New redback spider attack sends Fukuoka man to the hospital
News On Japan via Japan Daily Press -- Jan 24
The Fukuoka Municipal Government announced on Tuesday that a man in his 30s who was rushed to the hospital on January 21 was believed to have been bitten by the redback spider that has been frequently sighted in the prefecture and other areas in western Japan.
According to the municipal government's health department, around 12:31 p.m. Monday, the man bought a canned coffee from a vending machine near a parking lot in Maizuru Park in Fukuoka's Chuo ward. As he pulled his hand out from the vending machine slot, the spider crawled up through his sleeves and bit him in the arm. He called for an ambulance two hours later because of acute pain and nausea.
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.
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