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

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.

10 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.

2 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?

17 hours 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.

21 hours 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.

22 hours 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”.

Yesterday

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.

3 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.

3 days ago

The Masters 2021: Hideki Matsuyama becomes first male Japanese player to win a major

Hideki Matsuyama rolls in for a bogey at the last to win the Masters by one shot from American debutant Will Zalatoris and become the first male Japanese golfer to win a major.

3 days ago

Bombette Martin: 14-year-old Tokyo 2020 hopeful wins GB Skateboard Championships

Watch the winning run from 14-year old Bombette Martin at the British National Skateboard Championships, which boosted her chances of qualification for Tokyo 2020.

3 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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