The chance of a man dying of bile duct cancer at an Osaka-based printing company was 2,900 times higher than the national average, a researcher has revealed.
The deaths are suspected of having been caused by exposure to high levels of chemical substances contained in cleaning agents.
The research was conducted by Shinji Kumagai, an associate professor at the University of Occupational and Environmental Health. It examined 62 men who worked for the company for one year or more from 1991 to 2006.
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 )