TEPCO succeeds in taking water sample from crippled No. 1 reactor
News On Japan via Mainichi -- Oct 13
The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant succeeded Friday in taking a sample of water from the No. 1 reactor's primary containment vessel, the first such attempt since the accident at the plant occurred last year.
Considering the water's radiation level and other data, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the fuel, which is believed to have melted through the pressure vessel and accumulated in the outer primary container, does not appear to be releasing large amounts of radioactive substances because it is kept cool.
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 )