The number of requests by an oversight body for the deletion of online posts containing illegal information on 2channel, one of the nation's largest Internet forums, fell to 311 in the first half of 2012, down about 90 percent from 3,122 a year before, National Police Agency data showed Thursday.
The number of ads for illegal drugs decreased, while the site's operator removed more messages voluntarily, NPA officials said.
Of the 311 messages, including those on trade in third parties' bank account info and ads for banned drugs, 138, or 44.4 percent, were deleted by 2channel's operator after the requests.
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 )