Recently, Princess Mako, the eldest daughter of the current Crown Prince of Japan, got married to her college sweetheart, Kei Komuro.
But, in accordance with the Imperial Household Law, she had to give up her royal status. Since 2017, when the engagement was first publicly announced, the couple faced disapproval from the Japanese public because they deemed Kei unfit for their princess due to his low social status. How did the Japanese react to this wedding? We hit the streets of Tokyo to find out.
A portion of a road in Kichijoji, a popular commercial area in the western Tokyo city of Musashino, suddenly collapsed early Tuesday with a garbage truck partly swallowed by the sinkhole, but no one was injured in the incident, authorities said.
A man who was dressed as Batman villain the Joker told police he wanted to be executed when they arrested him for attempted murder after he injured 17 people in a knife rampage onboard a Tokyo commuter train.
Massive amounts of volcanic pumice pebbles spewed from an undersea volcano in the Pacific Ocean have been piling up on southern Japanese coasts, damaging ports and fishing boats, and prompting the central government to establish a task force to deal with the unwanted arrivals as a natural disaster, officials said.