Rape allegation casts harsh light on university club

| Oct 22, 2016

Rape allegation casts harsh light on university club

Bright and vivacious young women are in great demand as TV announcers. For many in Japan, the stepping stone to a career in broadcast news has been the annual Miss Keio contest, held during the autumn festival at the nation’s most prestigious private university: ...

Seeking remedies for maladies new, old and absurd

| Oct 8, 2016

Seeking remedies for maladies new, old and absurd

The Sept. 29 cover of Shukan Bunshun was adorned with an illustration of legendary New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth, portrayed by Makoto Wada in a pinstripe uniform and with bat in hand. Ruth’s amazing batting records were attributed in part to his remarkably ...

Crimes that imperil Japan's safe image

| Jul 30, 2016

Crimes that imperil Japan's safe image

On July 22, The Japan Times ran an article with the headline, “Crime set to hit postwar low this year, first-half data shows.” In it, the National Police Agency reported that the number of criminal offenses is on track to fall below 1 million ...