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

Tokyo Olympics: World’s oldest person pulls out of torch relay

Kane Tanaka, 118, says she’s worried about spreading Covid-19 to others in her nursing home.

2 hours ago

Tokyo 2020: The mental strain of the delayed Olympics

Two Olympic hopefuls tell the BBC about the mental health impact of the delay to the Tokyo games.

14 hours ago

Team GB & ParalympicsGB unveil kit for delayed Tokyo Games

Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes will wear a kit that “represents unity in diversity” at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

4 hours ago

Sony’s PlayStation to integrate Discord chat for gamers

As part of the deal, Sony will hold a minority stake in the popular gaming chat platform.

2 days ago

Covid: Japan town builds giant squid statue with relief money

Noto, which is known for its flying squid, hopes the giant statue will draw back tourists.

2 days ago

Myanmar charges Japanese journalist over alleged fake news

Yuki Kitazumi is thought to be the first foreign journalist charged for his coverage since the coup.

2 days ago

Tokyo Olympic Games: Canoe pioneer Mallory Franklin prepares to make history

When Mallory Franklin competes in canoeing at the Tokyo Olympic Games, the weight of decades of women wishing they could do the same will rest on her shoulders.

2 days ago

Toyoda Gosei: Hundreds of jobs at risk at car parts plants

Toyoda Gosei, which produces parts for Toyota, Nissan, Renault and Honda, wants to leave the UK.

8 days ago

Andrew Pozzi takes on triple challenge of Brexit, Covid-19 & Tokyo 2020

Hurdler Andrew Pozzi has faced even more obstacles than usual in the past 12 months. But he remains fixed on an Olympic dream.

7 days ago

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Competitors to be tested daily for Covid-19

Face masks, apps and daily Covid-19 tests — this will be the reality for athletes at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

8 days ago

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Header image: Banzuiin Chobei (幡随院長兵衛; 1622–1657) — the Japanese Robin Hood, who became a popular figure in Japanese literature. This image is from a ukiyoe portrait by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳; 1798–1861). From Wikimedia Commons.

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