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A man suspected of torching an animation studio in western Japan shouted that he had been plagiarised and appeared to have planned the attack. (Photograph: Buddhika Weerasinghe/AFP/Getty Images

A man suspected of torching an animation studio and killing 33 people in Japan’s worst mass killing in two decades had been convicted of robbery and (...)

A kimono-clad woman using a sun umbrella on a street during a heatwave in Tokyo, Japan on Monday. Photograph:  Issei Kato/Reuters

The temperature rose to a record 41.1 Celsius in a city northwest of Tokyo on Monday, as a heatwave in Japan that has killed at least 23 people and se(...)

A police car carrying a girl who had been abducted, leaves the police headquarters in Niiza, Saitama prefecture, near Tokyo. Japanese police captured the 23-year-old man in an abduction case after a teenage girl escaped and ran for freedom a day earlier after being held captive in his apartment for  two years. Photograph: Kyodo News via AP.

A teenage girl who vanished in Japan two years ago on her way home from school is back with her family after escaping from her captor’s Tokyo apartmen(...)

Policemen investigate the area around a murder scene in Kumagaya, Saitama  where six people were found stabbed to death. Photograph: Getty

The brother of a notorious Peruvian mass murderer dubbed the “apostle of death” has been arrested in Japan over suspicions he killed six people himsel(...)

Sakari Momoi  has died in Japan at the age of 112. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The world’s oldest man, a retired educator from Japan, has died at the age of 112. An official from the city of Saitama said today that Sakari Momoi d(...)