U.S. extends EU, Japan exemptions from Iran sanctions
News On Japan via Japan Today -- Sep 15
The United States said Friday it would extend exemptions for European Union nations and Japan from tough sanctions that recently took effect against any nation that buys Tehran's oil.
Under a law meant to pressure the clerical regime over its contested nuclear program, the United States bars banks from nations that buy Iran's key money-maker from doing business in the world's largest economy.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced she was extending for another 180 days exemptions first granted on March 20 to Belgium, Britain, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain.
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)