IN PICS | ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2023: Pressure on for Japan as skaters aim to bring it home
With the competition returning to Japan for the first time since 2019, the pressure is on the country’s skaters to deliver strong results in front of a boisterous crowd at Saitama Super Arena.
Japan scored twice early in the second half to come from behind and defeat another European powerhouse and make it to the knockout stage for the second straight World Cup.
A rare and controversial state funeral for assassinated former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe began Tuesday in tense Japan where the event for one of the country's most divisive leaders has deeply split public opinion.
The opening ceremony of the 2020 Summer Olympics took place in the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo with mellowed pomp and grandeur.
Cherry trees are sensitive to temperature changes and the timing of their blooming can provide valuable data for climate change studies.
The new emperor was presented with the items his father Akihito relinquished - sacred imperial treasures of a sword and a jewel, as well as the seal of state.
Emergency warnings for severe rain remained in effect for three prefectures, with 300mm predicted to fall by Monday morning in parts of the smallest main island of Shikoku.
Four persons were killed and over 380 injured in a 6.1earthquake that jolted parts of western Japan's metropolis of Osaka.Multiple small aftershocks followed by the quake left a trail of destruction throught the Northern Osaka neighbourhood.
Xiang Xiang melted the hearts of hundreds of lucky fans who managed to obtain zoo tickets, many wearing panda-themed clothes.
North Korea has threatened the world nations by conducting three nuclear tests, and recently a fourth one, amid tensions over fresh US sanctions and UN moves to censure Pyongyang for its human rights violations.
With only a skimpy loincloth to protect their modesty, thousands of men brave freezing temperatures to fight for lucky charms thrown by a priest at Japan's annual Naked Man Festival.