Medals for the 2020 Olympics will be made from recycled electronic devices, the Tokyo Organising Committee has announced.
A 278kg bluefin tuna has sold for a record 333.6 million yen (£2.5m) in the first auction of the new year in Tokyo’s new fish market.
A minivan slammed into pedestrians in a street where people had gathered for New Year’s festivities in central Tokyo, injuring eight people, Japanese police said.
The executive director of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan has been recognised at this year's Scottish Samurai Awards.
At least 19 people have been killed and many others wounded after a knifeman went on the rampage in Japan, according to reports.
Scotland have made five changes from the team which finished off their RBS 6 Nations campaign for the match against Japan on Saturday.
Scotland have been warned they will be taking on a team on a revenge mission when they tackle Japan on Saturday.
Scotland's hopes of maintaining their 100 percent record over Japan has been given a boost with news that Richie Gray, the giant second row, should join his colleagues in the squad on Monday and could come into consideration for the opening Test on Saturday.
A Dundee band will be swapping Meadowside for Moscow very soon, after securing a record contract with a major label in Russia.