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

Japan cancels cherry blossom party amid cronyism accusations

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was accused of inviting too many of his own supporters to the last event.

12 hours ago

Hayabusa-2: Japan spacecraft leaves asteroid to head home

Hayabusa-2 will return with samples of the asteroid after its yearlong journey back to Earth.

15 hours ago

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito: Festival celebrates enthronement

Tens of thousands gather in Tokyo to celebrate the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito.

4 days ago

Japan ‘glasses ban’ for women at work sparks backlash

Reports of firms restricting women from wearing glasses at work have reignited dress code debates.

6 days ago

Sumo wrestling: Fighting to get women in the ring

Meet the woman wrestling her way to sumo inclusion in Japan.

6 days ago

Japan typhoon Hagibis: Ten flooded bullet trains scrapped

The damage to the trains formed an iconic image of Typhoon Hagibis and will cost more than $100m.

7 days ago

Cycling World Cup: Kenny aims to book Olympic spot for men’s team sprint squad

Six-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny is aiming to use this weekend’s World Cup in Glasgow to cement the men’s team sprint place at the Tokyo Olympics.

7 days ago

Naoya Inoue beats Nonito Donaire in World Boxing Super Series final

Japan’s Naoya Inoue wins the World Boxing Super Series bantamweight tournament with a thrilling victory over Nonito Donaire.

7 days ago

Rugby World Cup: Scottish Rugby fined £70,000 for Mark Dodson legal threat and criticism

Scottish Rugby is fined, reprimanded and ordered to apologise for Mark Dodson’s criticism of World Rugby over a possible cancellation of their World Cup game with Japan.

7 days ago

Microsoft four-day work week ‘boosts productivity’

The technology giant closed its offices in Japan on Fridays during the month of August 2019

About a week ago


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Header image: Busy night-time traffic appears as trails of light in this long exposure shot of Akasaka-Mitsuke (赤坂見附) in Tokyo by user DarkFritz at Wikimedia Commons.

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