In a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Florida on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump pledged to raise the abduction issue during a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expected by early June.
The United States, Britain and France struck chemical weapons facilities in Syria on Friday following its alleged poison gas attack on civilians. President Donald Trump hailed the intervention by tweeting “Mission Accomplished.”
Thirteen holiday hikers were rescued on Thursday after getting trapped by a heavy snowfall and spent a night outdoors on a mountain trail in western Tokyo. None of them had life-threatening injuries.
Police found a severed head at a lodging facility in Osaka on Saturday. A 26-year-old American tourist, who has been held on suspicion of confining a missing Japanese woman, is being questioned in connection with the case.
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.