KOKA, Shiga Prefecture--Fourteen municipal government employees descended upon a ninja experience facility here to learn to throw "shuriken" star-shaped daggers, as well as climb castle walls.
The special trip in mid-December, led by Kaoru Kurata, the mayor of Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture, was part of the Ikeda Koka ninja group project, which was launched seven months ago at the initiative of the Ikeda municipal government to turn the city into a ninja hub.
Momoiro Clover Z have revealed the PV for their song "Sweet Wanderer."
"Sweet Wanderer" was released on December 21 as the fifth part of the group's five month consecutive new song release project. They performed it for the first time on December 24 at their Christmas concert 'Momoiro Christmas 2018' at Saitama Super Arena. Directed by Yamato Yuki, the PV shows the four members taking a trip.
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has urged South Korea to take a resolute response to the country's Supreme Court ruling regarding wartime compensation.
Kono had a telephone conversation with his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha on Wednesday morning. This comes a day after the South Korean top court ordered a Japanese firm to pay compensation to 4 Korean men.
Japan plans to urge South Korea to respond appropriately to the ruling by its Supreme Court on wartime compensation. But it may ask for international arbitration if bilateral negotiations do not bear fruit.
The South Korean court ordered a Japanese firm on Tuesday to compensate 4 Korean men who say they were forced to work at steel mills during World War Two.