Subscribe to Japan Society News feed Japan Society News
Society News On Japan
Updated: 2 min 57 sec ago

Town recovers most of 46.3 million yen mistakenly sent to resident

May 24, 2022 - 16:03
A western Japanese town that mistakenly sent 46.3 million yen in COVID-19 relief money to a resident has legally recovered about 43 million yen, or about 90 percent of it, the mayor said Tuesday. (Japan Today)
Categories: Japan News

Temple coin thief caught red-handed

May 24, 2022 - 10:02
FUKUOKA, May 23 (NewsOnJapan) - A serial coin thief has been nabbed by police after 20 years of stealing from a temple's donation box in Fukuoka. (NewsOnJapan)
Categories: Japan News

Biden pays visit to Emperor Naruhito

May 23, 2022 - 16:11
US President Joe Biden visited the Imperial Palace to meet Emperor Naruhito on Monday morning. (NHK)
Categories: Japan News

Bless thee Lamborghini

May 22, 2022 - 16:18
KYOTO, May 22 (NewsOnJapan) - Supercars gathered at Kitano Tenmangu in Kyoto on Sunday to be blessed by local priests for traffic safety. The "cow" depicted in the emblem of the Italian luxury sports car "Lamborghini" is considered to be a god's messenger at Kitano Tenmangu. (NewsOnJapan)
Categories: Japan News

Nicola Furlong was murdered 10 years ago in Japan – but her killer is about to walk free

May 22, 2022 - 15:41
This Tuesday, the family of Nicola Furlong will privately mark 10 years since their beloved 21-year-old daughter and sister was cruelly murdered in Tokyo. (
Categories: Japan News

Tragic story of the world's loneliest princess - who faces a harrowing choice

May 22, 2022 - 05:21
The life of a princess is envied around the world. Royal palaces, lavish ceremonies and a huge wedding are all usually part of the package. But Japan's Princess Toshi is said to be the loneliest princess. (
Categories: Japan News

US revokes terrorist designation for Japan's Aum Shinrikyo cult

May 21, 2022 - 18:26
The US State Department has dropped its designation of Japan's Aum Shinrikyo cult as a Foreign Terrorist Organization or FTO. (NHK)
Categories: Japan News

Teenage boy arrested for fatally pushing friend into sea while playing sumo

May 20, 2022 - 22:23
ICHIKAWA, May 20 (NewsOnJapan) - A 17-year-old unemployed boy has been arrested on suspicion of pushing two school students into the sea in Ichikawa City, Chiba Prefecture, with one of them becoming unconscious and the other fatally injured. (NewsOnJapan)
Categories: Japan News

Woman dies jumping out of car in Hokkaido

May 19, 2022 - 13:19
SHIRAOI, Hokkaido, May 19 (NewsOnJapan) - A woman has died after falling out of a car during a quarrel on a highway in northern Japan at around 2:30 am on Thursday morning. (NewsOnJapan)
Categories: Japan News

Basquiat owned by Japan's Maezawa sells for $85 million

May 19, 2022 - 11:06
Jean-Michel Basquiat's "Untitled" 1982 sold for $85 million at auction in New York Wednesday, well above its pre-sale estimate and netting Japanese billionaire space tourist Yusaku Maezawa a tidy profit. (
Categories: Japan News

Police arrest man who says he spent 46.3 million yen mistakenly sent to him

May 19, 2022 - 10:50
Police in western Japan have arrested a 24-year-old man who has been refusing to return 46.3 million yen, or about 360,000 dollars, the town he lives in mistakenly sent him. (NHK)
Categories: Japan News

15 shocking things recently discovered in Japan

May 19, 2022 - 03:23
One of the amazing things that makes Japan such a unique country is how it can mix its ancient history and traditions, with its incredible modernization. ( The Supreme)
Categories: Japan News

Emperor plants rice seedlings at Imperial Palace paddy field

May 19, 2022 - 00:03
Japan's Emperor Naruhito has planted rice seedlings in a paddy field at the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo. (NHK)
Categories: Japan News

Dashcam shows 'head-on collision' caused by car driving on wrong side of road

May 18, 2022 - 15:57
RYUGASAKI, May 18 (NewsOnJapan) - A dashcam recorder has captured vision of a collision where a car suddenly appears on the wrong side of the road in Ryugasaki City, Ibaraki Prefecture on May 13. (NewsOnJapan)
Categories: Japan News

Video captures car crashing into hospital waiting room

May 17, 2022 - 18:03
A car crashed into a Nagasaki hospital on Tuesday morning, slightly injuring 3 people. (
Categories: Japan News

Yoga instructor assaulted by man with stun gun

May 17, 2022 - 17:58
A 40-year-old office worker has been arrested for attempting to perform an obscene act by pushing a stun gun against a female instructor at a yoga studio in Suginami-ku, Tokyo. (
Categories: Japan News

"Son-in-law" arrested for stabbing woman in Tokyo

May 17, 2022 - 17:51
A woman was stabbed by a man who appears to be her son-in-law with a kitchen knife at around 1:30 pm on Tuesday at a house in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo. The man was arrested on suspicion of inflicting injury while the woman was taken to hospital in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest. (
Categories: Japan News

Why Japanese boys hate some girls' necks

May 17, 2022 - 13:57
Japan's addiction to hair removal salons is becoming stronger these days. Hair removal in Japan costs several hundred dollars but still girls go there regularly. Why? (Ask Japanese)
Categories: Japan News

Ukraine star Karol in Japan, says her country will rebuild

May 17, 2022 - 05:51
Singer Tina Karol said on Monday from Japan that she and her fellow Ukrainians will not give up defending their land and culture from Russian invasion and are determined to win the war and rebuild an even more beautiful country. (
Categories: Japan News

US set to remove Aum Shinrikyo from foreign terrorism blacklist

May 16, 2022 - 13:03
The United States is poised to remove five extremist groups, all believed to be defunct, from its list of foreign terrorist organizations, including several that once posed significant threats, killing hundreds if not thousands of people across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. (
Categories: Japan News