The Rising Sun flag is a reminder of the Japanese empire's sweeping colonization and occupation of territories across the Asia-Pacific to many of the region's inhabitants.
They had been sister cities since 1957.
The hack followed several heists of the country's virtual currency markets, and was another blow to Japan's efforts to become a global leader in the exchanges.
Despite their recent differences, China and North Korea are united in their opposition to U.S.-backed Japan's recent military actions.
Russian president surprises Japan's prime minister with peace offer, despite meeting him in private the day before.
At least two people have died, with the death toll expected to rise.
The official Korean Central News Agency published a commentary Tuesday criticizing Japan's reported decision to boost regional cyber capabilities in its western district.
Russia will mobilize up to 300,000 troops, more than 1,000 aircraft, around 80 warships and some 36,000 vehicles.
The 600-foot-tall statue will celebrate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a national hero revered for his role in the country's independence struggle.
It is the strongest typhoon to make landfall in Japan since 1993.
Super Typhoon Jebi, a Category 5 storm, is forecast to hit Japan next week. The storm is the most intense tropical cyclone of 2018 thus far.
Hisateru Soejima, 53, was trying to take photos when he slipped into the sea.
Little is known about the world's second largest shark.
The players reportedly went out wearing team tracksuits and ended up in a hotel with four sex workers.
Rhode Island is the only state in the U.S. that still has a legal holiday for V-J Day.
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."