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

Nintendo Switch goes on sale in China with just one first-party game

Super Smash Bros is the only first-party Nintendo title approved for sale in the country.

2 hours ago

SoftBank selling its stake in dog-walking app — reports

The move would mark another disappointment in a bad year for the Japanese investment giant.


Russia banned from global sports for four years

Russia is handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events — including the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics — by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

2 days ago

Tokyo 2020: 3.1m Paralympic ticket requests made with only 2.3m available

More than three million ticket requests have been submitted for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics — with only 2.3m available.


Tetsu Nakamura: Japanese doctor killed in Afghanistan returns home

Gunmen shot Tetsu Nakamura, 73, while he was travelling in a car in Afghanistan this week.

3 days ago

Tetsu Nakamura: Japanese doctor among six dead in Afghan gun attack

The 73-year-old doctor had dedicated his life to helping those most vulnerable in Afghanistan.

7 days ago

Complaint calls: Japanese man arrested ‘for making 24,000’

The 71-year-old pensioner from Tokyo allegedly called his phone operator for two-and-a-half years.

8 days ago

Royal Opera House and Met drop Vittorio Grigolo over ‘aggressive behaviour’

Vittorio Grigolo admits there was “a brawl between colleagues” after a performance on tour in Japan.

6 days ago

Peter Seisenbacher: Austrian judo champion jailed for child sex abuse

Austrian Olympian Peter Seisenbacher is jailed for five years for sexually assaulting girls.

About a week ago

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Mark Cavendish faces ‘extremely challenging’ path to compete at Games

Britain’s Mark Cavendish is warned he faces an “extremely challenging” path to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

8 days ago

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Header image: Dusk falls over the harbour at Takamatsu (高松市), as seen from the top floor of the 30-storey Symbol Tower. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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