A 15-day event began in London in Saturday to show Japan's gratitude for the support and encouragement it received from around the world following the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami on March 11 last year.
Former professional soccer player Hidetoshi Nakata, one of the organizers of the "Arigato in London" event, said, "We want to express our gratitude [to the world] and show progress in Japan's efforts for restoration."
The event, which runs through Aug. 11, features photos of the disaster-hit Tohoku region, videos shown in many languages to express the country's gratitude, and Japanese dance and traditional drum performances.
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)