BOJ paints brighter economic picture for all 9 regions
News On Japan via Yomiuri -- Jul 06
The Bank of Japan painted a brighter economic picture for each of the nation's nine regions in a quarterly report Thursday, the first across-the-board upgrade since October 2009.
In the regional economic report adopted at a meeting of branch managers in Tokyo, the central bank said "all regions reported that their economic assessments had generally improved" from the previous report released in April.
The central bank cited firm private consumption backed by subsidies for fuel-efficient vehicles, reconstruction demand after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and business investment growth reflecting an earnings recovery.
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)