US President Donald Trump made a surprise announcement on Saturday that he agreed to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by May. Pyongyang had promised to give up its nuclear capability under certain conditions.
The Finance Ministry has decided to report on Monday that documents related to a discounted sale of state-owned land to an Osaka-based school operator were secretly altered. The National Tax Agency head resigned on Friday to take responsibility for the scandal.”
The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry disclosed on Monday that additional irregularities were found among its work-hour data on the discretionary labor system. The government has rejected opposition calls for a redo of the survey.
A woman in her 60s sued the government on Tuesday seeking 11 million yen in damages over her forced sterilization. She claimed that her human rights were violated under the now-defunct eugenic protection law.
Peru’s President announced on Sunday that he had granted a medical pardon to Alberto Fujimori, the nation’s former leader in the 1990s. He was serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses.
The government announced on Friday that the Emperor is set to abdicate on April 30, 2019, after a meeting of the Imperial House Council. His eldest son, the Crown Prince, will ascend the throne a day later.
A female legislator at a local assembly was forced to leave the chamber on Wednesday after she brought her infant son with her. She said she wanted to show the difficulty for women to juggle careers and child-raising.
US President Donald Trump arrived in Tokyo on Sunday for the first leg of his 12-day Asian trip. After delivering a speech at Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo, he enjoyed playing golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
A handwritten note by Albert Einstein during his stay in Tokyo in 1922 sold for 1.56 million dollars at an auction in Jerusalem on Tuesday. He scribbled down his theory on happy living on a sheet of letter paper as a tip to a porter.
In Sunday’s Lower House election, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito won a two-thirds majority, which would allow them to push for a revision of the pacifist Constitution.