English-language services debut at two key police boxes in Tokyo

Oct 1, 2016

English-language services debut at two key police boxes in Tokyo

The Metropolitan Police Department on Friday launched English-language services at two police boxes in the capital to help deal with the tourism surge in the run-up to the 2020 Olympics. The foreigner-friendly police boxes are in the Kabukicho entertainment district in Shinjuku Ward and ...

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 ...