Japan's famous cherry blossoms have reached their flowery peak in many places earlier this year than at any time since formal records started being kept nearly 70 years ago, with experts saying climate change is the likely cause.
Takahiro Shibata's glasses are fogging up because of his face mask - a problem familiar to many spectacles wearers during the coronavirus pandemic.
A London show pays the fashion style its due respect by hosting an exhibition that shows the evolution of the garment from medieval times in Japan.
South Korea said on Wednesday it will double the radiation testing of some Japanese food exports due to potential contamination from the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.
Shimura, who attracted fans of all generations with his slapstick comedy and funny faces, had been treated at a Tokyo hospital and died on Sunday, according to his agency, Izawa Office.
Abe and Trump held talks by phone for about 45 minutes from around 10am (0100 GMT), Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. "Two leaders exchanged views on each country's COVID-19 situation, steps to prevent further spread of the virus, development of medicine."
A car horn beeps and the horror begins a bloody murder and rampaging zombies. But this drive-in haunted house in Japan protects against the most terrifying enemy of all -- coronavirus.
Kane Tanaka has extended her record as the world's oldest person by celebrating her 117th birthday at a nursing home in Fukuoka in southern Japan.
In winter, when everyone is either sick or getting sick very fast, I like to make tori nabe, which is essentially the hot pot version of chicken soup.