Tokyo doll shop unveils decorative rackets

Tokyo doll shop unveils decorative rackets

A Tokyo doll shop unveils this year's decorative battledore rackets.

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Baseball players hand out Christmas presents

Baseball players hand out Christmas presents

New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka and Yomiuri Giants players give out presents to children ahead of Christmas.

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Wild boars loose in Tokyo and Saitama

Wild boars loose in Tokyo and Saitama

Police capture a wild boar in a residential area of Saitama Prefecture north of Tokyo one day after a similar animal is ...

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Japan's Diet approves US trade deal

Japan's Diet approves US trade deal

Japan's Diet approves a new Japan-U.S. trade agreement that lowers tariffs on American beef and Japanese industrial prod...

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All-star Kabuki show at Kyoto's Minamiza Theatre

All-star Kabuki show at Kyoto's Minamiza Theatre

Yearly Kabuki event Kaomise Kogyo, a serious of plays with all-star casts, has begun at Minamiza Theatre in Kyoto.

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Buddhist temple's 6m rope decoration

Buddhist temple's 6m rope decoration

Craftsmen at Naritasan Shinshoji Buddhist temple make a giant rope, part of New Year preparations.

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Santa comes to Japan

Santa comes to Japan

Finland's Santa Claus Foundation sends a Santa to Japan to spread Christmas cheer.

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Typhoon and rain damages top $3.9 bil.

Typhoon and rain damages top $3.9 bil.

Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry says natural disasters have caused more than $3.9 bil. in damage...

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2020 Games main stadium completed

2020 Games main stadium completed

Construction of the main stadium for next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics is completed.

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Matsuya's new lucky bags

Matsuya's new lucky bags

Matsuya Ginza department store plans to offer games and other promotions with its New Year lucky bags to draw online sho...

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