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

Tokyo Olympics ‘unlikely to go ahead in 2021’

Former London 2012 Olympics boss says Tokyo event likely to be disrupted by Covid-19 pandemic.

9 hours ago

Japan: One dead as snowstorm causes 130-car pile-up

One person is killed and at least 10 are injured after cars collide on the Tohoku Expressway.

13 hours ago

Tokyo Olympics ‘will take place this summer’, even without vaccinations, organisers say

Tokyo Olympics organisers tell BBC Scotland they are not willing to see the event held behind closed doors — and that the Games “will take place this summer”.

8 hours ago

Allyson Felix and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on motherhood, sexism and postponed Olympic Games

Olympic champions Allyson Felix and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce discuss balancing motherhood and training, gender disparities in athletics and the postponement of the Tokyo Games.

2 days ago

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.

5 days ago

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”.

6 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.

6 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.

About a week 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.

2 weeks 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.

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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