Lawmakers To Submit Bill Against Ticket Resale

Lawmakers to submit bill against ticket resale

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.

Photoscape / Old Train Just The Ticket For Book-hungry Kids

Photoscape / Old train just the ticket for book-hungry kids

By Tsuyoshi Yoshioka / Yomiuri Shimbun PhotographerAfter school and kindergarten, children gather at a yellow train car resting in the corner of a Tokyo housing complex in the Misumicho area of Higashimurayama, Tokyo. The old Seibu Railway Co. train carriage, which once ran along an important railway line for local residents, is the home of the Kumegawa train library, which mainly targets children.

The carriage, which holds about 5,000 books and is operated by 25 volunteers, is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Noriko Munemura, 46, visited with her second son Taishiro, 6. "He can concentrate on reading here more than at home," she said with a smile. The library also serves as a place for parents and locals to talk and interact.

Juice=juice Announces First World Tour Ticket Release Details

Juice=Juice announces first world tour ticket release details

Hello! Project's rising idol group Juice=Juice have announced details of their first worldwide tour. The LIVE AROUND 2017 tour will kick off in Mexico on September 8 in Mexico City at Ninshi Hall and will continue on to London, England on September 14th in London at 229 The Venue, France on 16th in Paris at La Boule Noire, and Germany on the 17th in Dortmund at FZW.

VIP tickets/premium passes include a special 16-page booklet featuring exclusive interviews and photos of Juice=Juice and a handshake session.

Teen Ikee Gains Rio Ticket In 100 Fly

Teen Ikee gains Rio ticket in 100 flyHaving just graduated from middle school, swimming prodigy Rikako Ikee has been seen as one of Japan’s hopes when Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympics. Her own Olympic dream, however, has come four years earlier.

Teen Diver Itahashi Earns Ticket To Rio

Swimming : Teen diver Itahashi earns ticket to RioSixteen-year-old diver Minami Itahashi placed ninth in the women’s 10-meter platform at a World Cup meet here Sunday, but more importantly qualified for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics earlier with a top-16 finish in the semifinal round.

Era Of Onboard Ticket Checks Passing Into History

Era of onboard ticket checks passing into historyNovelist Hiroyuki Agawa, who died in August at age 94, had a passion for trains.
In "Nise Shasho no Ki" (A fake train conductor's account), a short piece he wrote 60 years ago, Agawa recalled the time when he was allowed to "play" the role of conductor aboard the express night train Ginga from Tokyo to Kobe.

Japan Men’s Gymnastics Team Secures Ticket To Rio

Japan men’s gymnastics team secures ticket to RioJapan, which topped the first session in the men’s team qualifying at the world gymnastics championships here on Sunday, remained there when the final places were decided Monday — a result that brings with it an automatic berth at next year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Off-the-beaten-track Stations Punch The Ticket For Revitalizing Hokkaido Town

Off-the-beaten-track stations punch the ticket for revitalizing Hokkaido townAlthough trains may stop only a few times a day and there are few houses around, rural train stations here may be just the ticket to attract rail buffs and other tourists.
In late August, about 15 people gathered at Horonobe Station of the JR Soya Line early in the morning. They were participants in a tour to visit all eight JR stations in the town of Horonobe aboard local trains in a day.

Yoshida, Icho Aim For More Global Gold, Ticket To Rio

Yoshida, Icho aim for more global gold, ticket to RioAs Saori Yoshida and Kaori Icho attempt to continue the global dominance of their respective weight classes, there will be more than another world title at stake for each.
Japan’s top stars will also be battling for berths in next year’s Rio de Janeiro when they take the mat here at the world wrestling championships, which got underway on Monday.