Imperial Couple, judo medalist enjoy Tokyo shrine festival
News On Japan via Mainichi -- Aug 13
A procession of 55 portable shrines paraded through Tokyo's streets during Tomioka Hachiman Shrine's summer festival in Koto Ward on Aug. 12, as Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko looked on and a London Olympics silver medalist joined the festivities.
One of Tokyo's three biggest summer festivals, the event features a triennial parade and is also known as "mizukake festival" for the splashing of water over portable shrine carriers. The parade was held one year behind schedule due to the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami last year.
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)