Government offering Senkakus owner Y2 billion for contested isles
News On Japan via Japan Times -- Aug 27
The government is making a ¥2 billion bid for the Senkaku Islands as it forges ahead with a plan to bring them under state control around next month, sources familiar with the matter said Sunday.
The government is engaged in serious behind-the-scenes talks with the Kurihama family, which owns four of the five isles at the center of Japan's diplomatic strife with China.
Although members of the Kurihara family had earlier said they would only entertain bids from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the family has recently taken a more flexible stance on accommodating the government's desire to buy them, the sources 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)