About 180 people were evacuated after police found a cache of weapons, including what appeared to be a rocket launcher, during a search of a storehouse in Kitakyushu on Thursday.
A bomb disposal squad removed the weapons at about 10:40 p.m., allowing the residents of 93 households in Tobata Ward to return home.
According to the Fukuoka prefectural police, the two-story wooden storehouse was being searched in connection with an insurance fraud case. At about 2 p.m., they found the apparent rocket launcher, five handguns and more than 50 rounds of live ammunition.
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 )