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

Toyota to build new Suzuki car at Burnaston factory

The deal will not lead to extra jobs but will make the Derbyshire factory more efficient, the firm says.


Tokyo 2020: Robots to feature at Olympic and Paralympic Games

The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games are set to revolutionise the way spectators experience sporting events — by introducing robots


2019 World Figure Skating Championships: China’s Sui Wenjing and Han Cong take gold

China’s Olympic silver medallists Sui Wenjing and Han Cong win pairs free skate gold with a “stunning” routine at the World Championships in Japan.

11 hours ago

Translation errors force Osaka metro websites offline

Its English website, which has been taken offline, told people to take the ‘Sakai muscle line’.

2 days ago

Tokyo 2020 Games: Japan Olympics chief Tsunekazu Takeda quits

Japan’s 2020 Olympics chief Tsunekazu Takeda quits over corruption allegations relating to Tokyo’s winning bid to host the Games.

3 days ago

Tokyo 2020: Helen Jenkins’ Olympic hopes ‘off the table’ because of pregnancy

Helen Jenkins says her latest pregnancy has taken her chances of competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics “off the table”.

2 days ago

Women’s World Cup: Record nine countries tell Fifa they want to host in 2023

A record nine countries including Brazil, Japan and South Africa tell Fifa they want to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

3 days ago

Warren Gatland backs Wales to win 2019 World Cup in Japan

Warren Gatland says Grand Slam-winners Wales can win the 2019 World Cup after winning a record 14 successive Tests.

3 days ago

Japan Sega game sales halted after cocaine arrest

Japanese sales of Sega’s Judgment are put on hold following the arrest of an actor involved in the game.

About a week ago

Nissan cuts two models from Sunderland plant

Japanese car maker pulls the Infiniti brand out of Western Europe due to poor sales.

About a week ago

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Header image: The three wise monkeys (三匹の猿) at Tōshō-gū shrine in Nikkō (日光東照宮), said to be the origin of the saying “Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil”. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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