National Sep 18, 2014

Public security chief admits posing with anti-Korean activist

National Public Safety Commission Chairwoman Eriko Yamatani, who doubles as state minister in charge of the abduction issue, has acknowledged posing for a photograph in 2009 with a former member of the anti-Korean Zaitokukai rightist group who is accused of engaging in hate speech ...

Prank pictures on SNS cause storm

National Oct 1, 2013

Prank pictures on SNS cause storm

by Satoshi Iizuka

In a society where cleanliness is revered, a series of pictures showing unhygienic pranks involving food industry workers and customers has triggered a media storm after going viral on social-networking services. The posts reflect a broader trend among young Japanese Internet users for sharing reckless ...