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

Japan postman ‘could not be bothered’ to deliver 24,000 items

The unnamed 61-year-old man reportedly told police it was “too much bother to deliver them”.

9 hours ago

Australian Open: Teenager Coco Gauff stuns defending champion Naomi Osaka

American teenager Coco Gauff stuns defending champion Naomi Osaka 6-3 6-4 to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.

11 hours ago

Tokyo 2020: Great Britain predicted to finish sixth in medal table

Great Britain will drop four places to sixth in the 2020 Olympic Games medal table, according to a new projection.

12 hours ago

Paternity leave: Why Japan is talking about Shinjiro Koizumi

Shinjiro Koizumi is the first Japanese minister and MP to take paternity leave.

4 days ago

Australian Open: Coco Gauff sets up meeting with defending champion Naomi Osaka

Teenager Coco Gauff recovers from a set down to set up a meeting with defending champion Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open.

3 days ago

Team GB women’s football: What do we know six months out?

Great Britain will send a women’s football team to the Tokyo Olympics — but have no warm-up fixtures in place with six months to go. So how is Phil Neville preparing Team GB?

3 days ago

Dad builds Nintendo video game controller for disabled girl

A video of Rory Steel’s nine-year-old daughter Ava using the device has had more than 800,000 views.

4 days ago

Doris Miller: US Navy aircraft carrier to honour black sailor

Doris Miller won a Navy Cross for his actions during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

5 days ago

Comme Des Garçons: Row over white fashion models’ cornrow wigs

The Japanese fashion brand is accused of cultural appropriation at Paris Fashion Week.

5 days ago

Tom Curry column: Being trolled by Faf de Klerk & failing Man City trials

Tom Curry talks to BBC Sport about being trolled by Faf de Klerk, visiting cat cafes in Japan — and a disastrous trial at Manchester City.

4 days ago

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Header image: Movie poster for the 1954 Japanese film Godzilla (ゴジラ) by Toho Company Ltd. (東宝株式会社). From Wikimedia Commons.

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