Japan's Princess Mako has attended a ceremony in Peru's capital Lima to mark the 120th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the country.
Japanese immigration to Peru began in 1899, when a group of 790 men moved there. The country is now said to have about 100,000 Japanese-Peruvians. That's the world's third largest group of people of Japanese ancestry.
Japan's Crown Prince and Princess Akishino have planted a cherry tree in a Warsaw park to mark the 100th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Japan and Poland.
The couple visited the Botanical Garden of the Polish Academy of Sciences in the capital Warsaw on Monday as a part of centennial celebrations.
Former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn has attended pre-trial talks at the Tokyo District Court to prioritize issues of contention.
Ghosn has been indicted for allegedly understating his executive compensation in Nissan's securities reports. He has also been charged with aggravated breach of trust over the suspected misappropriation of company funds.
In sumo, Yokozuna Grand Champion Kisenosato has attended an event to pray for the safety and success of the New Year tournament that kicks off in Tokyo on Sunday.
Sumo Association Chairman Hakkaku attended the event held on the eve of each tournament as well as high-ranking wrestlers, including Takakeisho, who was promoted to the third-highest rank of Sekiwake after winning the last tournament in November.
This year's Nobel Prize laureates attended the Nobel banquet in Stockholm, Sweden. Japanese molecular immunologist Tasuku Honjo, who jointly received the prize in Physiology or Medicine, and his wife were among them.
About 1,300 people, including the Swedish Royal family, government officials and Nobel committee members, attended the banquet at the City Hall on Monday evening.
Emperor Akihito resumed his official duties at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Thursday, after resting for 3 days to recover from dizziness and a stomach-ache.
The Emperor had canceled or postponed his official duties since Monday. He was diagnosed with cerebral anemia, a condition caused by insufficient blood flow to the brain.
Spanish soccer midfielder Andres Iniesta has attended a baseball game in Tokyo played by a team under the firm that owns his new soccer club in Japan, Vissel Kobe.
Iniesta visited Tokyo Dome on Thursday with Hiroshi Mikitani, the CEO of online retailer Rakuten. Mikitani is the chairman of both the first-division J-League soccer club and pro baseball's Rakuten Golden Eagles.