Today is the Victory Over Japan Day, AKA V-J Day, Victory in the Pacific Day, or V-P Day. The date commemorates the Empire of Japan surrendering to the United States and its allies in World War II, which officially ended the war.
Shingo Douglass was named as one of the seven missing sailors from USS Fitzgerald. He is remembered for his bright smile that lit up the room.
Princess Mako has fallen in love with a commoner. She has plans to get engaged to Kei Komuro and leave the Imperial Family.
ARA News is reporting that al-Qaeda is considering exchanging Japanese hostage Jumpei Yasuda to the Islamic State for an unknown amount of al-Qaeda al-Nusra Front prisoners.
On July 31, the Kyodo news agency reported that a panel of Japanese citizens ruled that three former Tokyo Electric Power Company executives should be indicted for failing to take the precautions to prevent the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
ISIS has released a new video featuring Jihadi John standing over 2 Japanese hostages and demanding a $200m ransom. Kenji Goto Jogo is a journalist from Japan.