Electricity sales by the nation's 10 major power utilities in July fell 6.3 percent from a year before to 68.482 billion kwh, down for the second straight month, the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan said Monday.
The fall stemmed from a decline in demand for air conditioners because of lower temperatures, as well as power-saving efforts by companies and households.
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)