Police on Friday arrested a 54-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed the manager of a convenience store in Higashi-Osaka.
According to police, the suspect-identified as Taisei Ishii-came into the Circle K Sunkus store at about 10:15 a.m. Witnesses say he brought a bento to the counter and then heard him say to the 27-year-old manager, "Guys like you should die," TBS reported. He then allegedly stabbed the manager with a cutter knife and fled on a bicycle, but was apprehended a short time later by police.
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)
Police on Friday said that a real estate company employee was stabbed by an unknown assailant in the lobby of an office building near JR Akihabara station. The man is currently in a serious condition in hospital. (Japan Today )