Independent centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron was elected as France’s youngest president on Sunday. The former investment banker is married to his former teacher, who is 25 years his senior.
The Japanese prime minister expressed support on Friday for the resolve of the United States after its missile strikes on a Syrian air base, from which a chemical attack was allegedly launched.
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.
The Chief Cabinet Secretary stressed on Friday that the decision to end the Ground Self-Defense Force’s peacekeeping mission in South Sudan in May was not made out of security concerns.
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.
Malaysian police are investigating the assassination of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Two women attacked him with poison at an airport on Monday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned North Korea’s missile launch as “absolutely intolerable” and U.S. President Donald Trump stood with Japan at a joint news conference on Saturday.
The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee sent a letter on Thursday to a golf club which will host events in the 2020 Games, urging it to allow women to be full members by amending its regulations.
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday. He pledged to put “America first” in his inaugural speech as hundreds of thousands of supporters cheered.
After a law legalizing casino gambling in Japan officially took effect on December 26th, public opinion polls reflect concerns about the risk of gambling addiction.