Japan's system of refusing bail while suspects await trial, often for months, has drawn international criticism as "hostage justice."
Japan announced a series of measures Tuesday to prevent car accidents caused by elderly drivers, including emergency brakes and vehicle-free zones around schools, following a string of crashes involving children.
The abdication of Japan's outgoing Emperor Akihito and the enthronement of his son Naruhito will be solemn, ritual-bound affairs complete with sumptuous clothing and sacred paraphernalia.
Nagoro a village of Tokyo has become known as the valley of dolls after local resident Tsukimi Ayano began placing scarecrows on the street to inject some life into her depopulated village.
After several setbacks -- including a bacterial virus that decimated his crop -- Mikimoto finally hit the jackpot: one day in July 1893 a semi-spherical pearl appeared, clinging to the oyster.
For Japan's Zozo Inc, a brash online fashion retailer, 2018 marked a turning point, but not in the way that anyone had hoped.
Yoshiro Mori announced his surprise resignation as honorary chairman of the Japan Rugby Football Union, officials said on Thursday, just months before the country hosts the World Cup.
Newly crowned Masters champion Tiger Woods announced on Thursday he will return to Japan for the first time in more than a decade to play in a new US PGA Tour event in October.
The first tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics went on sale on Thursday, with Japanese residents able to enter a lottery to watch the sport of their choice.