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

Hayabusa-2: Japan’s rovers send pictures from asteroid

Pictures have emerged from the surface of an asteroid after Japan landed two robotic rovers on it.

Yesterday

Naomi Osaka beaten by Karolina Pliskova in Pan Pacific Open final in Tokyo

Tearful US Open champion Naomi Osaka blames tiredness after a defeat in straight sets by Karolina Pliskova in the Pan Pacific Open final.

15 hours ago

World Judo Championships: Nekoda Smythe-Davis — I could retire happy today

Nekoda Smythe-Davis tells BBC Sport she could retire happy after winning silver at the World Judo Championships.

Yesterday

GB’s Smythe-Davis secures World silver — video & report

Nekoda Smythe-Davis wins Great Britain’s first World Judo Championships silver since 2009 after losing the women’s -57kg final.

Yesterday

Hayabusa-2: Japan’s rovers ready for touchdown on asteroid

Japan’s space agency sets dates for its plan to explore the surface of an asteroid with robots.

3 days ago

Rugby World Cup: Cover up your tattoos in Japan, players told

World Rugby has warned that body ink is associated with gangsters in Japan, host of the 2019 World Cup.

3 days ago

Sir Bradley Wiggins rules out rowing at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Five-time Olympic champion cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins abandons plans to compete at the 2020 Olympics as a rower.

2 days ago

Sony unveils mini PlayStation Classic console

Tekken 3 and Ridge Racer are among the titles on Sony’s new miniature PlayStation.

4 days ago

Konta beaten in straight sets in Japan by Croatia’s Vekic

British number one Johanna Konta loses in straight sets to Croatia’s Donna Vekic in the Pan Pacific Open last-16.

4 days ago

Yusaku Maezawa: The Japanese billionaire who wants to fly to the Moon

Yusaku Maezawa wants to take a group of artists along with him on a voyage into space. So who is he?

5 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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