Bullet train service in western Japan is back to normal after a 5-hour power outage.

Delta flight makes emergency landing after report of smoke

A Delta flight makes an emergency landing in Tokyo after smoke is detected in the cabin.

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LDP member resigns after abusing secretary

A member of Japan's parliament has left the ruling party after assaulting and insulting a secretary.

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Giant eel captured

A giant eel is the talk of the town in Mie, central Japan.

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Summer officially arrives in Okinawa

The Japan Meteorological Agency announces that the rainy season is over in Okinawa, southwest Japan.

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Territorial waters grow around volcano island

Japan issues a map showing expanded territorial waters around Nishi-no-Shima, an active volcanic island in the Pacific.

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Crown Prince Naruhito returns from Denmark

Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito returns from Denmark. His trip coincided with the proclamation of a new law allowing Emper...

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Man arrested over Tokyo Skytree bomb threat

Police arrest a man in connection with a threat to bomb the Tokyo Skytree tower.

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Bullet train cars on the road

Decommissioned bullet train cars are hauled to a museum in central Japan.

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Rainy season descends on northern Honshu

Rainy season begins in Japan's Hokuriku and Tohoku regions as storms pelt Wakayama with record rainfall.

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