A 73-year-old man claiming he was just going for a walk in the forest has been arrested on suspicion of lighting several fires.

A record-breaking snowfall of 68 centimeters was recorded in 24 hours in Otaru City, Hokkaido, until early Morning morning, causing long traffic jams and forcing residents to start shoveling snow.

Renowned musician of rock band X JAPAN has been chosen to compose the official global theme song for the popular Sanrio character Hello Kitty, in celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2024.

In a New Year's tradition that started over a century ago to help firefighters of this flood-prone area overcome their fear of water, local members of a Yamanashi City brigade were doused with cold water to symbolize purification and renewal of their commitment to bravery and service.

A 39-year-old man was arrested Saturday afternoon for attempted murder after allegedly pushing a woman in her 60s onto the tracks at Shinagawa Station in Tokyo, causing her to be hit by a train.

One of Japan's most beloved lions, 'San', who reached the ripe old age of 22, equivalent to about 100 human years, has passed away at the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Nagoya.

JR Kyushu has decided to discontinue displaying the name tags of train drivers and conductors, which were previously posted inside the trains on conventional lines.

In the wake of a severe earthquake that struck the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture, rescue and recovery efforts are continuing for the firth day, with 242 individuals still unaccounted for, while 92 people have been confirmed dead as of Friday morning.

Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has made critical announcements regarding the upcoming University Entrance Examination, affirming its commitment to accommodate students affected by the recent Noto Peninsula earthquake.

Footage of the collision and subsequent fire involving a Japan Airlines plane and a Japan Coast Guard aircraft at Haneda Airport has revealed the intense circumstances inside the JAL plane.

Communication records with air traffic controllers in relation to the Haneda Airport collision have been released, revealing that the Coast Guard's aircraft did not have permission to enter the runway.

More than two days since the devastating 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Noto Peninsula in western Japan, a survivor has been rescued from a collapsed building.

The Tokyo Stock Exchange, welcoming its first trading session of the new year, saw a tumultuous start as the Nikkei Average stock price temporarily plummeted over 700 yen during Thursday's morning session.

A woman in her 20s has been arrested for attempted murder following a knife attack on a train in Tokyo, leaving four men injured.

At least 55 deaths have been reported as of Wednesday morning following the magnitude 7.6 earthquake that struck at around 4:10 PM Monday in Shika Town, Ishikawa Prefecture, with the Mayor of Suzu City revealing that in the heavily affected areas, about 90% of the buildings are either completely or nearly destroyed.

A fire which broken out in one of Kitakyushu's oldest shopping districts on Wednesday has ravaged the historic Uomachi Gintengai shopping arcade.

Five members of the Japan Coast Guard have been confirmed dead following a collision with a Japan Airlines passenger aircraft at Haneda Airport in Tokyo.

In the wake of the catastrophic earthquake that struck central Japan's Ishikawa Prefecture on Monday, more than 110,500 households across three prefectures face continued water outages, with the death toll rising to at least 65.

A day after the Japan Airlines passenger plane collided with a Japan Coast Guard aircraft during landing at Haneda Airport, erupting into flames, another concern has emerged: the possibility of animals being aboard the aircraft.

A woman was found collapsed with significant facial injuries on a street in Kitakyushu City early Monday morning, leading to her death.

The sending of New Year cards in Japan over the last 45 years has dwindling to less than half, a historic low since the beginning of an annual survey.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Tokyo Disneyland is taking a walk down memory lane with precious footage of visitors through the ages.

A breakthrough has been made in the grisly discovery of a body found in a suitcase in Tama River, near Haneda Airport, with police identifying the victim as 46-year-old Yuiji Hara, whose occupation remains unknown.

In a traditional display of spiritual cleansing and prayer for the coming year, the annual 'Misogi Ritual' was held on Saturday in Takayama City, where twenty-three brave souls immersed themselves in the frigid waters of the Arajo River.

A 58-year-old man, previously arrested for abducting a high school girl, has been re-arrested for neglecting her at his home, leading to her death from an overdose of over-the-counter medicine.

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