Police officer dispatched from Osaka insults protesters in Okinawa

Oct 19, 2016

Police officer dispatched from Osaka insults protesters in Okinawa

A riot police officer dispatched from Osaka to help local police respond to anti-base protests in Okinawa Prefecture hurled an ethnic slur at protesters, calling them dojin, meaning aboriginal, police officials said Wednesday. The incident came amid intensifying confrontations between riot police and local residents ...

Tokyo's rooftop helipads remain unused

May 20, 2016

Tokyo's rooftop helipads remain unused

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Tokyo's Peninsula Hotel boasts a chauffeur-driven 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom, a celebrity podiatrist studio and an aviation lounge to whisk executives to and from its $1,000-a-night suites by helicopter. Since it opened in 2007, the rooftop helipad has never been used. The hotel is one of ...