Some cities starting to crack down on homes overflowing with junk
News On Japan via Japan Times -- Oct 27
Municipalities are taking steps to clean up overflowing junk on private property, especially in cases where the garbage has been bothering neighbors for years.
Adachi Ward in Tokyo enacted an ordinance Wednesday to address these "gomi yashiki" (trash houses).
The ordinance gives the ward the right to ask the residents of trash houses to remove the garbage. If the request goes unheeded, the ward can issue an order to get rid of the junk with the approval of a third-party committee.
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)