English service starts at two police boxes in Tokyo

Sep 30, 2016

English service starts at two police boxes in Tokyo

Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department on Friday launched English services at two police boxes in the capital in a bid to better deal with an increasing number of foreign visitors to Japan ahead of the 2020 Olympics. The foreigner-friendly police boxes are located in Shinjuku ...

Yakuza infighting puts nation on edge

| Sep 19, 2015

Yakuza infighting puts nation on edge

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Around the start of this year, the weekly magazines — Shukan Taishu, Asahi Geino and Shukan Jitsuwa in particular — were brimming with articles feting the centennial anniversary of the Yamaguchi-gumi, which had gone from being a small group of tough guys on the ...