A military radio found in a bunker on Iwo Jima was likely that used by the Japanese army to send their final message before the island was overrun by US soldiers, a report said Monday.
The transmitter was probably used by the Japanese commander on the island, Lieutenant General Tadamichi Kuribayashi, the Tokyo Shimbun said, AFP reports.
Kuribayashi was a leading character in the hit 2006 Clint Eastwood film ''Letters From Iwo Jima,'' played by Ken Watanabe, who portrayed him as a compassionate and sensible officer, unlike his high-handed comrades.
The two-metre wide transmitter was found in an underground bunker, with the remains of a Japanese soldier located nearby, a health ministry official said.
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)