Japanese astronaut Hoshide wraps up spacewalk, work unfinished
News On Japan via Mainichi -- Aug 31
Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide wrapped up his first spacewalk lasting over eight hours outside the International Space Station early Friday Japan time, but scheduled maintenance work could not be completed, NASA said.
Hoshide and fellow astronaut Sunita Williams of the U.S. space agency were to replace a faulty power relay unit on the ISS's truss, but Hoshide experienced difficulties driving the bolts to secure the replacement unit, NASA 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)
Police on Friday said that a real estate company employee was stabbed by an unknown assailant in the lobby of an office building near JR Akihabara station. The man is currently in a serious condition in hospital. (Japan Today )