The planned engagement of Princess Mako has triggered a debate on the male-only succession to the imperial throne. After her marriage, the number of imperial family members is expected to drop to 18
Japan is facing a potato chip shortage after violent typhoons hit the northern island of Hokkaido last year, leading to panic buying from consumers and inflated prices on auction websites.
A man who fled a station office was found dead beside a building in Tokyo on Friday. He had been detained for groping a female passenger while sitting next to her on a train.
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.
A 62-year-old woman was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of investment fraud after being extradited from Thailand. An acquaintance says she is known for her flashy outfit and is skilled at manipulating men.
United Airlines has changed its policy on bumping customers following the outrage over an incident on Sunday. Footage of a screaming passenger being dragged off an overbooked flight went viral on social media.
The US and South Korean militaries said on Sunday that North Korea launched a ballistic missile from the country’s east coast, but it blew up almost immediately.
Figure skating icon Mao Asada, who has been plagued by left-knee pain, announced her retirement on Monday, saying she has lost the will to compete after a disappointing season.
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.
Police searched a high school in eastern Japan on Friday over the deaths of eight people in an avalanche during mountaineering training for possible charges of professional negligence.