The incident occurred at a festival in Shiga Prefecture last week.
The animated high school heroine will now appear on posters and condom packages in a bid to thwart the spread of sexually transmitted infections in Japan.
Following days of around-the-clock work by construction workers, all eyes are on the city again following reports that the road will be fit to drive on by today.
Our Japanese correspondent in Fukuoka brings us the latest images from the scene of the road collapse that occurred on the island of Kyushu.
Dramatic photos show the extent of the damage that occurred in the early hours of this morning.
Usually commuters get upset by train delays, but this time they were all smiles.
Incredible photos show an extraordinary number of insects wreaked havoc on drivers, closing a bridge and causing accidents on the weekend.
The crowdfunding project has received huge support to assist new talent, who start out in the industry on notoriously low wages.
Tokyo’s Yamanote Line was suspended for hours in both directions today due to the incident.
The 58 year-old winner’s mother and daughter say they’re entitled to part of his winnings and went as far as to stage a protest at the local city office.
SMAP, one of Japan’s most famous pop boy band groups, have announced they will disband at the end of this year.
The Emperor’s decision to break his silence on the controversial issue has sparked considerable debate and contemplation in Japan.
Baseball tournament officials defend the ban on female students as a necessary measure to help protect their safety.
Mother Nature gave the Tokyo-area a dynamic wakeup call this morning.
Leave your bag at home and fill up the pockets of this denim hoodie with all your tech instead.
According to local media reports, the incident is one of Japan’s worst massacres since WWII.
It’s been a whirlwind day in the Japanese media amidst rumors that Emperor Akihito plans to abdicate in the near future, but an Imperial official is now denying these claims.
US officials closely monitor North Korea’s activities, so it might come as a surprise that we’ve been missing some basic information on its leader, Kim Jong Un.
Bears have been getting bad press for both their real-life and anime actions this month, which has some bristling at the idea of a Kuma Miko-themed promotion in Akita.
Is a flash mob protected free speech? The Japanese courts will decide.