According to data presented on Tuesday, an experimental drug aimed at treating Alzheimer's, developed by companies Eisai and Biogen, slowed cognitive decline in a recent trial but may carry the risk of serious side effects.
On Monday, Japanese prosecutors and the Japan Fair Trade Commission (FTC) conducted a raid, including on the headquarters of major ad agency Hakuhodo on suspicion of bid-rigging for contracts related to test events [competitions held prior to the Olympic Games] for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Sunday night accepted the resignation of his ally and former internal affairs minister Minoru Terada, who has been caught up in funding-related scandals. He's the third Cabinet member to leave in less than a month.
Controversy over potential safety concerns has emerged ahead of a planned rollout of a vaccine aimed at preventing infection from dengue in Indonesia next year.
On Tuesday, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government began issuing certificates recognizing the partnerships of same-sex couples. This makes Tokyo the largest municipality to recognize partnerships in a country where same-sex marriage hasn't been legalized.
On Tuesday, North Korea fired a long-range ballistic missile over Japan, prompting the prime minister's office to warn residents in the country's northeastern regions to take cover – the first such alert in five years.
Japan’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Russian ambassador in Tokyo on Tuesday in response to the detention of Japanese diplomat Tatsunori Motoki, who Moscow accused of espionage.