National / Crime & Legal Oct 20, 2016

Kanazawa newspaper director held for smuggling drug Rush

The Ishikawa Prefectural Police Wednesday arrested a 60-year-old director of Hokkoku Shimbun, a newspaper based in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, on suspicion of smuggling Rush, a so-called dangerous drug, into Japan. According to the police, Hajime Saga of Kanazawa allegedly imported 12 bottles of liquid containing ...

Kumamoto in rush to take games to the mat

National Jan 9, 2014

Kumamoto in rush to take games to the mat

by Yasushi Kakizaki

Kumamoto Prefecture, the nation's biggest producer of rush but battling through sluggish demand, has gotten some welcome news: A ranking member of the Abe administration has suggested tatami mats may be used in the athletes' village for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. "It's a blessing," said ...