A police officer in Osaka Prefecture was found stabbed in front of a police box in the city of Suita early Sunday morning. Police say the officer's gun, loaded with several bullets, was stolen. Police are searching for the attacker and are calling on people in the area to stay indoors and lock up the house.
The 26-year-old officer is in serious condition in hospital.
Japan's Defense Ministry has reported that a US military Osprey aircraft made an emergency landing at Osaka International Airport in western Japan on Monday afternoon.
The tilt-rotor aircraft is stationed at US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Okinawa Prefecture. The ministry said it was flying to Naval Air Facility Atsugi in Kanagawa Prefecture from Marine Corp Air Station Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture.
An Osaka court is expected to make an imminent ruling on whether to halt the operations of two reactors at the Ohi nuclear power plant in central Japan.
A nearby resident filed a lawsuit in 2017 with the Osaka District Court calling for an injunction to suspend the operations of the No.3 and 4 reactors in Ohi town, Fukui Prefecture.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says Naomi Osaka's shyness is a problem for her as she struggles to deal with the increased scrutiny in the wake of her success at the Grand Slams and her rise to the top of the world rankings.
A tearful Osaka admitted difficulty in dealing with the attention of being the world's top-ranked woman after a shock defeat by France's Kristina Mladenovic at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday.
Naomi Osaka's victory in the Australian Open has been drawing crowds to a display related to her in the northern Japanese city of Nemuro, where her grandfather lives.
The people of Nemuro in Hokkaido prefecture are excited about Osaka's recent spectacular performances. Local resident Tetsuo Osaka is her grandfather.