Tokyo ward to resurrect dwelling famed for housing manga artists

National Jul 8, 2016

Tokyo ward to resurrect dwelling famed for housing manga artists

Tokyo's Toshima Ward plans to restore Tokiwa-so, a wooden apartment building known for housing many manga artists, including Osamu Tezuka, to promote the nation's anime culture. The ward will create the building at a park near the place where Tokiwa-so originally stood, ward officials said ...

National / Crime & Legal May 12, 2015

Three held over 'JK' schoolgirl exploitation in Tokyo

Tokyo police have arrested three people, including a 41-year-old shop owner, for providing sexually suggestive services involving high school girls in apparent violation of labor laws, investigation sources said. The shop offered so-called "JK" services in which underage girls would fold origami while posing with ...

National Sep 8, 1999

Knife-wielding man kills two in Ikebukuro

A knife- and hammer-wielding man went on a rampage in a shopping district in Tokyo's Toshima Ward Wednesday, killing two women and injuring six others, police said. The assaults took place around 11:40 a.m. in the Ikebukuro area of Toshima Ward on a main road ...