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

Raven Saunders: Olympic shot putter on the pandemic, mental health, and taking a stand in Tokyo

Olympic shot putter Raven Saunders talks to BBC Sport about making a stand at Tokyo 2020, TikTok, LGBTQ+ visibility and putting her mental health first.

2 weeks ago

Elinor Barker: Olympic cyclist reveals she won Tokyo silver while expecting first child

Welsh cyclist Elinor Barker reveals she is expecting her first child and was pregnant when she won silver at the Tokyo Olympics.

2 weeks ago

Fumio Kishida: Japan’s new prime minister takes office

Mr Kishida succeeded Yoshihide Suga, who decided to step down after just one year in office.

2 weeks ago

London Marathon: Charlotte Purdue happy with personal best after Tokyo Olympics omission

Charlotte Purdue says she “definitely feels” she can put her Tokyo Olympics omission “behind me” after setting a personal best in the London Marathon.

2 weeks ago

Naomi Osaka: Former world number one drops out of top 10 in rankings

Naomi Osaka drops out of the women’s top 10 for the first time since winning the 2018 US Open title.

2 weeks ago

Princess Mako: Japanese royal to finally marry commoner boyfriend

The 29-year-old was set to wed Kei Komuro in 2018 until reports his family was in financial difficulty.

2 weeks ago

Fumio Kishida wins race to become Japan’s next prime minister

Mr Kishida will succeed Yoshihide Suga, who decided to step down after just one year in office.

3 weeks ago

Tokyo Olympics: Belarus coaches who tried to send Krystsina Tsimanouskaya home to be investigated

An investigation has been opened into two Belarus coaches who allegedly tried to force an athlete to fly home from the Tokyo Olympics.

2 weeks ago

Women’s FA Cup: Iwabuchi stunner brings Arsenal level against Tottenham

Arsenal’s Japanese star Mana Iwabuchi produces something special to equalise in the FA Cup quarter-final against Tottenham.

2 weeks ago

North Korea fires projectile, says South’s military

South Korea’s military says the object landed in waters off Japan early Tuesday morning.

3 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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