People in western Japan are protesting against a crime syndicate for giving away Halloween treats.
The headquarters of Yamaguchi Gumi in the city of Kobe invites children for snacks on Halloween every year. The command center of the designated organized crime group is decorated with ghosts and other characters for the day.
A bipartisan group of Japanese lawmakers plans to submit a bill that would prevent the illegal resale of tickets for sports and concert events at a profit.
Senior members of the group met on Tuesday to discuss the issue of scalpers who purchase tickets in bulk and resell them on the Internet at much higher prices.
A panel investigating irregularities in entrance exams given by Tokyo Medical University says a total of 55 female applicants were made to fail the exams in 2017 and 2018 despite scoring marks above the passing level.
In an interim report issued on Tuesday, the panel said 11 of the female applicants suffered this discriminatory treatment last year and 44 others this year.
Japan's main ruling Liberal Democratic Party is aiming to present the party's plan on a Constitutional amendment in the upcoming extraordinary Diet sessions starting Wednesday. Those opposed, including the largest opposition party, the Constitutional Democratic Party, are concerned that the issue will be put on a table without their consent.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his cabinet members and key party officials on the 2nd of this month.
Japan's Defense Ministry says the number of scrambles made by Air Self-Defense Force jets against Chinese aircraft increase about 20 percent during the first 6 months of this fiscal year compared to the previous year.
The ministry says the ASDF scrambled jets against foreign aircraft that could violate Japan's airspace 561 times between April and September, the same number as in 2017.
For years if you go to Tokyo, Japan, you will have the opportunity to dress up like popular Mario-themed characters and drive racing karts throughout the city. On first glance it looks like Mario Kart, but upon closer inspection it’s actually known as MariCar. It’s actually been amazing how long the company has been getting away with it, but unfortunately it has come to an end.
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant plans to build additional seawalls along its damaged reactors.
Its aim is to keep another possible mega-tsunami from causing the leakage of highly radioactive water accumulated in the basement of buildings housing 3 reactors that suffered a meltdown following the 2011 quake and tsunami.
Informed sources say Tokyo Medical University has for years rigged entrance exams to limit its intake of women students, slashing their scores by well over 10 percent across-the-board.
The sources say the university reduced scores from the paper test results of all women before they went on to sit for a final test. The reduction rate differed from year to year, sometimes reaching more than 10 percent.