Nikkei drops to 3-week closing low as BOJ action disappoints
News On Japan via Reuters -- Jan 23
The Nikkei average fell a third
straight day, reaching a three-week closing low on Wednesday
after the Bank of Japan's easing steps fell short of
expectations, triggering profit-taking in shares bought in
anticipation of the central bank decision.
Shippers, steelmakers, securities and insurance companies
dropped , along with exporters, as the Japanese currency firmed
by nearly one yen to 88.33 yen against the dollar from Tuesday's
market close of 89.28 yen.
China's television regulator has ordered a crackdown on dramas about the country's battles with Japan during and before World War Two and demanded they be more serious, state media said on Friday, following viewer complaints about ludicrous storylines. (Reuters )
Shukan Post (May 24) conveys the difficulties experienced by other parts of the adult-entertainment biz in servicing customers from the communist nation.
A deri heru (“delivery health”) call-girl tells the tabloid that she is often requested to arrive at major hotels in the Shinjuku and Ikebukuro entertainment areas of Tokyo by Chinese visitors. (Tokyo Reporter)