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

Haruyuki Takahashi: Tokyo 2020 Olympic official accused of taking bribes

Haruyuki Takahashi is arrested on suspicion of taking bribes from a high street clothing retailer.

3 hours ago

Tropical Storm Meari leaves trail of devastation in central Japan

Aerial video shows the extent of damage after some areas saw 50% more rain than expected in a month.

3 days ago

Japan dolphin: Two more swimmers bitten

It is the latest in a string of beach attacks this summer — all believed to involve the same creature.

6 days ago

Issey Miyake: Japanese fashion designer dies aged 84

The revolutionary designer died of liver cancer in Tokyo aged 84, his company said in a statement.

About a week ago

Watch: The Japanese road washed away in a flood

Flash flooding in Japan has forced people to be evacuated from their homes.

2 weeks ago

China fires missiles near Taiwan after Pelosi visit

Taiwan and Japan say Chinese missiles land in their seas with Beijing angered by the visit.

2 weeks ago

AIG Women’s Open: Former champion Hinako Shibuno leads by one after first round

Japan’s Hinako Shibuno makes a flying start at the AIG Women’s Open before claiming a one-shot lead after the first round at Muirfield.

2 weeks ago

Brad Pitt’s Bullet Train goes off the rails, critics say

Reviewers were less than impressed by Brad Pitt’s new action-comedy flick, set on a train in Japan.

2 weeks ago

Commonwealth Games: Ashley McKenzie wins 60kg judo gold

Watch as Ashley McKenzie wins gold in the men’s 60kg judo final, beating England team-mate Sam Hall at the Commonwealth Games.

2 weeks ago

Japan monkeys: Member of gang terrorising locals caught and killed

Officials say they have caught and killed one of a gang of monkeys responsible for injuring 50 people.

3 weeks ago


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Header image: The sacred bridge (神橋) across the Daiya river at Futarasan Shrine (二荒山神社) in Nikkō. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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