A slow-moving typhoon accompanied by heavy rains and strong winds hit southern Japanese islands on the weekend, where about 9000 people were ordered to evacuate and at least two people were killed. Over 100 flights for Sunday were cancelled in the region.
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.
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.