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The eldest daughter of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, Princess Aiko, has officially joined the Japanese Red Cross Society, expressing her aspirations as she steps into her role.

A Japanese man has been arrested for vandalizing a bulletin board at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Kasumigaseki, Tokyo, with the phrase "FREE GAZA" spray-painted on it.

Three months have passed since the Noto Peninsula earthquake, which occurred on April 1, claiming the lives of 244 individuals, including those related to the disaster.

The BBC has aired additional segments of its interview with Noriyuki Higashiyama, president of "Smile Up," revealing discussions on compensation related to two more staff members involved in sexual misconduct.

A potentially lethal toxin, known as "Pulegone," has emerged as a suspect in the controversy surrounding Kobayashi Pharmaceutical's red yeast rice supplements.

In a Takamatsu City waste processing facility, workers stumbled upon an unexpected find amidst the trash: stacks of 10,000 yen bills could be seen peeking out from the rubbish. More of the same currency notes were found nearby.

As city life rebounds post-pandemic, there's been a noticeable increase in people smoking on the streets. In Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward, the number of street smoking violations has doubled from the previous year.

A fire chief in Shiga Prefecture has been disciplined for "vaccine harassment," after a staff member who chose not to receive the COVID-19 jab was made to work in the office hallway.