500,000 cheer Japan's Olympic medalists in Ginza parade
News On Japan via Japan Today -- Aug 20
A crowd estimated at 500,000 screamed, cheered and snapped photos as Japan's Olympic medalists paraded through Ginza on Monday.
In all, 71 medalists rode in two open cars and five open double-decker buses in the parade that began at 11 a.m.
Members of the silver-medal winning women's soccer team, judo, wrestling, track and field, volleyball and table tennis stars were among the Olympians wearing red jackets. All-around male gymnastics champion Kohei Uchimura showed off his gold medal with a big smile as he waved to the throngs lining the route.
The 38 medals won at the London games were the most ever by a Japanese Olympic team.
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)