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.
The commander of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet says that search and rescue efforts are over for the seven sailors missing after a destroyer collided with a con
AP, Reuters via ''The Japan Times
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. 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 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
North Korea fires a medium-range ballistic missile about 60 kilometers (37 miles) into its eastern waters, in the direction of Japan according to United States and South Korean officials. Context: Japan
A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet crashes in the Celebes Sea off the Philippines during an attempted landing on the USS ''Carl Vinson''. The pilot ejected and was recovered safely. Context: United States Navy
United States Vice President Mike Pence visits Alaska, where he meets with Governor Bill Walker and discusses stationing F-35 squadrons in the state. Pence is beginning a 10-day trip to South Korea, Australia, Indonesia and Japan. Context: Japan
A Japanese fleet returns home after hunting 333 whales in the Antarctic. The Japanese government states that the purpose was for research. Context: Japan
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