About 25% of earthquake and tsunami debris dealt with
News On Japan via NHKReloaded -- Sep 08
Japan's environment minister says about a fourth of the debris generated by the March 11th earthquake and tsunami last year in the country's 3 most affected prefectures has been dealt with.
Goshi Hosono told reporters on Friday that 4.4 million tons, or about 24.5 percent, of debris from Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures had been incinerated, buried or recycled as of the end of last month.
The ministry estimates the total amount of debris from the coastal areas of the 3 prefectures at 18 million tons.
The government has set the end of March 2014 as a target for completing the disposal. It says it hopes to deal with about 60 percent of debris from Iwate and Miyagi prefectures by the end of March next year.
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 )