Saga and Nagasaki prefectures have been hit by twice the usual rainfall for the entire month in just two days
Powerhouse performances from Israel's Sagi Muki and France's Clarisse Agbegnenou lead to historic gold wins on Day 4 of 2019 judo World Championships
Spectacular judo dominated Day 3 of the 2019 World Championships in Tokyo, with gold strikes by Japan's Shohei Ono and Canada's Christa Deguchi
Japanese judokas dominated Day 2 of the 2019 World Championships in Tokyo as gold wins from Uta Abe and Joshiro Maruyama helped Japan top medals table
Ukraine's Daria Bilodid retains her world title as Tokyo World Championships kick off, while Georgia's Lukhumi Chkhvimiani wins his first world title
What is claimed to be the world's first theme park dedicated to tapioca balls has opened in Tokyo.
About 18,000 dancers from Japan and abroad are performing in the annual Yosakoi festival in the western city of Kochi. Despite the scorching temperatures, the performers danced with enthusiasm.
Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue said Japan had a responsibility to sign a nuclear treaty ban and maintain a "philosophy of peace" within the nation's constitution
On Wednesday morning, priests conducted a ceremony to temporarily remove the Buddha's soul from the statue
About 180 priests and worshippers then climbed onto the statue to clean and polish it, using brooms and dusters.
Hiroshima: The story of Shin, buried with his bike at the age of 3
A popular feature of Japan's summer festival calendar got underway on Friday in the northern city of Aomori.
Popcorn cooled by liquid nitrogen, an innovative street food, has gained popularity in Osaka, Japan as high temperatures continue to scorch many areas in hot summer.
The medals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games were unveiled on Wednesday during the "One Year to Go" ceremony.
At least 33 people have been killed and 10 are in a critical condition after a suspected arson attack at an animation studio in Kyoto.
Several feared dead in fire at Japan animation studio
Ornately-decorated floats paraded through Japan's ancient capital Kyoto on Wednesday at the climax of the annual Gion Festival.
Researchers hope that the samples collected from the asteroid will help us better understand the formation of the solar system and the evolution of our planet.
At the Fujisanhongu Sengentaisha shrine down the mountain, a Shinto ritual was held to mark the opening of one of the trails. People offered spring water from the foot of Mount Fuji while praying for trekkers' safety.
Authorities urged residents in parts of Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures to move to safety immediately
There are a lot of strange museums out there, but how would you feel about a poop museum?
Owners of the company said that their goal is to put on events that Japan, and indeed the world, has never seen before.
Japan has resumed whale hunting after pulling out of an international moratorium - but which countries will it be joining?
Japan is to resume commercial whaling in July after leaving the International Whaling Commission
US President Donald Trump said the talks are "back on track".
All members of the G20 but the United States have reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris climate agreement.