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

Gymnastics World Championships: Angelina Melnikova wins women’s all-around title

Angelina Melnikova of Russia beats USA’s Leanne Wong and Kayla di Cello to win the women’s all-around title at the Gymnastic World Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan.

2 days ago

North Korea confirms ‘successful’ submarine-launched missile test

This comes a day after South Korea reported an apparent weapons test in waters off Japan’s coast.

4 days ago

North Korea fires suspected submarine-launched missile into waters off Japan

It is thought to have been a submarine-launched ballistic missile which are harder to detect.

4 days ago

Track Cycling World Championships: GB win bronze in women’s team sprint

Great Britain beat Japan to win a bronze medal in the women’s team sprint at the Track Cycling World Championships in Roubaix, France.

3 days ago

Elaine Thompson-Herah on taming the demons en route to Tokyo gold

Elaine Thompson-Herah on how prayer, music and a list on her phone helped tame the demons to help her claim a historic sprint double in Tokyo.

3 days ago

Raven Saunders: Olympic shot putter on the pandemic, mental health, and taking a stand in Tokyo

Olympic shot putter Raven Saunders talks to BBC Sport about making a stand at Tokyo 2020, TikTok, LGBTQ+ visibility and putting her mental health first.

2 weeks ago

Elinor Barker: Olympic cyclist reveals she won Tokyo silver while expecting first child

Welsh cyclist Elinor Barker reveals she is expecting her first child and was pregnant when she won silver at the Tokyo Olympics.

3 weeks ago

Fumio Kishida: Japan’s new prime minister takes office

Mr Kishida succeeded Yoshihide Suga, who decided to step down after just one year in office.

3 weeks ago

London Marathon: Charlotte Purdue happy with personal best after Tokyo Olympics omission

Charlotte Purdue says she “definitely feels” she can put her Tokyo Olympics omission “behind me” after setting a personal best in the London Marathon.

3 weeks ago

Naomi Osaka: Former world number one drops out of top 10 in rankings

Naomi Osaka drops out of the women’s top 10 for the first time since winning the 2018 US Open title.

3 weeks ago


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Header image: Maple leaves and bamboo stems in autumn at Tenryū-ji garden (天龍寺庭園) in Kyoto. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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