SOCIETY – 3

Apr 19
The Abe administration has begun exploring concrete rules to regulate the operation of casinos to follow up on a law enacted last year to legalize casinos. (Japan Times)

Apr 18
In Tokyo’s Ginza district, several luxury brand stores opened one after the other last year. Have a look inside and you will see smartly dressed young women waiting on rich customers. But while a lot of women long for jobs at luxury brand stores, the reality is a lot different. Their working conditions are almost blue-collar. (Japan Today)

Apr 18
A medical student was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for gang raping a woman with his classmates. (Japan Times)

Apr 18
The body of a missing elementary school boy has been found submerged in a river in Hitachi City, police said on Sunday, reports TV Asahi. (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 17
The parents of the Vietnamese schoolgirl killed in Chiba Prefecture last month returned to Japan on Sunday after holding her funeral and hearing the shocking news about the suspect’s arrest. (Japan Times)

Apr 16
A memorial ceremony was held in the village of Minamiaso, Kumamoto Prefecture, on Sunday, which marked the first anniversary of the powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 that mainly hit the prefecture in the Kyushu southwestern Japan region on April 16, 2016. (Jiji)

Apr 16
Love, marriage; marriage, love. It was so simple, once upon a time. (Japan Times)

Apr 16
A building inside Tokyo’s oldest temple has been found to have been vandalized with an oil-like liquid. (NHK)

Apr 16
An elderly man and his would-be rescuer were struck and killed at a rail crossing in Kawasaki on Saturday when the latter tried to unsuccessfully drag the former out of the path of a train, police said. (Japan Today)

Apr 16
Thai authorities are expected to repatriate next week a Japanese woman put on an international wanted list for allegedly running an illegal investment scheme in Japan. (NHK)