giving up title

Mako was forced to give up her titles when she married her “commoner” husband last month.

2 weeks ago


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Header image: Dusk falls over the harbour at Takamatsu (高松市), as seen from the top floor of the 30-storey Symbol Tower. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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