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

Super Nintendo World opening delayed by Japan’s virus outbreak

Nintendo’s first theme park, modelled on levels of its Mario games, was due to open on 4 February.


Origami Yodas and animals have ‘got me through lockdown’

Alex Ray says that since the March lockdown his paper passion has “gone a bit crazy”.

2 days ago

Shooting from the bathroom, aiming for the shed? How GB Para-shooter trains at home

Para-shooter Ryan Cockbill, who has been selected for the Tokyo ParalympicsGB squad, explains how he is able to train from home.

2 days ago

Snow storms bring deadly chaos to Japan

Japan is hit by severe snow storms, killing at least eight and bringing some regions to a standstill.

4 days ago

Tokyo 2020: No guarantee Olympics will go ahead, says IOC’s Pound

Dick Pound, the longest serving member of the International Olympic Committee, remains uncertain whether Tokyo 2020 will go ahead.

8 days ago

Sue Campbell: Phil Neville will be Team GB coach at Tokyo Olympics if he stays

England manager Phil Neville will lead Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics if he does not take the managerial vacancy at Major League Soccer side Inter Miami.

About a week ago

Honda’s Swindon factory temporarily suspends production

The car manufacturer blames global supply delays for the latest disruption at its Swindon factory.

About a week ago

Phil Neville: Outgoing England manager’s Team GB job in doubt after Inter Miami link

Phil Neville’s role as Great Britain’s women’s football manager at the Tokyo Olympics would be in doubt were he to take charge at Inter Miami.

About a week ago

Covid: Japan’s top sumo wrestler infected with coronavirus

Hakuho, the Mongolian-born grand champion, has tested positive for the virus.

About a week ago

Women’s football: Who makes your Team GB starting XI?

Select your Team GB women’s football starting XI for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

2 weeks ago

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Header image: Movie poster for the 1954 Japanese film Godzilla (ゴジラ) by Toho Company Ltd. (東宝株式会社). From Wikimedia Commons.

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