SOCIETY – 7

Aug 10
The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear reactors said Thursday it had stopped selling a souvenir at the plant after facing a storm of online criticism saying it was inconsiderate. (Japan Today)

Aug 10
Saitama Prefectural Police and Tokyo Customs on Thursday announced the bust of a marijuana smuggling ring that has netted 12 persons, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)

Aug 09
People in Japan are observing 73 years since American forces carried out their second atomic bomb attack on the country during World War Two. (NHK)

Aug 08
More than 70,000 people have been taken to hospitals across Japan since late April with symptoms of heatstroke.
(NHK)

Aug 08
Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito is set to make an official visit to France on Sept. 7-15. (Jiji)

Aug 07
A Japanese court has begun a trial filed by a man who is seeking compensation from the government after being forced to undergo sterilization under the now-defunct Eugenic Protection Law.
(NHK)

Aug 07
A 10-meter-long whale washed ashore at a beach in Kamakura City on Sunday, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)

Aug 06
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended on Sunday a ceremony to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Japan’s northernmost main island being named Hokkaido. (Jiji)

Aug 06
A French woman has been missing in eastern Japan since late last month, police announced Sunday. (Japan Today)

Aug 04
A 7-month-old Japanese baby has become an Internet sensation for her full head of thick black hair.
(NHK)