World leaders gather in Japan's Osaka port city for a two-day summit with US-China trade war, Iran tensions and climate change on agenda.
People in Japan had a scare last week when the public broadcaster mistakenly issued a missile launch alert. But Tokyo officials are not taking any chances—they held a drill, in case an attack does happen.
Many Syrian children are finding it difficult to adjust to countries and cultures far away from home, but in Tokyo, one exchange student has found a message of hope in the characters of a Japanese comic book.
Sunday marks 72 years since the US dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
Ninja-themed restaurants and parks are popping up across Japan thanks to a booming tourism industry. But meeting the demand of people wanting to see Ninjas is proving difficult.
It's a national campaign to get workers, at least once a month, to leave their desks earlier. Tokyo is pushing the campaign after the CEO of Japanese advertising giant Dentsu resigned following the suicide of an employee because of overwork.
Around 10,000 Tokyoites are relocating to the countryside and the trend is growing.
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis reaffirmed America's commitment to its mutual defence treaty with Japan. Earlier Mattis said N Korea would suffer an "effective and overwhelming" response if Pyongyang chose to use nuclear weapons.
The therapy involves being tightly wrapped up in sheets of cloth in a weird shape. It is said to evoke a feeling of relaxation in a matter of minutes.
The move reduces US military land on the island by 17 percent making it the largest land return since 1972.
More than 500 children whose parents are seeking asylum in the country are waiting to see whether they will be able to continue their lives as equal members of Japanese society.
Increased Japanese investment in Russia is also likely to be on the table at the meeting.
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