This year, 76 North Korean vessels have washed up, many carrying dead crew. The ghostly armada appears to be disabled fishing boats that drifted on currents.
The memoirs include the emperor’s account of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Japan’s surrender.
Kenneth Franklin Shinzato admitted raping his victim, a 20-year-old Japanese woman, but denied that he intended to kill her.
A no-smoking ordinance being considered by the city raises the question of whether the famously rule-abiding Japanese would obey it.
Eight people were rescued and a search was underway for the other three, the Navy’s Seventh Fleet said. It was the fleet’s fifth accident this year.
Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Nicholas James-McLean had been driving under the influence of alcohol.
President Trump plans to meet with the family of one of at least 17 people abducted by North Korea in the 1970s and ’80s.
Sparse attendance at a speech by Ms. Trump at a women’s empowerment forum contrasted starkly with the breathless local news coverage of her visit.
Motoko Rich, the Tokyo bureau chief for The New York Times, discussed how Japanese robotics were highly advanced even as communicating by fax remained ingrained.
Takahiro Shiraishi confessed to the police that he had looked on Twitter for people considering killing themselves, and had lured them to his apartment, local news outlets reported.
The leader’s decision to call an early vote has paid off, giving his party a deep majority and fueling his hopes to revise Japan’s pacifist Constitution.
Early projections of a victory on Sunday would help the prime minister consolidate power and fuel his hopes to revise Japan’s pacifist Constitution.
Fewer than one in five of the 1,180 candidates running in Sunday’s election for the lower house of parliament are women.
Residents of the area have been protesting the placement of landing pads near civilians.
It was the third case in which a court found the Tokyo Electric Power Company negligent in not preventing the meltdowns set off by an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.
Yuriko Koike and her new party could derail Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s bid for a record-setting tenure in office, though she isn’t yet running herself.
The task of bridging the gap between Kim Jong-un and President Trump has fallen largely to the secretary of state. But neither side seems interested.
“Since I was 10 years old I have been painting every day,” she said in an interview. “I still see polka dots everywhere.”
The prime minister’s announcement comes as his approval ratings have been rising during the North Korea crisis and the economy has been growing.
The limits of missile defense and a pacifist Constitution are weighing on the debate over how Japan should respond to the North’s nuclear program.