Japanese travel agency JTB says a record number of people are planning to travel within Japan this summer.
The agency says more than 76-million people are expected to travel domestically for at least 2 days between July 15th and August 31st. That's up just over 2-percent from a year ago, and will be a record high for the period.
The company says Mount Fuji, recently chosen as a World Heritage site, is proving especially popular.
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)