Nambu-san of the comedy group Dengeki Network passed away due to a stroke at 23:55 on January 20. He was 72 years old.

In anticipation of Setsubun, the day before the beginning of spring in the old calendar in Japan, children in Kobe took on the challenge of making a 9-meter long 'Jumbo Ehomaki' sushi roll.

Kyoto's mayoral election campaign will officially launched on January 21, with the race to be contested solely by newcomers for the first time in 16 years due to the incumbent's retirement.

Over a 150 worshippers dressed in loincloths and white robes immerse themselves in freezing water at Kashima Shrine in Ibaraki on Saturday to mark the annual cold water purification ritual known as Daikan Misogi.

The Oigawa Railway, running through Shizuoka Prefecture, is a local train line famous for its steam locomotives (SL). However, services were suspended in the wake of devastating Typhoon No. 15 in September 2022. More than a year later, the section in Kawanehon remains out of operation, and the once-familiar sight of steam locomotives has disappeared from the town.

Japan's lunar exploration spacecraft "SLIM" has achieved a historic feat by successfully landing on the Moon early Saturday morning.

The traditional 'Jazuna' festival, where locals are 'bitten' by a giant serpent made of straw to pray for a year of good health and freedom from illness, was celebrated Friday in Miyazu, Kyoto Prefecture.

"AnimeJapan 2024" will take place on March 23 and 24 at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, with this year's Public Day featuring a total of 44 stage programs across the RED STAGE, GREEN STAGE, and BLUE STAGE, showcasing talks and performances by anime artists.

A chilling breakthrough has been made in the case where the bodies of a married couple were found stabbed to death under the floor of their house, with security footage showing a Filipino woman, who is currently under arrest, discarding blood-stained clothing in the trash.

Eighteen days after the Noto Peninsula earthquake, the upheaval of the coastline, exposing vast swathes of the seabed due to seismic activity, is causing havoc.

A temporary counseling center has been established near the area commonly referred to as 'Toyoko' in Kabukicho, Tokyo, but the key challenge is whether the youth will seek out this facility for advice.

The Osaka District Public Prosecutor's Office has decided not to indict a 38-year-old man who was arrested last year for brandishing a wooden sword and attempting to seize a handgun from police officers during a stop-and-frisk in Osaka.

The Noto Peninsula earthquake has resulted in approximately 26,000 cancellations at lodging facilities throughout Ishikawa Prefecture, according to a survey by the Prefectural Travel Industry Association.

Police investigating a couple in their fifties found dead three days ago under the floor of their house in Adachi, Tokyo, have arrested a 30-year-old woman of Filipino nationality, an acquaintance of the couple, on suspicion of abandoning the bodies.

Prosecutors have dropped charges against YouTuber 'Tokorozawa Tyson' who was arrested earlier this month for threatening a male acquaintance.

Rapper and singer-songwriter Novel Core held a magnificent solo concert Wednesday night at the prestigious Nippon Budokan, giving an emotional performance that brought everyone to tears, including himself.

An 87-year-old woman's beloved dog, Muumu, was saved from the rubble of her collapsed home almost 3 days after the massive earthquake hit her town on New Year's Day.

FamilyMart, one of Japan's major convenience store chains, will begin charging 6 yen for plastic spoons and forks from January 29.

A well-known miso ramen restaurant in Hokkaido went up in flames on Friday morning, completely destroying the entire building, with the owner rushed to hospital suffering severe burns.

Japan's national consumer price index witnessed a significant rise of 3.1% over the course of 2023, marking a historic high not seen since the aftermath of the second oil shock in 1982, 41 years ago.

Sekisui House announced on Thursday its plans to acquire the American homebuilding company, M.D.C. Holdings, for 720 billion yen, positioning it as the fifth-largest homebuilder in the United States.

Two YouTubers known as 'R Detectives (R探偵)', who specialize in recording videos where they apprehend individuals they suspect of illicit activities like voyeurism, were arrested on Tuesday for attempting to extort cash from an alleged voyeur.

The arrest of two managers of a men's underground idol agency brings to light the issue of "Oshikatsu" -- fans becoming devoted to their favorite idols.

In a case where executives of Japan's largest scout group, centered in Shinjuku's Kabukicho district, were arrested and indicted for seriously injuring a male member, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested five additional members on suspicion of confinement and indecent assault resulting in injury.

Tomoko Tamura, a member of the House of Councillors, is set to take the helm as the first female leader of the Communist Party, raising questions whether the appointment could serve as a turning point for the party, which has seen a slump in popularity.

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