/ Jul 21, 2017

Prosecutors demand ¥300,000 fine for Osaka tattooist

Prosecutors on Friday demanded that a tattooist in Suita, Osaka Prefecture, be slapped with a fine of ¥300,000 for operating without a medical doctor’s license.In a case that has sparked nationwide debate over whether inking tattoos constitutes a medical act, 29-year-old Taiki Masuda is ...

17th century Japanese porcelain on loan to Taiwan damaged

Jul 20, 2017

17th century Japanese porcelain on loan to Taiwan damaged

A centuries-old porcelain plate on loan from Japan has been found partially damaged, but a joint investigation has ruled out vandalism and human negligence, Taiwan’s National Palace Museum said Wednesday.The 17th century, Imari-style porcelain ware is among items loaned by the Museum of Oriental ...

Agency says rainy season has ended across parts of Honshu

Jul 19, 2017

Agency says rainy season has ended across parts of Honshu

The rainy season appears to be over across large parts of Honshu, including in Tokyo and Osaka, the weather agency said Wednesday.The rainy spell in the Chugoku, Kinki, Tokai and Kanto-Koshin regions of Honshu began June 7 and ended two days earlier than average. ...