The ad urged people to demand the government end its criticized COVID-1 measures, saying: "We have been deceived. What was the past year for?"
A source told the Associated Press that the White House plans to nominate former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as U.S. ambassador to Japan later this month.
Polls show that between 60% and 80% of Japanese people want the Tokyo Olympics to be canceled or delayed.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will likely not visit Japan this month due to the country's high-alert COVID-19 outbreak, which prompted officials to extend its state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas to May 31.
When the "Golden Week" holiday ended, many people defied requests to work remotely and returned to their offices on packed trains.
While the Japanese didn't seem to mind Trump's brashness, there's little doubt that a return to a more ordinary U.S.-Japan relationship is also welcome.
Bon-chan, a large 25-year-old African spurred tortoise, is regularly taken for walks by his owner Mitani Hisao on city streets in Tokyo, Japan.
City officials in Noto used COVID relief funds to construct a giant squid statue. The plan is to attract tourists, but not all locals are happy with the project.
Defense officials in Taipei skirted around the topic when asked about satellite images showing warships from Taiwan and Japan tracking a Chinese military vessel.
Hisaye Yamamoto's writing explored topics related to the intersection of gender, race, and ethnicity.
The creature has been identified as a type of hadrosaur, but it is unlike any others in that category.
Frequent testing and capacity limits are just some of the rules the International Olympic Committee outlined in the newest version of the athlete Playbook ahead of the Summer Games in Tokyo.
China ridiculed Japan for its decision to release radioactive water into the Pacific.
A woman with a history of stalking has now been accused of following the officer who initially arrested her.
As plans forge ahead for the Tokyo Olympics, the Okinawa island Miyakojima has banned the torch relay from running through it.
On Friday, the nation confirmed a daily record with 2,070 new COVID-19 cases. A day earlier, it reported its highest-ever death count.
Souther Japan's Takashi Miyagawa caught the attention of police after several of his girlfriends reportedly formed a victim's alliance.
The latest ruling follows one made in January which ordered Japan to compensate 12 women who were forced to work in wartime brothels each with 100 million won ($91,300).
Chinese government official Wang Wenbin warned against the Japanese government casting blame on China for cyberattacks made on around 200 companies.
Japanese Prime Minister Suga was the first foreign leader to visit the Biden White House. Their shared concern: the challenge of containing an increasingly restive Beijing.
Following his historic White House summit, Japan's prime minister sat down for an exclusive Newsweek interview, weighing in on China, COVID, economic recovery, the Olympics and his budding friendship with Joe Biden.
The Japanese leader dismissed speculation his government was considering delaying or canceling the games, with fewer than 100 days remaining before their scheduled start.
President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga discussed their concerns about "the impact of China's actions on peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and the world" during their first in-person meeting at the White House on Friday.
The islands, which Japan calls the Senkakus, are a territory at the center of a hostile dispute between the two nations.
Athletes slated to compete in Japan's 2021 Olympics may perform to empty stands, officials in Japan's ruling party announced Thursday.
The water, left over from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011, is currently stored in huge tanks. But space is running out.
"Medical systems are on the verge of collapse," Osaka Governor Hirofumi Yoshimura said during a press conference on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and President Joe Biden will reportedly list stability in the Taiwan Strait among the key areas of mutual concern when they meet in Washington next month.
Analysts in Beijing and Taipei said the Chinese military's pincer movement around Taiwan on Monday was the PLA's way of showing it could isolate the island in the event of a conflict.
"We can say it's most likely because of the impact of the global warming," Shunji Anbe, an official at the observations division at the Japan Meteorological Agency told the Associated Press.