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Zushi opens with eye on reviving summer buzz

Jun 26, 2015

Zushi opens with eye on reviving summer buzz

by Andrew Mckirdy

Zushi Beach in Kanagawa Prefecture opened for the summer on Friday as it battles to attract visitors following a clampdown on rowdy partygoers that saw numbers drop by more than half last year. Cloudy skies greeted participants in an opening ceremony featuring around 400 ...

Jun 26, 2015

More men taking child care leave: welfare ministry

The welfare ministry on Thursday reported a slight increase in the ratio of men taking child care leave. Men who had gone on leave by Oct. 1, 2014, accounted for 2.30 percent of men surveyed whose wives had given birth during the year to ...

Lawsuits based on WWII muddy effort to ease Japan-South Korea tension

Jun 26, 2015

Lawsuits based on WWII muddy effort to ease Japan-South Korea tension

South Korean activists are complicating President Park Geun-hye’s tentative steps to improve ties with Japan by turning to the courts to seek recognition that they were forced during colonial times to work for Japanese companies, used as “comfort women” in military brothels or suffered ...

Jun 26, 2015

Teen admits bludgeoning father to death in Sapporo

A teenager was arrested Thursday for allegedly killing his 51-year-old father at his home in Sapporo, after turning himself in and admitting to the slaying, police said. According to the Sapporo police, the 18-year-old hit his father with a bat-like object at around 11 ...