Bathhouse offers 'Naked School' classes to lure younger bathers

Jun 2, 2017

Bathhouse offers 'Naked School' classes to lure younger bathers

A Tokyo bathhouse is offering classes on topics ranging from comedy to gaming in hopes of luring younger patrons and reviving the dying tradition of communal baths. During one recent session of the "Naked School" at the Hinodeyu bathhouse, nine men sat around the bath, ...

Panel confirms perjury occurred in Tsukiji move testimony

May 31, 2017

Panel confirms perjury occurred in Tsukiji move testimony

A special investigation committee of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly confirmed Wednesday that a former deputy governor gave false testimony in March about his role in the Tsukiji fish market relocation plan. The committee approved the judgment of perjury for Takeo Hamauzu with the backing of ...

May 24, 2017

Efforts to combat homelessness showing results, survey shows

The number of homeless people in the nation decreased to 5,534 as of January, down 701 from a year earlier, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said Tuesday. Homelessness has been declining since the ministry started compiling the statistics in 2003, apparently because local ...

Tokyo Skytree tallies fifth anniversary

May 22, 2017

Tokyo Skytree tallies fifth anniversary

Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest broadcasting tower, marked its fifth anniversary on Monday. As of March, about 26 million people had visited the popular landmark, which is surrounded by the Tokyo Solamachi commercial complex, and around 180 million had visited the entire site, according to ...