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

Cal Crutchlow: MotoGP’s only full-time British rider replaced at LCR Honda

Cal Crutchlow — the only full-time British rider in MotoGP — is without a team for the 2021 season after LCR Honda drop him from the team.

14 hours ago

‘Don’t scream and be serious’ Japan theme park tells rollercoaster riders

Fuji Q-Highland has called for riders to keep a “serious face” on throughout a rollercoaster ride.

5 days ago

Robot cheerleaders support Japanese baseball team Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks

Japanese baseball team Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks are supported by robot cheerleaders during their match with Rakuten Eagles.

5 days ago

Coronavirus: Japan’s household spending slumps at record rate

Consumers spent 16.2% less in May compared to a year earlier as lockdown measures kept them at home.

7 days ago

Nintendo condemns alleged abuse in Smash Bros community

The Super Smash Bros maker condemns ‘absolutely impermissible’ behaviour in its competitive scene.

8 days ago

Coronavirus: Fujitsu announces permanent work-from-home plan

The programme will offer “unprecedented flexibility” to 80,000 workers in Japan, says Fujitsu.

8 days ago

Japan flooding: Fourteen dead in flooded care home

At least 16 people have died and a dozen are missing on the island of Kyushu amid devastating rains.

About a week ago

Alicia Blagg: British Olympic diver retires at 23 after ‘heartbreaking’ shoulder injury

British Olympic diver Alicia Blagg abandons her bid for the Tokyo Olympics and retires at 23 after a “heartbreaking” shoulder injury.

8 days ago

Japan floods: Heavy rain in Kumamoto prefecture destroys houses

At least 14 people are feared dead after heavy rain in Kumamoto prefecture caused severe flooding,

About a week ago

Coronavirus: Japan’s mysteriously low virus death rate

Japan had no lockdown, it has an elderly population — so why haven’t more people died from Covid-19?

About a week ago

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Header image: Tidal mud flats at Kaburasaki (蕪崎). From Wikimedia Commons.

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