A panda has been born at a Tokyo zoo for the first time in 24 years.
Tokyo's popular Ueno Zoo says the panda was born Thursday to Shin Shin, a 7-year-old brought to Japan from China just before Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami last year.
The gender of the baby panda was not immediately known. Zoo officials say the baby and the new mother appear to be in good health, but they'll be monitoring them around the clock.
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)