Kanagawa cops raid illegal pachinko parlor in Yokohama

Kanagawa police seized 62 pachi suro and game machines from parlor Rush in Yokohama on July 20 (Fuji News Network) Early on the morning of July 20, police raided parlor Rush, located in the Fukutomicho area of Naka Ward, and arrested manager Takao Sasaki ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo to begin seeking names for star giant panda cub

Tokyo is preparing to start collecting ideas later this week for naming a new giant panda cub born at its Ueno zoo. The zoo, Japan's oldest, has not shown the cub directly to the public. But it released a video of the cub born on June 12 showing the ... ( read original story ...)

Japanese woman dies from tick disease after cat bite

"No reports on animal-to-human transmission cases have been made so far," a Japanese health ministry official told the AFP news agency. "It's still not confirmed the virus came from the cat, but it's possible that it is the first case," the official added. ( read original story ...)