Japan should use more English in promoting its territorial claims to the Senkaku and Takeshima islands, a government panel said Tuesday.
A report from the panel concluded that the Japanese government is falling behind other countries in promoting its territorial claims to the Senkakus in the East China Sea and Takeshima in the Sea of Japan.
The government also lacks the ability to communicate effectively with the international community, the panel said.
A man was found dead after being run over by a car on a road in Mooka, Tochigi Prefecture, but police said Tuesday that he may have already been dead after being hit by another car earlier. (Japan Today)
The Osaka District Public Prosecutor's Office has filed charges of drug trafficking against a 40-year-old woman who left a large quantity of illegal drugs inside a fast-food outlet, reports the Asahi Shimbun (April 30). (Tokyo Reporter)
An increasing number of people are using the "furusato nozei" hometown donation program to support Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, which has been hit hard by a recent series of strong earthquakes. (Jiji Press)