The USS ''Fitzgerald'', a United States Navy destroyer, collides with a merchant ship MV ''ACX Crystal'' off the coast of Japan at around 2:30 a.m. local time, with seven American sailors reported missing. The ship was taking on water and able to operate at limited propulsion.
Rescuers find the bodies of seven United States Navy sailors who were missing after the prior day's collision between the USS ''Fitzgerald'' and the MV ''ACX Crysta''l off the coast of Yokosuka, Japan. Context: Japan, MV ''ACX Crysta''l, USS ''Fitzgerald'', USS ''Fitzgerald'' and MV ''ACX Crystal'' collision, United States Navy
United States Navy commandos from the destroyer USS ''Bulkeley'' capture four Somali pirates who boarded the Japanese oil tanker, the MV Guanabara. Context: Japan, United States Navy
The death toll from flooding on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu rises to 15, with six others missing. Context: Japan
Severe flooding on the Japanese island of Kyushu has caused seven deaths with twenty people unaccounted for. Context: Japan
North Korea test-launches what is presumed to be its first intercontinental ballistic missile 933 kilometers into the Sea of Japan within Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone. An American expert theorizes the ICBM, which reached an altitude of 2,802 km, could potentially reach the U.S. state of Alaska. Context: Japan
The death toll from recent torrential rain and flooding in Kyushu in southern Japan rises to 25. Context: Japan
The National Diet of Japan passes legislation allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate. The abdication is to take place within three years. Context: Japan
The Japanese Diet passes an anti-terrorism law that has been accused by critics as a threat to freedom. Context: Japan
North Korea launches a Short-Range Ballistic missile near Wonsan towards the Sea of Japan, according to South Korea. The missile reportedly lands in Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) after traveling 450 km. Context: Japan
Japanese scientists discover that mouse sperm held on the International Space Station for 9 months is able to produce healthy mice. Context: Japan
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