Pooch scoop: Japan rescuers save drowning dog from river
Japan coast guard officers rescue a drowning dog in a river near the central city of Nagoya. They rushed to the site on a boat after receiving an emergency call from the dog's owner and safely rescued the Sheltie from the cold water.
Japan: Defense ministry seeks budget hike amid China fears
Japan's military is looking into developing a new fighter jet and boosting its online and space-related defense systems amid fears of North Korea and China.
Paralympian, nurse, musician: Manami Ito, Japan's show-stealing violinist
With a violin bow fixed to her prosthetic arm, Manami Ito's short but breathtaking performance at the Tokyo Paralympics opening ceremony was the product of many years of determination.
Japan's Suga won't run in leadership race, opening door for new PM
With his popularity in freefall, Yoshihide Suga has said he will not enter a race for party leadership key to determining Japan's next prime minister. Markets have responded positively to the prospect of a new leader.
Japan and disability: will the Tokyo Paralympics bring change?
As the Paralympic Games begin, Japan's efforts to improve accessibility and inclusion are in the spotlight, with many arguing there is still plenty of work to do. Some 4,400 athletes with impairments will compete in Tokyo at the world's biggest parasports tournament.
Japan: Rescue efforts after heavy rain triggers floods, landslides
Rescuers search for the missing in Unzen city, Nagasaki prefecture, after torrential rain triggered floods and landslides in western Japan.
Japan says Belarusian athlete is 'safe' in Tokyo
A Belarusian athlete who refused to board a flight after she said she was taken to the airport by her team against her wishes was "safe and secure" in Tokyo, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday.
Japan's anti-Olympics activists fight on despite shifting sentiment
With Japan riding high in the medals table, public disapproval towards the event may be softening -- but a small, loud band of anti-Olympics activists do not plan to stop speaking out -- even if their demonstrations tend to draw just a few dozen people.
Japan: Emma McKeon becomes the most decorated Australian athlete with 7 swimming medals
Australian swimmers spoke to the media on Monday after completing the race in the Tokyo Olympic games, with the team's star Emma McKeon bringing the nation seven medals in a single year. McKeon became the nation's most decorated Olympian and the first woman to win seven medals in swimming as she won two more gold medals in the Tokyo race on Sunday.