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

Yahoo Japan and Line set to merge

The deal would combine Japan’s largest messaging service with its largest search engine.

9 hours ago

Golden Joystick awards: Resident Evil 2 awarded ‘ultimate game’ title

Fortnite and streamer Ewok also win, while Yu Suzuki is given the lifetime achievement award.

3 days ago

GB chiefs happy with team progress after World Para-Athletics Championships

Great Britain’s Para-athletics head coach Paula Dunn says the team is in a “really good position” going into next year’s Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

2 days ago

England’s Pitchford wins points with outrageous behind-the-back trick shots

England number one Liam Pitchford beats 11th seed Jun Mizutani of Japan to reach the last 16 of the ITTF World Tour Austrian Open, with the help of two outrageous trick shots.

3 days ago

Japan cancels cherry blossom party amid cronyism accusations

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was accused of inviting too many of his own supporters to the last event.

5 days ago

Hayabusa-2: Japan spacecraft leaves asteroid to head home

Hayabusa-2 will return with samples of the asteroid after its yearlong journey back to Earth.

5 days ago

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito: Festival celebrates enthronement

Tens of thousands gather in Tokyo to celebrate the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito.

About a week ago

Japan ‘glasses ban’ for women at work sparks backlash

Reports of firms restricting women from wearing glasses at work have reignited dress code debates.

About a week ago

Sumo wrestling: Fighting to get women in the ring

Meet the woman wrestling her way to sumo inclusion in Japan.

About a week ago

Japan typhoon Hagibis: Ten flooded bullet trains scrapped

The damage to the trains formed an iconic image of Typhoon Hagibis and will cost more than $100m.

2 weeks ago


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Header image: Busy night-time traffic appears as trails of light in this long exposure shot of Akasaka-Mitsuke (赤坂見附) in Tokyo by user DarkFritz at Wikimedia Commons.

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