Japan PM Abe plans snap election on December 14: Media

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to hold snap elections on December 14, two years ahead of schedule, as he seeks to bolster his public support by delaying another scheduled tax hike, reports said Saturday.

Waterfall-like rain eases in Japan, but 27 dead

Thousands of homes and hundreds of roads were damaged, and hundreds of landslides were reported.

Governments urged to ensure journalists` security

Over the last 10 years, more than 500 journalists have lost their lives.

Japan hangs 3, 1st executions since 2010: Reports

Capital punishment in Japan is usually ordered only for inmates convicted of multiple murders.