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

Tokyo 2020: Does Japan have Covid under control?

With the Olympics starting in July, what is happening with coronavirus in Japan?

Yesterday

Tokyo 2020: Up to 10,000 Japanese fans will be permitted at Olympic venues

Up to 10,000 Japanese fans — or 50% capacity — will be permitted at venues at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, despite warnings from health bosses.

2 days ago

Laurel Hubbard: First transgender athlete to compete at Olympics

NZ weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is headed for Tokyo but critics say she has an unfair advantage.

2 days ago

Sun Yang to miss Tokyo Olympics after ruling by Cas over ban

Three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang has had an eight-year doping ban reduced to four years and three months by Cas and will miss this year’s Olympics in Tokyo.

10 hours ago

British and Irish Lions: Eight debutants to face Japan

The British and Irish Lions will have eight debutants in their team to face Japan on Saturday.

16 hours ago

Tokyo 2020: Artistic swimmers Kate Shortman & Izzy Thorpe selected for Olympics

British artistic swimming duo Kate Shortman and Izzy Thorpe are selected to represent Great Britain at Tokyo 2020.

16 hours ago

Tokyo 2020: World 800m champion Donavan Brazier fails to qualify at US Olympic trials

World 800m champion Donavan Brazier fails to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics after finishing last at the make-or-break US trials.

20 hours ago

Tokyo Olympics: Ugandan tests positive for Covid in Japan

The Ugandan was part of a nine-member squad who were fully vaccinated, reports say.

2 days ago

Tokyo Olympics: Inside the athletes’ village

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes takes a look at how the athletes’ village hopes to mitigate the risk of Covid.

3 days ago

Tokyo 2020: GB swimmer Dearing hopes to ‘inspire thousands’ after Olympics qualification

Marathon swimmer Alice Dearing believes her Tokyo Olympics qualification can inspire “thousands” of black people to take up the sport.

2 days ago


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Header image: Stone lantern at Kenroku-en (兼六園), a famous Japanese garden in Kanazawa. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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