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Tokyo has been named the best big city to visit in 2019. These beautiful photos will make you want to book a trip.

Tokyo, Japan, took the top spot in Condé Nast Traveler's annual Reader's Choice Survey thanks to its city views, nature sites, and delicious cuisine.
A screengrab from aerial footage showing seven Shinkansen bullet trains in Nagano, near Tokyo.

Japan’s Typhoon Hagibis wrecked its fleet of bullet trains worth $300 million

Typhoon Hagibis is the most powerful storm to hit Japan since 60 years and reportedly killed 35 and damaged homes and cities.

Japanese stalker tracks down idol by zooming in on reflection in her eyes on photos, then sexually assaults her

The man narrowed down the area using Google Street View after enlarging her social media photos to reveal scenery and landmarks.
Search and rescue crews sort through the debris of a building destroyed by a tornado shortly before the arrival of Typhoon Hagibis, on October 13, 2019 in Chiba, Japan.

At least 35 people were killed in the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in 60 years

Typhoon Hagibis ravaged Japan's main island of Honshu, leaving around 376,000 homes without power and 14,000 homes with no running water.
The sky turned purple in Japan.

The sky turned a deep purple before Typhoon Hagibis hit the coast of Japan

Before evacuating their homes, the residents took pictures of the dazzling sky and posted them to social media.
Naomi Osaka.

Tennis giant Naomi Osaka is relinquishing her American citizenship so she can play for Japan in the 2020 Olympics

Naomi Osaka was born in Japan but moved to the United States when she was 3 years old and went on to hold dual citizenship.
Invisible ink.

A Japanese ninja history student who handed in a blank paper was given a top mark after her professor realized her essay was written in invisible ink

At first, the blank piece of paper resembled trash, but when the professor held it against a hot stove the black ink began to appear line by line.

Trump signs trade deal with Japan as tensions escalate with China and the EU

Critics have said it only recovered some benefits from the TPP, which Trump withdrew the US from within his first week in office.
Technicians inspect the coating of a mirror inside the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO.

A powerful experiment that cracked a 100-year-old mystery posed by Einstein just got a huge upgrade

A Japanese observatory is joining Earth's most powerful experiment to detect ripples in spacetime, helping make more detections with greater accuracy.
Pico Iyer.

The ‘world’s greatest living travel writer’ has spent 32 years in Japan. Here’s what he’s observed.

Pico Iyer has been called "arguably the world’s greatest living travel writer.” Here, he writes on his time in Japan.