TOKYO, June 15, 2016 (AFP) - Tokyo's governor submitted his resignation on Wednesday, an official said, after being criticised over lavish personal spending and faced with a no-confidence vote in the local assembly.
Human flesh and hair were found inside the stomach of a bear suspected of attacking at least one of four people in northern Japan who apparently died from such assaults, officials said Tuesday.
TOKYO - Three Japanese talent agents who allegedly forced a woman to appear in more than 100 pornographic videos have been arrested, a police spokesman and local media said Monday.
Residents seeking seasonal bamboo shoots in northern Japan are ignoring warnings to avoid a mountain despite four deaths from apparent bear attacks, officials said.
Japanese protesters on Sunday demonstrated against the heavy U.S. military presence on the island of Okinawa, as tensions run high after a base employee was arrested following the rape and murder of a local woman.
Japan's first "naked restaurant" opens in Tokyo next month with draconian rules of entry -- podgy prospective diners will be weighed and ejected if found to be too fat.
The U.S. Navy lifted some restrictions on off-base activity in Japan on Friday but maintained a prohibition on alcohol consumption as the military tries to repair aggravated relations with a Japanese public outraged by recent alleged crimes.
Conservation activists on Thursday showed undercover video they say suggests that a "huge loophole" in Japanese law enforcement is hindering efforts to rein in illegal ivory trading.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, eats an "umeboshi," or pickled plum, among Miss Plum queens of Kishu Plum Organization at his official residence in Tokyo on Monday, June 6.
Japanese banks that lost some 1.8 billion yen (US$16.5 million) when fake overseas cards were used at convenience store ATMs are scrambling to combat such fraud.