People who took time off for the Bon summer holidays began returning home Wednesday morning from their hometowns or tourist spots away from the nation's metropolitan areas.
Rail traffic congestion was expected to peak Wednesday afternoon, according to the Japan Railway group, while the Japan Road Traffic Information Center expected extensive traffic jams on expressways across the country around the same time.
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)