Death Row Family

Death Row Family4 members of a family are in debt and struggle financially. They plan to rob a wealthy family who runs a loan shark operation. Due to a reckless plan, they kill one person in the wealthy family. The family goes on to commit more crimes and kill more people.

Ex-smap Man Shingo Katori Unveils His Art For Cartier's Sake

Ex-SMAP man Shingo Katori unveils his art for Cartier's sake

Man of many talents Shingo Katori, formerly of male idol group SMAP, unveiled two artworks he produced for French luxury goods brand Cartier in Tokyo's Roppongi district.

Katori, 40, produced the artworks for the "Tank 100" limited-time gallery celebrating the opening of Cartier's new shop at the Roppongi Hills complex in the capital's Minato Ward on Oct. 28.

Japanese Wagyu Beef Debuts In Indonesia

Japanese wagyu beef debuts in Indonesia

An Indonesian meat distributor is importing Japanese "wagyu" beef, long banned in the Southeast Asian country, in cooperation with the Japan External Trade Organization to test the local market dominated by the same breed from Australia.

Johana Koswara, managing director of PT. Global Pratama Wijaya, said her company has imported more than 1.2 tons of "Omi Hime Wagyu" from western Japan as initial shipments during a six-month trial period from July to December this year. Indonesia lifted an import ban on Japanese beef last year.

"yuri!! On Ice" Pilgrimage Tours Begin In Southwest Japan

Popular figure skating anime, “Yuri!!! on ICE” is now the theme of an official seichi junrei (holy pilgrimage) tour guiding fans around spots featured on the award winning anime, set in Kyushu, southwestern Japan.

Organizers TASCI TOURS, who are operated by Avex Travel Creative, are running the collaboration tours in conjunction with the event, “Saga!!! on ICE”, taking place in Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in November.  Tour participants will be taken to the main spots featured on the anime series with single-day and two-day itineraries available.

Kamen Joshi Appointed Official Akihabara Ambassadors

Kamen Joshi appointed official Akihabara AmbassadorsMasked girl idols Kamen Joshi have been appointed official ambassadors for Akihabara Tourism. Five years after the underground idol group established their permanent home at the P.A.R.M.S. Theater in Akihabara, the performers have been featured in international news media and achieved over 2.8 million followers on Facebook, the highest number of any group in the idol genre.

Three Kinds Of 'uhan' Croquette Leave Quite An Impression

Three kinds of 'uhan' croquette leave quite an impression

A special treat awaits diners before they start eating their food at Yukiko Ishimura's cafe and restaurant in Nara city.

The plates and bowls used for the servings, made with local ingredients, are part of a collection that Ishimura built through purchases at exhibitions held nationwide as well as workshops of ceramic artists.

2 Museums To Open In Aichi, Showing Old And New In Aviation

2 museums to open in Aichi, showing old and new in aviation

TOYOYAMA, Aichi Prefecture--Aviation aficionados will get a double dose of history when two adjacent museums open here on Nov. 30.

A museum themed on the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), Japan's first domestically produced passenger jet, will start operations at the aircraft's final assembly plant.

Poised And Red-dy

Poised and red-dy

The Yomiuri ShimbunRed poinsettias fill a greenhouse at Kawate Noen farm in Edogawa Ward, Tokyo, on Tuesday. The farm has started shipments for the Christmas season and expects the peak to be around Nov. 20. About 5,000 pots are expected to be shipped to the Tokyo metropolitan area, according to the farm.

Tsumasaki No Uchu

Tsumasaki no UchuDue to a past incident which involved a friend and her relationship with her parents, Aki (Nodoka Kirishima) has disconnected herself from others and has not been able to speak with words. To change herself, she begins part-time work at a karaoke place.

Quaint Stations Win Kominato Railway A Good Design Award

Quaint stations win Kominato Railway a Good Design Award

ICHIHARA, Chiba Prefecture--Charming train stations that blend in with idyllic countryside scenery and which have helped the railroad become an integral part of local communities have won Kominato Railway Co. a 2017 Good Design Award.

The Ichihara-based company, which operates a local line passing through the city and other areas, won praise from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion in October for its design concept for the stations.