U.N. panel urges Japan to regulate hate speech by law

Aug 30, 2014

U.N. panel urges Japan to regulate hate speech by law

The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination urged the Japanese government on Friday to regulate hate speech by law, following a rise in racist demonstrations mainly targeting Korean residents in the country. A similar recommendation was given to Japan by the U.N. ...

Aug 26, 2014

JR Tokai formally seeks approval to build maglev train

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) filed a formal application Tuesday with the transport ministry for approval to build a magnetically levitated train line linking Tokyo and Nagoya. The company is expected to start construction as early as October following approval by the Land, ...

Aug 19, 2014

MGM seen scouting Tokyo fish market as potential casino locale

MGM Resorts International has scouted the world’s biggest fish market as a potential site for the casino resort it wants to build in Japan, according to two sources familiar with the company’s plans. Chief Executive Officer James Murren visited central Tokyo’s Tsukiji market in ...

Gas stove explodes at Tokyo shrine festival; four injured

Aug 2, 2014

Gas stove explodes at Tokyo shrine festival; four injured

A gas canister for a cassette stove burner exploded during a summer festival at Kameido Tenjin Shrine in Koto Ward, Tokyo, on Saturday evening, injuring four people, police and firefighters said. The explosion occurred at around 6:50 p.m. The burner was reportedly being used ...