Princess Aiko takes part in imperial ceremonies to mark her coming of age, four days after turning 20.

Kishida to shorten span for 3rd coronavirus vaccine shot

Prime Minister Kishida Fumio says in his policy speech to parliament that he will shorten the span for vaccinated people...

read more
Japan to increase quarantine rooms for arrivals from overseas

The Japanese government will increase the number of rooms to quarantine people arriving in the country from overseas as ...

read more
Japan suspends entry visas for foreign nationals

The Japanese government is suspending the validity of entry visas issued for foreign nationals until the end of December...

read more
Quakes hit Wakayama, Yamanashi

Strong earthquakes hit Yamanashi and Wakayama prefectures in eastern and western Japan, respectively, registering lower ...

read more
Toy poodle selected as police dog in western Japan

A toy poodle has been selected as a commissioned police dog in Okayama, western Japan.

read more
New Starbucks store in Tokyo aims to reduce waste

A new Starbucks store in Tokyo aims to reduce waste by offering reusable plastic cups at a lower price and showing food ...

read more
Whales greet cabin cruiser off eastern Japan

Whales swim around a cabin cruiser in Sagami Bay off Kanagawa Prefecture in eastern Japan.

read more
Professor uses AI to analyze people's feelings under coronavirus

An associate professor at Keio University uses artificial intelligence to come up with a system to analyze how people's ...

read more
PM Kishida says Japan will boost defense

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida says Japan will boost defense as the security environment surrounding Japan becomes incr...

read more