Critics say the first-ever summit between sitting US and North Korean leaders in Singapore on Tuesday lacks details on the North’s nuclear development as their joint statement did not include the words “complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization.”
Police have launched a murder probe after a real estate mogul was found
dead at his home in western Japan on May 24 with a large amount of stimulants in his body. The 77-year-old man had dubbed himself “Don Juan” and married a 22-year-old woman earlier this year.
Japan introduced its first plea bargaining system on Friday that allows prosecutors to promise leniency to suspects or defendants in exchange for information on corporate crimes. Unlike in the U.S., they cannot plead guilty to their own charges for a shorter sentence.
The Johnny & Associates talent agency terminated its contract on Sunday with a former member of all-male pop group TOKIO over a high-profile incident. The 46-year-old bassist and singer was accused of molesting a high school girl at home in February.
Telecommunications giant NTT group said on Monday that it will block access to three pirated manga websites in line with a government request. Some experts expressed concerns that the move could lead to widening censorship by authorities.
An information processing company in Tokyo assigned to process the personal data of about five million pensioners had outsourced the work to a subcontractor in China in violation of the contract with the Japan Pension Service.
Japanese makeup artist Kazuhiro Tsuji won the Academy Award for best makeup and hairstyling on Sunday night. He transformed Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill, Britain’s wartime prime minister, for the film “Darkest Hour.”
Fierce gusts wreaked havoc at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang earlier this week. Athletes were dealing with extreme conditions that tested even the best winter sports veterans on the planet.
A public elementary school in Tokyo’s upscale Ginza district has decided to adopt new uniforms designed by the Italian brand Armani. The plan is sparking protests from parents as a full set would cost them over 80,000 yen.
Kyoto University officials announced on Thursday that a mistake was found in its entrance exam held last year. They decided to admit 17 additional applicants who were erroneously rejected due to the error in a physics question.