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

Tokyo 2020: How has postponement because of coronavirus pandemic affected your plans?

Super-fan or trip of a lifetime? Tell us how the Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponement has affected your plans.

4 days ago

Tokyo Olympics: Fifa could move age limit for men’s football tournament to 24

Fifa could raise the age limit for the men’s football tournament at next summer’s rearranged Olympics to 24.

5 days ago

Coronavirus: Nissan extends Sunderland plant production pause

The Sunderland factory employs 7,000 people and produces the Qashqai, Juke and electric LEAF models.

6 days ago

Tokyo Olympics: British rower Tom Ransley retires after Games delay

British rower Tom Ransley announces his retirement after the Olympics are delayed for a year because of coronavirus.

6 days ago

Joshua Buatsi expects lengthy coronavirus impact and offers Tokyo 2020 advice

Joshua Buatsi believes the impact of coronavirus on boxing will be lengthy and urges amateurs to stick with their Olympic goals.

7 days ago

Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics: New dates confirmed for 2021

The Tokyo Olympic Games will start on 23 July, 2021 and finish 8 August, with the Paralympics following from 24 August to 5 September.

About a week ago

James Dasaolu: Sprinter sets sights on Tokyo Olympics after injury comeback

How personal training and public generosity are fuelling James Dasaolu’s bid to return as Britain’s sprint king at next year’s Olympics.

About a week ago

Tokyo Olympics will have ‘no direct clashes’ with Lions tour

The British and Irish Lions say there will be no “direct clashes” with the Tokyo Olympic Games next summer.

About a week ago

Tokyo Olympics: Justin Gatlin, 38, says he can win gold

Former Olympic 100m champion Justin Gatlin says he can win gold at the Tokyo Olympics despite him likely being 39 when the postponed Games take place.

2 weeks ago

Coronavirus: IOC ‘irresponsible’ as Turkish boxers test positive after Tokyo qualifier

The IOC is called “irresponsible” by the Turkish boxing federation which says, two fighters and a coach have tested positive for coronavirus.

2 weeks ago


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