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

Suspect named in Japan animation studio fire

Shinji Aoba is suspected of deliberately starting the fire, and is in police custody at hospital.

2 days ago

Kyoto Animation fire: Arson attack at Japan anime studio kills 33

Dozens are in hospital, some in a critical condition, after the attack on the Kyoto Animation studio.

3 days ago

Tom Daley’s decade of sporting success and disappointment, love, loss and parenthood

A world champion at 15, the saviour of his sport at London 2012, Tom Daley has also been criticised and come close to quitting — now he wants a ‘fairytale’ finish at Tokyo 2020.

3 days ago

Kyoto Animation: Fans heartbroken by deadly anime studio fire in Japan

Devotees of the KyoAni studio are pouring out love, support and money in response to the tragedy.

3 days ago

Wrong-way M40 caravan crash ‘couldn’t have been predicted’

John Norton was driving a Subaru towing a caravan when it collided head-on with a Ford Mondeo.

5 days ago

New Zealand penguins drop in for sushi

Blue penguins keep visiting a Wellington sushi bar.

6 days ago

Craig Fallon: Former world and European judo champion dies at 36

Former world, European and Commonwealth judo champion Craig Fallon has died at the age of 36.

5 days ago

Yokohama FC sign Shunsuke Nakamura, 41, to join Kazuyoshi Miura, 52

Yokohama FC sign 41-year-old former Celtic midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura... but he is not the oldest player at the Japanese club.

About a week ago

Nintendo Switch Lite: Release date, what is it and how is it different?

Nintendo have revealed a smaller, cheaper model of its Switch console called the Lite, but how is it different?

About a week ago

Hayabusa-2: Japanese spacecraft lands for final asteroid mission

The Hayabusa-2 craft will pick up fresh space rock that could help explain how the Solar System evolved.

About a week ago


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