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

Japan shares slump as Asia reacts to global sell-off

Shares in Tokyo drop sharply while Asian markets trade cautiously following big falls in the US and UK.

Yesterday

Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympics still ‘business as usual’, says IOC’s Dick Pound

Preparations for the Tokyo Olympics are “business as usual” despite the coronavirus outbreak, says International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound.

17 hours ago

Tokyo 2020: Great Britain turn up the heat in preparation for Olympic Games

Team GB crank up the heat as they prepare for Tokyo 2020 in specially controlled conditions at their Bisham Abbey base.

Yesterday

Coronavirus: Evacuation flight for Britons on Diamond Princess due to land

UK nationals who have been quarantined on the cruise ship for 16 days are flown out of Japan.

4 days ago

Nintendo: Animal Crossing fans upset by cloud restrictions

Nintendo confirms its new Animal Crossing game will not let players save progress to the cloud.

5 days ago

Coronavirus: Repatriation flight for Britons on Diamond Princess delayed

Repatriating about 70 UK nationals from Japan is “logistically complicated”, the embassy in Tokyo says.

5 days ago

Edson Suemitsu is thought to be Brazil’s only katana forger

Edson Suemitsu produces handmade katanas, a type of curved sword used by samurai in ancient Japan.

6 days ago

Coronavirus: Two passengers dead from quarantined Diamond Princess

A man and a woman in their 80s were taken off the Diamond Princess in Japan after contracting Covid-19.

6 days ago

Coronavirus: Passengers leave Diamond Princess amid criticism of Japan

Japan faces censure for a “chaotic” quarantine on a ship as those free of coronavirus begin to leave.

6 days ago

Coronavirus: What could it mean for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

BBC Sport assesses what steps are being taken to guard against coronavirus affecting the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

8 days ago


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