A group of young Japanese members of the Global Shapers Community have just founded the first private student dormitory in Tokyo. Rooms there are cheap and very close to the university.
A man with an "intent to murder" has driven a minivan into a crowd of people in Tokyo. It happened on a popular street in the Harajuku district.
Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke with Emperor Akihito on the second and final day of her visit to Japan. Later events with students and scientists covered topics from North Korean disarmament through to cows' digestion.
A recent study indicates that fewer young men and women in Japan are going on dates or having sex than in the past, with ramifications for a nation already struggling with a falling birth rate and an aging population.
Japan has named its official mascots for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The two futuristic creatures, christened Miraitowa and Someity, were picked by schoolkids across the country.
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