Yogetsu Akasaka reinvents himself during the state of emergency imposed in Japan over the coronavirus pandemic, when both his work as a musician and a monk overseeing funeral and memorial services dried up.
On August 6, 1945, the world's first atomic bombing by the United States hit the Japanese city of Hiroshima and killed 140,000 people.
The two nations hope to clinch a deal before Britain's transition out of the European Union concludes at the year end, to avoid any gaps in bilateral trade arrangements.
China previously made a Mars bid in 2011 with Russia, but the Russian spacecraft carrying the probe failed to exit the Earth's orbit and disintegrated over the Pacific Ocean.
The liftoff of the Mars orbiter named Amal, or Hope, from Japan marked the start of a rush to fly to Earth’s neighbour that includes attempts by China and the US.
Former Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn says he is assisting people who helped him escape from Japan to Lebanon but avoided giving more information.
Exhibition in Tokyo that had been billed as to run for up to 10 days was emptied of art in less than 10 minutes with the event attracting a large crowd even before midnight – the time when the would-be robbers were told to get in action.
“It is extremely regrettable that the infections are rapidly spreading among US personnel when we Okinawans are doing our utmost to contain the infections,” Governor of Okinawa Denny Tamaki says.
Across the country, about 3.6 million people were advised to evacuate amid the coronavirus pandemic. Residents have been urged to seek shelter with friends or relatives if possible to avoid overcrowding evacuation centres.
Helicopters and boats have rescued more people from their homes in the Kumamoto region. More than 40,000 defense troops, the coast guard and fire brigades have been taking part in the operation.
Saturday's unprecedented rains in the Kumamoto prefecture of central Kyushu unleashed floods and landslides.
More than 75,000 residents in the southern prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima were asked to evacuate following pounding rains overnight.
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