Police said Friday they are looking for a man who attempted to hijack a bus at knifepoint in Yokohama on Thursday night.
According to police, the bus driver said he was attempting to make a right turn at about 9:40 p.m. when a male passenger, brandishing a knife, ordered him to go left. The driver told police he stopped the bus, disarmed the man and threw the weapon out of the window, TV Asahi reported. The assailant then fled the scene.
According to the driver, the would-be busjacker was the only passenger on the vehicle at the time of the incident. He is described as being in his 50s or 60s and around 160 cm tall.
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 )