Emperor Naruhito has delivered his first opening speech to Japan’s parliament after recent elections and a renovation at the upper house to improve its accessibility for two new legislators who use wheelchairs.
Belfast’s Michaela Walsh is determined to put past disappointments behind her and use the European Games in Minsk as a springboard to success at next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
A sacred fire burning during the Hiwatari fire walking festival in a fire ritual called Saito Goma-ku at Yakuo-in temple in Takaosanguchi in Tokyo, Japan . Every year on the second Sunday of March Yamabushi Ascetic Monks, Worshipers and participants take part at a large open-air fire ritual at the foot of the Mount Takao in western region of the Tokyo walking barefoot over the hot coals.
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.