National Jan 19, 2016

Court rules pop idol has right to pursue happiness, can date

The Tokyo District Court has rejected a damages suit filed by a talent agency against a former member of an idol pop group for breach of contract because she dated a fan. The court ruled Monday that the contract restricted her freedom to pursue happiness. The ...

Fans reportedly handed out by Matsushima prove hot auction items

National Oct 21, 2014

Fans reportedly handed out by Matsushima prove hot auction items

Fans boasted as having been handed out by ex-Justice Minister Midori Matsushima in her Tokyo electoral district are fetching more than ¥10,000 on a major Internet auction site. The "uchiwa" started appearing on Yahuoku (Yahoo Japan's online auction site) soon after the Democratic Party of ...