Police forensic experts investigate a crime scene where a man stabbed 19 people, including children in Kawasaki on May 28. Two people, including a child, are reportedly dead.
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Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono plans to ask overseas news outlets to write Japanese names with the family name first, as is the custom in Japan. Kono is seen here last month in Washington.
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Japan's Emperor Akihito, with Empress Michiko, waves to well-wishers in the central Japanese prefecture of Mie on April 18. Emperor Akihito takes part in a series of rituals ahead of his abdication.
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A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II makes a flyby after an unveiling celebration in this 2014 photo. Japan's military reported on Tuesday that one of its F-35A jets crashed during a training mission.
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Japan's Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda said Tuesday that he will step down in June, as French authorities probe his involvement in payments made before Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Summer Games.
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Then Chairman and CEO of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Carlos Ghosn looks on during a visit of French President Emmanuel Macron at the Renault factory weeks before his November arrest.
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In this 2015 photo, Koyuki Higashi (left) and Hiroko Masuhara celebrate and hold up their same-sex marriage certificate in Tokyo. Today 13 gay couples filed a lawsuit arguing the country's general rejection of same-sex marriage rights violates the constitution.
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Archaeologist Koji Iesaki holds a carved roof ornament excavated at the former site of the Jyokyo-ji temple in Kyoto, Japan. Iesaki and other archaeologists have their hands full as a pre-Olympic building boom has helped reveal centuries-old artifacts from the city's long history.