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

Nissan backs UK plant but protests erupt in Spain

Almost 3,000 jobs will be lost in Spain but the carmaker says its Sunderland factory will stay open.

7 hours ago

Man charged over deadly Kyoto animation studio fire

The arson attack killed 36 people at the Kyoto Animation headquarters in Japan last July.

Yesterday

Terrace House: Reality show cancels season after Hana Kimura death

The Japanese reality show is under scrutiny after Hana Kimura death’s amid cyber-bullying claims.

16 hours ago

George Kruis: England and Saracens lock to move to Japan at end of season

England and Saracens lock George Kruis will join Japanese Top League side Panasonic Wild Knights on a one-year contract at the end of the season.

3 days ago

Hana Kimura: Netflix star and Japanese wrestler dies at 22

The wrestler turned Netflix Reality TV personality had posted about online bullying before she died.

5 days ago

Naomi Osaka: Japanese tennis star becomes world’s highest-paid female athlete

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka overtakes US rival Serena Williams to become the world’s highest-paid female athlete.

6 days ago

Carlos Ghosn: US ex-Green Beret and son arrested over escape from Japan

The former soldier and his son are detained for allegedly helping the ex-Nissan boss flee Japan.

About a week ago

IOC’s Thomas Bach accepts Tokyo Olympics would have to be cancelled if not held in 2021

IOC President Thomas Bach says he understands why the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Games would have to be cancelled if it cannot take place next summer.

8 days ago

Japan’s economy falls into recession as virus takes its toll

The world’s third biggest economy has fallen into recession for the first time in more than four years.

About a week ago

Susannah Townsend: Rio gold medallist postpones retirement to chase Tokyo place

Great Britain’s Susannah Townsend postpones her retirement to chase another crack at Olympic glory.

About a week ago


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Header image: Basin and dipper at Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社) in Miyajima, Japan. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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