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

Shinjiro Koizumi: A rising star in Japanese politics

Shinjiro Koizumi, 38, keeps grabbing the headlines. Does he have his eyes on the country’s top job?

Yesterday

Zoe Smith: Weightlifting ‘wonderkid’ fighting back from depression & targeting Tokyo

British weightlifter Zoe Smith on depression, the battle with drugs cheats and “grafting” to make her Olympic comeback dream a reality.

4 hours ago

Rugby World Cup 2019: Ben Youngs wants new England chapter after past failures

Ben Youngs wants England to write a new chapter at the World Cup in Japan after the disappointments of the 2011 and 2015 campaigns.

6 hours ago

Rugby World Cup 2019: England will peak in Japan, says Jonny May

England winger Jonny May says his side “will peak” and are ready to “do something very special” at the World Cup, which begins on Friday.

18 hours ago

Mark Cavendish still keen on Tokyo 2020 bid as he prepares for Six Day London

Mark Cavendish says he is still interested in racing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as he prepares to return to the track at Six Day London in October.

22 hours ago

Rugby World Cup 2019: Wales training attracts 15,000 in Japan

A crowd of 15,000 packs Kitakyushu Stadium to watch Wales’ first World Cup training session in Japan.

Yesterday

Rugby World Cup 2019: England can win Japan tournament — John Mitchell

England defence coach John Mitchell says the class of 2019 can emulate the heroes of 2003 and win the Rugby World Cup.

2 days ago

Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers test snow machine to beat the heat

Japan tests spraying fake snow in ‘Snokyo’ to tackle the summer heat ahead of the games next summer.

4 days ago

Yusaku Maezawa to sell Zozo stake to Yahoo Japan in $3.7bn deal

The firm’s founder and potential space tourist Yusaku Maezawa will also step down as chief executive.

5 days ago

Bianca Walkden beaten by arch rival Zheng Shuyin in Grand Prix final in Japan

Bianca Walkden wins silver after a golden-point loss to arch rival Zheng Shuyin in the World Taekwondo Grand Prix final in Japan.

4 days 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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