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.
Yukio Edano, the deputy president of the moribund main opposition Democratic Party, has started preparing to form a new party for its liberal members, who are likely to be excluded from the Party of Hope led by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike.
Japan’s Prime Minister announced on Monday to dissolve the lower house at the beginning of the extraordinary session this week, while Tokyo’s female governor officially formed a national party to give voters an alternative to the ruling coalition in the upcoming general election.
The special investigation squad of the Osaka District Public Prosecutors Office arrested the former head of an educational institution and his wife on Monday. The couple is suspected of illegally receiving public subsidies to build an elementary school in Osaka.
Japan’s Defense Minister resigned on Friday to take responsibility for a cover-up scandal involving daily activity logs of GSDF units in South Sudan. The Foreign Minister has taken over her duties to serve the two posts until a Cabinet reshuffle scheduled for next week.