A war of words among the top leaders of Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) over policy differences and who calls the shots has seen Japan's newest national political party get off to a rocky start.
Tensions between Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, who heads the fledgling party, and some Diet lawmakers who joined it had been building since a public discussion Sept. 23 exposed clear rifts between the two sides over nuclear power, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and how to resolve the territorial disputes with China and South Korea, among other issues.
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)