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

WeWork accepts multi-billion-dollar Softbank rescue deal

The cash-strapped office rental firm has accepted a bailout deal from Japanese backer Softbank.

18 hours ago

Naruhito: Ancient ritual of Japan’s emperor ascending throne

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito formally proclaims his ascension to the throne in an elaborate ceremony.

2 days ago

Naruhito: Japan’s emperor proclaims enthronement in ancient ceremony

The elaborate ceremony, conducted largely in silence, is thought to date back more than a thousand years.

2 days ago

Battle of Midway: World War Two Japanese carrier wrecks found

Both ships were sunk during the Battle of Midway, fought between Japan and the US in 1942.

2 days ago

Empress Masako and the pressure of Japan’s throne

The new empress was once a promising diplomat and was known as “the career woman princess”.

3 days ago

Rugby Union Weekly On Tour: Rugby World Cup quarter-finals catch-up

On their fifth week in Japan the Rugby Union Weekly team go inside the Wales and England camps, and travel across to Oita and Tokyo to cover the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.

2 days ago

The Japanese student who knocked on the wrong door

An exchange student got lost in Louisiana at Halloween in 1992 — his parents are still processing what happened.

4 days ago

Rugby World Cup: England expect fully fit squad for semi-final against New Zealand

England expect to have a fully fit squad to choose from when they face New Zealand in Saturday’s World Cup semi-final in Yokohama.

3 days ago

Rugby World Cup: Wales into semi-finals & South Africa end Japan’s World Cup run

Watch key moments from Wales’ thrilling win against France and see South Africa end Japan’s dream World Cup run with a 26-3 victory.

3 days ago

South Africa 26-3 Japan: Springboks through to Rugby World Cup semi-finals

South Africa end Japan’s dream World Cup run to reach the semi-finals with a bruising win against the hosts.

3 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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