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.
The Japan Sports Council disclosed on Monday two competing designs for the new National Stadium, the main venue of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Both of them use wood as a structural element.
The UN climate conference in Paris reached on Saturday a landmark agreement that will require all countries, including developing nations, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.