Japanese travel agency JTB says a record number of people are planning to travel within Japan this summer.
The agency says more than 76-million people are expected to travel domestically for at least 2 days between July 15th and August 31st. That's up just over 2-percent from a year ago, and will be a record high for the period.
The company says Mount Fuji, recently chosen as a World Heritage site, is proving especially popular.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday the Japanese government will consider stopping financial contributions to UNESCO or reducing the amount, given the U.N. body's decision to add Chinese documents on the Nanjing Massacre to the "Memory of the World" program. (Kyodo)
Mount Fuji has been capped with the snow for the first time this season. Weather officials say the iconic mountain was capped with snow 5 days earlier than last year but 11 days later than usual. (NHK)
Police in Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Tuesday they have arrested a 23-year-old man over the death of a 57-year-old man who was found bleeding from a head injury on a street early Sunday morning. (Japan Today)