Powerful Typhoon No. 16 was moving away from Japan on Monday after causing several injuries and disrupting transport networks in western areas, but authorities warned that heavy rain was likely in the Tokai and Kinki regions through Tuesday.
In Kitakyushu, an 87-year-old woman broke her arm when she was knocked over by strong wind. Two people, including the elderly woman, have been confirmed injured. In Nagasaki, JR Nagasaki Station and roads near Nagasaki Port were flooded.
In Fukuoka, a 7-meter-tall tree was uprooted by strong wind and hit a car on a road. The driver, who sustained a neck injury, said: "I heard a terrible noise. I never imagined a tree would hit my car. I was so scared."
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)