A Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter crashed into a two-story home in southwestern Japan during a test flight on Monday afternoon, killing one of the two crewmembers and setting the house ablaze.
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.
A volcano in eastern Japan suddenly erupted on Tuesday morning. Falling rocks killed a Self-Defense Force member and injured at least 11 others at a nearby ski resort.
Japan marked on Wednesday the 23rd anniversary of the Great Hanshin Earthquake, which claimed the lives of more than 6,000 people in the western port city of Kobe and the surrounding areas.
A Japanese canoeist, who was competing for a spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, admitted to having spiked the drink of a key rival to make him fail a doping test at a national championship last September.
A kimono rental company suddenly stopped operations on Monday just before Coming-of-Age Day ceremonies. Hundreds of women were left without their formal attire for the once-in-a-lifetime day.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court ruling that acquitted a former Aum Supreme Truth cult member over her role in a 1995 parcel bomb attack at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building.
A former chief priest at a shrine in Tokyo fatally stabbed his older sister, the chief priestess, before committing a suicide on Thursday night. He had warned in a letter to its officials that he would haunt them as a vengeful ghost if they don’t dismiss her.
Kyoto District Court on Tuesday sentenced a 70-year-old woman to death for the murders of her husband and two other elderly men. She has been dubbed as the Black Widow for tricking the victims into drinking cyanide and pocketing
Tokyo police arrested a 27-year-old man on Tuesday after finding dismembered bodies of nine people in his apartment near Tokyo. They searched the place in connection with the disappearance of a young woman who tweeted that she wants to commit a suicide as a group.