A hotel worker from disaster-hit Sendai ran with the Olympic torch Monday in Morley, a town near Leeds, England, as an official torchbearer ahead of the London Olympics.
Sadaharu Mishina, 31, who worked to help his employer, a hotel, recover in the aftermath of the March 11, 2011, disasters despite losing his 2-year-old daughter and his home in the tsunami, was cheered on by hundreds of people as he ran with the torch.
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)