Godzilla named tourism ambassador of his old stomping ground

Apr 10, 2015

Godzilla named tourism ambassador of his old stomping ground

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Fire-breathing, building-stomping Godzilla was welcomed in part of Tokyo on Thursday as a sign of prosperity, not destruction. The irradiated monster was appointed special resident and tourism ambassador for Shinjuku Ward, known for its down-home bars and noodle restaurants. A Godzilla-size head towering 52 ...

Fiery Shinjuku protest goes global without NHK

| Jul 5, 2014

Fiery Shinjuku protest goes global without NHK

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Until the Great East Japan Earthquake, social media didn’t have much purchase on Japanese social life. But disasters are transformative, and in a country where the mass media is cautious about its role vis-a-vis the authorities, social media came into its own after the ...

Jun 4, 2014

Fourth woman arrested for deadly beating in Tokyo

A fourth woman has been arrested over a deadly beating that was reportedly streamed live over the Internet, police said. Kaori Katsumata, 43, was arrested Monday on suspicion of causing bodily harm resulting in death. Her address and occupation were not released. Officers at ...