Wheelchair athletes have put on a heated marathon in Oita City, southwestern Japan.
251 athletes from 15 countries and territories took part in the 32nd Oita International Wheelchair Marathon on Sunday.
They raced in either the 42.195-kilometer full or the half marathon.
For the full marathon, 96 left the starting point in front of the prefectural government building at 11 AM. Among them was Marcel Hug of Switzerland, the London Paralympics silver medalist. He is seeking his 3rd straight victory in the meet.
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 )