Tokyo Festival opens with Shinzo Abe and Meryl Streep

There were Super Mario characters in the streets of Roppongi earlier in the day. But when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe descended on Tokyo’s entertainment district for the opening ceremony of the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival he did not repeat his ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo cops: Man slashed woman in face over music dispute

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 48-year-old man who allegedly slashed a female acquaintance over a dispute related to the composition of a piece of music, reports Nippon News Network (Oct. 23). At around 7:00 p.m. on Saturday ... ( read original story ...)

Japan, whaling allies block proposal for South Atlantic sanctuary

Countries led by Japan have blocked a move to create a South Atlantic whale sanctuary, which supporters say are endangered despite a three-decade moratorium on hunting. Whaling nations Japan, Iceland and Norway opposed the sanctuary Pro-sanctuary countries ... ( read original story ...)

Japan, allies block whale sanctuary

Countries led by Japan have blocked a move by South American and African states to create a South Atlantic sanctuary for whales endangered by hunting despite a global moratorium in force for 30 years. The proposal brought by five African and South American ... ( read original story ...)