Facing a mandatory cut in retirement allowance, 110 public school teachers in Saitama Prefecture are seeking to retire this month, two months before the end of the academic year, it has been learned.
Saitama Gov. Kiyoshi Ueda, who said he decided to start the mandatory pay cut Feb. 1 to cut costs for the local government and to secure time needed to notify people of a change in a related ordinance, expressed disappointment over the move.
According to the prefecture, 110 prefectural public school teachers--including 30 homeroom teachers--set to reach mandatory retirement age by the end of this fiscal year are seeking to retire by February.
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)
Police on Friday said that a real estate company employee was stabbed by an unknown assailant in the lobby of an office building near JR Akihabara station. The man is currently in a serious condition in hospital. (Japan Today )