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

MV Wakashio: Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship leaks oil

Mauritius declares a state of emergency after Japanese-owned carrier MV Wakashio starts leaking oil.

2 days ago

UK and Japan look to seal trade deal within month

The two sides say the “major elements” of a post-Brexit agreement are in place after productive talks.

3 days ago

Tokyo Olympics: Rings temporarily shelved

The giant Olympic rings exit the spotlight temporarily for maintenance, after the Tokyo games are postponed.

3 days ago

Animal Crossing boosts Nintendo sales

The Japanese firm sold roughly 10 times as many copies of the game in the quarter as any of its other titles.

4 days ago

Hiroshima bomb: Japan marks 75 years since nuclear attack

The first nuclear weapon used in war killed 140,000 people — Japan surrendered days later, ending WW2.

4 days ago

Hiroshima: The day Michiko nearly missed her train

The horrors of the Hiroshima atomic bomb are laid bare through the story of one woman’s life.

4 days ago

Sony’s Spider-Man exclusive sparks backlash

The superhero will appear exclusively in the PlayStation version of Marvel’s Avengers.

6 days ago

The trees that survived the bombing of Hiroshima

How a message of hope and peace is being spread by trees still growing 75 years later.

6 days ago

Girl, three, dies after being hit by car in Townhill, Fife

Police are investigating after the child was struck by a Nissan Micra in Townhill in Fife on Monday morning.

6 days ago

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Women survivors of the atomic bombs

August marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

7 days ago


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Header image: Statues of the Five Hundred Disciples of the Buddha at Kita-in (喜多院), a Buddhist temple in Kawagoe. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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