Gov't to seek princesses' opinions on creating imperial branches
News On Japan via Mainichi -- Aug 13
The government will ask female imperial family members their opinion on establishing their own imperial family branches so they can retain their imperial status even after marriage, amid concerns over a decrease in the number of male heirs, government sources said Saturday.
The government will do so as part of its preparations to map out a draft amendment to the Imperial Household Law, which now says only male heirs who have emperors on their father's side are allowed to succeed to the throne. It also requires female members of the imperial family to relinquish their imperial status after marriage to commoners.
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)