With the 2020 Olympics looming and international pressure mounting, five openly LGBT politicians have team up.
This temple is said to have been opened between 645 and 650 to pray for peace and security. But visit on a weekend and you might wonder where on earth you are.
The Japan Meteorological Agency on Tuesday warned of flooding, mudslides and more heavy rain.
The man faces deportation despite having lived with his same-sex Japanese partner for over 20 years.
Chinese military planes flying over the Miyako Strait is a routine exercise and no cause for alarm or speculation, the Chinese Defense Ministry said on Friday.
The executions -- the first death sentences carried out since November -- triggered a swift rebuke from rights activists.
Twenty-one people are confirmed dead and another 20 remain missing, authorities say.
Record rainfall lashed southwestern Japan through Thursday, leaving seven people dead and over twenty unaccounted for.
Recent legislation makes it legal for Japan to intercept such ICBMs, but strict conditions and technological barriers are in the way.
A man died and another caught in a landslide was in cardiac arrest as heavy rain keeps battering the northern part of Japan's Kyushu region.