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

Guinness World Records: Japanese sisters certified world’s oldest twins

Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama from Japan are presented with their awards by Guinness World Records.

2 days ago

Sailing: Anna Burnet and John Gimson win Nacra 17 European Championship

Tokyo 2020 silver medallists John Gimson and Anna Burnet win the Nacra 17 European Championship title following their Olympic success.

2 days ago

‘Looking back, it was an amazing thing I did’

Meet the founder on a 10-year mission to disrupt Japan’s rigid work culture.

6 days ago

Deathloop reviews: ‘Ingenious’ shooter is a contender for game of the year

The action thriller, which takes place in a time loop, delights critics as it debuts on Playstation 5.

7 days ago

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles into East Sea, South says

It comes days after North Korea tested a long-range cruise missile capable of hitting much of Japan.

8 days ago

Who is Dominic Raab? Karate black-belt who is no stranger to controversy

The Conservative MP loses his job at the foreign office but becomes deputy PM and justice secretary.

8 days ago

CJ Ujah: British Olympic 4x100m relay silver medallist’s ‘B’ sample positive

British Olympic silver medallist CJ Ujah’s ‘B’ sample tests positive, following his initial positive test at the Tokyo Olympics.

About a week ago

Playstation Showcase 2021: What we learned

Sony attempts to turn fan frustration into excitement about new games.

2 weeks ago

Hitachi train cracks due to fatigue and corrosion, report says

A government report reveals why Hitachi trains, which had to be withdrawn, developed cracks.

2 weeks ago

Usain Bolt talks about his new music career

Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt talks to BBC Sport’s Ade Adedoyin about his ambitions for a career in music, Tokyo 2020, the women’s 100m world record, and Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United.

2 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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