Following the abdication of his father, Akihito, Japan's new Emperor Naruhito ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne.
At least two people have died, with the death toll expected to rise.
It is the strongest typhoon to make landfall in Japan since 1993.
Hisateru Soejima, 53, was trying to take photos when he slipped into the sea.
The players reportedly went out wearing team tracksuits and ended up in a hotel with four sex workers.
Moscow has ignored Japan's qualms about warplanes on an island Tokyo claims, promising to keep it informed about "everything that happens on the territory of Russia."
The central city of Kumagaya broke the country’s heat record, while Tokyo reached 104 degrees for the first time ever.
The vessel is literally a gold mine.
Almost all tariffs between the European Union and Japan will be abolished.
A deadly heat wave poses another health risk for survivors still trapped inside their homes.
Three times the usual rainfall for July fell in a matter of days over parts of the country as 11 regions have declared fatalities, local media reports.
The cult leader masterminded the 1995 chemical attack on Tokyo's subway that killed 13 people.
Despite losing to a last-minute goal, Japan's fans in the stadium once again picked up litter, while the team left the dressing room with a gracious gesture.
Officials in Japan have asked if Tokyo’s missile defense project is still on after apparent North Korea thaw.
The Tokyo waterworks bureau noted a 24 percent increase in water use during the Japan-Colombia match.