Work to dismantle the Arase Dam in the Kuma River, the first to be decommissioned among all dams in Japan built under the River Act, got under way on Sept. 1.
The Kumamoto Prefectural Government will remove the dam by March 2018 to revive the Kuma River. The work will cost approximately 8.8 billion yen, 1.9 billion yen of which is expected to be covered by the national government.
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)