Shibuya Mayor Proposes Drinking Ban For Halloween

Shibuya Mayor proposes drinking ban for Halloween

The mayor of Tokyo's Shibuya Ward has told a news conference that he will introduce a bill to ban drinking on the streets and parks near Shibuya station during Halloween and other major events.

Shibuya is a magnet for young people. But some of them caused trouble on the weekend just before Halloween last year. Drunk youths overturned a parked vehicle and started fights.

Japan Proposes Raising Bluefin Catch Limit

Japan proposes raising bluefin catch limit

Officials from Asia-Pacific countries have begun a four-day meeting in Japan to discuss managing stocks of bluefin tuna in the region. Concern over dwindling stocks of the fish led to catch limits. But Japan says the bluefin population is recovering and wants to raise the quotas.

Ten countries and regions, including Japan and the United States, are joining the talks.

Japan Proposes Tariff Cut For U.s. Pork In Tpp Talks: Sources

Japan proposes tariff cut for U.S. pork in TPP talks: sourcesThe Japanese government has proposed sharply cutting its tariff on a certain amount of U.S pork over a 10-year period in talks with the United States on the Asia-Pacific free trade initiative, sources close to the matter said Sunday.