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

Tetsu Nakamura: Japanese doctor killed in Afghanistan returns home

Gunmen shot Tetsu Nakamura, 73, while he was travelling in a car in Afghanistan this week.

8 hours ago

Tetsu Nakamura: Japanese doctor among six dead in Afghan gun attack

The 73-year-old doctor had dedicated his life to helping those most vulnerable in Afghanistan.

5 days ago

Complaint calls: Japanese man arrested ‘for making 24,000’

The 71-year-old pensioner from Tokyo allegedly called his phone operator for two-and-a-half years.

5 days ago

Royal Opera House and Met drop Vittorio Grigolo over ‘aggressive behaviour’

Vittorio Grigolo admits there was “a brawl between colleagues” after a performance on tour in Japan.

3 days ago

Peter Seisenbacher: Austrian judo champion jailed for child sex abuse

Austrian Olympian Peter Seisenbacher is jailed for five years for sexually assaulting girls.

6 days ago

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Mark Cavendish faces ‘extremely challenging’ path to compete at Games

Britain’s Mark Cavendish is warned he faces an “extremely challenging” path to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

5 days ago

Michael Gunning: Gay swimmer overcomes prejudice to chase Olympic dream

Swimmer Michael Gunning is targeting the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after overcoming prejudice to succeed in the pool.

6 days ago

North Korea threatens Japan with ‘real ballistic missile’

North Korea calls Japan’s leader an “imbecile” and “political dwarf” in a row over its latest test.

About a week ago

Britain’s Elliott Browne wins silver at Trampoline, Tumbling and DMT World Championships

Great Britain’s Elliott Browne retains his silver medal in tumbling at the 2019 Trampoline World Championships in Tokyo.

8 days ago

Japanese store ‘rethinks’ badges for staff on periods

The badges — which featured a cartoon character known as Miss Period — led to complaints.

About a week ago


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Header image: Dusk falls over the harbour at Takamatsu (高松市), as seen from the top floor of the 30-storey Symbol Tower. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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