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

Kisenosato, Japan’s last sumo remaining champion, retires

Kisenosato Yutaka’s career has been marred by injuries since he became a grand champion in 2017.

19 hours ago

Why a 1,200-year-old calligraphy piece angered China

News the prized Tang dynasty work is being sent from Taiwan to Japan triggered outrage across China.

23 hours ago

Toyota urges support for PM’s Brexit deal

The carmaker’s Europe boss says the deal on the table is the best way to protect the UK car industry.

3 days ago

Hitachi to decide on fate of UK nuclear plant

Government nuclear policy is under scrutiny amid reports the Japanese firm may scrap a £20bn reactor.

3 days ago

Wife of ex-Nissan boss urges action on ‘harsh’ detention

The lengthy detention of executive Carlos Ghosn has drawn some criticism of Japan’s justice system.

3 days ago

A church under surveillance by a man in a Toyota

Ukraine has a new church, but some parishes remain loyal to the Moscow patriarch — and this sometimes causes tensions.

3 days ago

Hitachi’s Wylfa nuclear plant axe reports ‘worrying’

Japanese firm Hitachi confirms pausing plans for a new nuclear plant in Wales is a potential option.

6 days ago

51-year-old Japanese striker gets new deal — Kazuyoshi Miura signs up

Over the hill? No chance — 51-year-old Kazuyoshi Miura signs new contract with Yokohama FC.

6 days ago

Tokyo 2020 Games: Japan Olympics chief ‘investigated in French corruption probe’

Tsunekazu Takeda is investigated over alleged corruption, sources say, but denies improper actions.

6 days ago

Carlos Ghosn: Ex-Nissan chair faces two new charges

Carlos Ghosn has previously denied all wrongdoing over charges of financial misconduct.

6 days 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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