May 12, 2015

Drones banned from Tokyo parks

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has banned people from flying drones in metropolitan parks and gardens, officials said Tuesday. The managers of 81 parks and gardens run by the metropolitan government were informed of the decision on April 28. Officials said it was based on ...

May 12, 2015

Japan, Russia plan economic talks in Tokyo

Japan is ramping up bilateral relations with Russia with plans to hold vice minister-level economic talks in Tokyo this month, officials familiar with the discussions said. It is understood the Abe administration hopes increased bilateral economic activity will pave the way for President Vladimir ...

May 12, 2015

Three held over 'JK' schoolgirl exploitation in Tokyo

Tokyo police have arrested three people, including a 41-year-old shop owner, for providing sexually suggestive services involving high school girls in apparent violation of labor laws, investigation sources said. The shop offered so-called “JK” services in which underage girls would fold origami while posing ...