The special investigation squad of the Osaka District Public Prosecutors Office arrested the former head of an educational institution and his wife on Monday. The couple is suspected of illegally receiving public subsidies to build an elementary school in Osaka.
A tourism promotion video for Miyagi prefecture in northern Japan featuring a well-known model is receiving mixed reviews. Seven assembly women asked the governor on Friday to remove it because of some sexually suggestive scenes.
Some 950 people attended a party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a popular dress-up doll named Licca-chan near Tokyo on Monday. Invitation cards were included in a limited edition of the doll released 25 years ago.
President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that the United States would withdraw from the Paris accord on climate change, which he views as an obstacle to his goal of creating jobs and promoting economic growth in his country.
Japan is facing a potato chip shortage after violent typhoons hit the northern island of Hokkaido last year, leading to panic buying from consumers and inflated prices on auction websites.
Tokyo-based travel agency Tellmeclub, which specializes in discount overseas tours, filed for bankruptcy with the Tokyo District Court on Monday, affecting up to 90,000 people who have already paid for their trips.
A certified private nursery in western Japan was found to be secretly accepting children beyond its approved capacity and serving smaller lunches for toddlers to cut costs.
The Japanese government reached a three-way agreement on Friday with business and labor leaders to limit monthly overtime work to less than 100 hours during busy periods.
Japan’s largest parcel delivery firm is in a difficult situation amid a triple problem – the growth of online shopping, increasing redeliveries, and an acute labor shortage.
Japan’s prime minister on Monday attempted to distance himself from an Osaka-based nationalistic school that is involved in a shady land deal, where his wife resigned as honorary principal.