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A driver of a Lamborghini that was engulfed in flames on Thursday while driving in Kokura Minami Ward, Kitakyushu City, has escaped injury.

Live video footage has captured the moment a mysterious 600 gram piece of metal fell from the sky and bounced off the roof a car that was waiting at traffic lights in Anjo City, Aichi Prefecture.

In a move to ease Japan's acute shortage of taxi drivers, the National Police Agency will make available the 'Class 2' driver's license test, required for driving passenger transport vehicles, in multiple foreign languages.

A Shinkansen driver, employed by JR Central, has been disciplined for using a company-issued smartphone for personal purposes while operating the high-speed train.

A landslide along a national highway in Nara Prefecture on Saturday night has swept up multiple vehicles in Shimokitayama, leading to a major rescue operation.

Residents of Joetsu in southern Niigata prefecture are facing a severe cold wave, with snowfall reaching over four times the usual levels for this time of year.

In a landmark move to address declining birthrates, the Japanese government has announced free college tuition for families with 3 or more children as part of the 'Children's Future Strategy', a comprehensive plan ratified by Cabinet on Friday.

A tragic incident unfolded on Friday night at a family restaurant in Yokosuka, where a 52-year-old man was apprehended for a brutal attack that led to the death of a woman, stabbed in the chest with a Japanese sword.

In a shocking incident captured on a dashcam, a truck was seen abruptly crossing the center line and veering into oncoming traffic on a Hiroshima highway. Seconds later, it collided head-on with a truck coming from the opposite lane.

Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has finalized a comprehensive guideline to promote better sleep health, advocating over 6 hours of shut-eye for adults, and 9 to 12 hours for elementary school kids.

As record snowfall continues in Rumoi City, Hokkaido, local residents are facing significant hardships, with one resilient elderly man, confined to his home for three days with depleted food supplies, braving the blizzard with a walking stick for essential provisions.

JR West Japan has unveiled an initiative to revolutionize train ticketing by introducing QR code-based tickets, signaling a significant shift away from the traditional use of paper tickets.

More than 140 people have been arrested in Tokyo's Kabukicho district this year for prostitution, about three times more than last year.

In an abandoned hotel in Kasagi Town, Kyoto Prefecture, a man and woman known as 'ghost-themed YouTubers' were arrested for allegedly extorting money from young people who came for a courage test.

To tackle the issue of excessive billing by host clubs in Shinjuku's Kabukicho district, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department conducted a large-scale raid last Friday evening of 202 clubs and cafes.

This year's "Kanmisogi," a 400-year-old tradition where brave souls plunge into icy waters, was held over the weekend in Fukuoka.

Ahead of the winter break, when the number of 'Toyoko kids' is expected to grow around Tokyo's Kabukicho entertainment district, police have been conducting a mass operation to prevent these street urchins being coerced into crimes such as prostitution.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested for stabbing a primary school principal and stealing his cash in an Osaka park last Friday night.

Thousands of customers have been left in limbo after 'Ginza Color,' a women's hair removal salon, declared bankruptcy, halting operations at 47 stores in Tokyo.

The 'Yassai Hossai' fire festival, dating back to prehistoric times, reached its zenith on Thursday with a stunning fire-walking ritual, exciting hordes of onlookers.

People who were separated from their Japanese fathers during the Pacific War and subsequently lived without citizenship in the Philippines have arrived in Japan to gather information about their families, as they seek to restore their Japanese nationality.

A 22-year-old autistic man has been sent to prison for 23 years for stabbing and killing a female employee of an adult entertainment shop in Tokyo two years ago, when he was only 19.

A Chinese man has been arrested on suspicion of repeatedly engaging in 'white taxi' activities in Tokyo, where he illegally transported Chinese tourists in his car and received payment without a license.

As the New Year's holiday approaches, many people find themselves glued to their mobile phones, leading to a phenomenon known as the 'smartphone face.'

An elderly man who was hit by a car while crossing a road in the early hours of Sunday morning, and whose body was subsequently abandoned in the mountains some 40 kilometers away, froze to death, according to an autopsy.

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