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

Coronavirus: ‘How we’re surviving a second virus lockdown’

From star-gazing to Nintendo workouts — people facing lockdown again share what’s keeping them sane.


Olympic Secrets: Knitting is Tom Daley’s Tokyo 2020 ‘secret weapon’

As part of BBC Sport’s Olympic Secrets series, British diver Tom Daley opens up on his life story and his future plans.

10 hours ago

Tokyo 2020: IOC ‘fully committed’ to rescheduled Olympics taking place in 2021

The International Olympic Committee is “fully committed” to the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and has “multiple scenarios” for them to take place safely.

22 hours ago

Cal Crutchlow: MotoGP’s only full-time British rider replaced at LCR Honda

Cal Crutchlow — the only full-time British rider in MotoGP — is without a team for the 2021 season after LCR Honda drop him from the team.

3 days ago

‘Don’t scream and be serious’ Japan theme park tells rollercoaster riders

Fuji Q-Highland has called for riders to keep a “serious face” on throughout a rollercoaster ride.

7 days ago

Robot cheerleaders support Japanese baseball team Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks

Japanese baseball team Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks are supported by robot cheerleaders during their match with Rakuten Eagles.

7 days ago

Coronavirus: Japan’s household spending slumps at record rate

Consumers spent 16.2% less in May compared to a year earlier as lockdown measures kept them at home.

About a week ago

Nintendo condemns alleged abuse in Smash Bros community

The Super Smash Bros maker condemns ‘absolutely impermissible’ behaviour in its competitive scene.

About a week ago

Coronavirus: Fujitsu announces permanent work-from-home plan

The programme will offer “unprecedented flexibility” to 80,000 workers in Japan, says Fujitsu.

About a week ago

Japan flooding: Fourteen dead in flooded care home

At least 16 people have died and a dozen are missing on the island of Kyushu amid devastating rains.

2 weeks ago

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Header image: Tidal mud flats at Kaburasaki (蕪崎). From Wikimedia Commons.

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