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

Japan approves plan to release radioactive water into sea

Most experts say the plan is safe but locals, environmentalists and neighbouring countries are not happy.

15 hours ago

Japan: Clock stopped by earthquake restarts 10 years on

The 100-year-old temple clock has started ticking again after an aftershock hit the region.

2 days ago

Molly Renshaw smashes British 200m breaststroke record at Olympic trials

Molly Renshaw looks set for a place at Tokyo 2020 after winning gold and setting a new British record in the 200m breaststroke at the Olympic trials.

13 hours ago

Fukushima: Japan approves releasing wastewater into ocean

Most experts say it’s a normal and safe practice but environmentalists and locals are not happy.

3 days ago

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: How ready are Japan and Team GB?

With 100 days until the Olympic opening ceremony, how prepared are Tokyo and Team GB for the rescheduled Games?

2 days ago

Tokyo 2020: How much do you know about the Olympics?

With 100 days until the start of the rearranged Tokyo Olympics, here’s a chance to test how much you know about the Games’ history.

2 days ago

Asif Sultani on Olympic hopes and journey from Afghanistan

Asil Sultani discusses fleeing Afghanistan as a child and how he hopes to represent Team Refugee in karate at the Tokyo 2020.

2 days ago

Tokyo Olympics: What you can expect from the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer

The Olympics are going to look and feel very different this year, but there is still so much to look forward to from “The Greatest Show on Earth”.

2 days ago

British Judo conducting investigation into coach arrests

British Judo is investigating a number of cases in which coaches have been arrested for sexual offences, the BBC has learned.

4 days ago

Masters 2021: Hideki Matsuyama claims one-shot victory at Augusta National

Hideki Matsuyama holds on to win the Masters by one shot and become the first Japanese man to claim a major title.

4 days ago


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Header image: Ema (絵馬; votive plaque) at Kamigamo Shrine (上賀茂神社) in Kyoto. The characters 必勝 (hisshō; literally “certain victory”) suggest this was put up by a student preparing for entrance exams or job interviews. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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