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

British Swimming gets £1.5m funding boost as UK Sport invests £11.2m

British Swimming receives a £1.5m funding increase from UK Sport after enjoying a record haul of eight medals at the Tokyo Olympics.


Man rescued after 22 hours adrift off Japan coast

Watch the moment rescuers reach the 69-year-old, whose boat capsized in stormy waters.

5 days ago

France issues arrest warrant over Japan ‘parental kidnap’

Vincent Fichot says his Japanese wife disappeared from the family home with his two children in 2018.

5 days ago

Nissan boss warns no end in sight to global chip shortage

The Omicron variant could exacerbate the shortage of chips used in cars, Makoto Uchida tells the BBC.

6 days ago

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.

7 days 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.

About a week ago

Australia to ease border ban on some foreign citizens

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

2 weeks ago

Japan goes from vaccine hesitancy to success

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

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

3 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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