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New book profiles Shibuya’s love hotel district of Maruyamacho

New book profiles Shibuya’s love hotel district of Maruyamacho

A look at the TEPCO OL muder and other history of the area now known for its alleys of inns designed for short-term stays…

Ex-porn director takes Grand Prix at 25th Yubari fest

Ex-porn director takes Grand Prix at 25th Yubari fest

Kei Morikawa's humorous peek inside a make-up room on the set of an AV shoot topped a field of 8…

67-year-old Valentine’s shoplifter ‘never once received chocolates’

67-year-old Valentine’s shoplifter ‘never once received chocolates’

The suspect pocketed two bars of chocolate, worth about 157 yen, during a morning shopping trip…

Tokyo men ready to ‘Smash Valentine’s Day’

Tokyo men ready to ‘Smash Valentine’s Day’

On Saturday, group Kakuhido will demonstrate against Valentine's Day and the 'passion-based capitalism' it sows…

Tokyo Metro cleaners caught turning trash to cash

Tokyo Metro cleaners caught turning trash to cash

Over the past 2 years, staff members of the Tokyo Metro have been accused of using discarded IC cards…

Radiohead drummer Philip Selway ‘front and center’ for Weekender

Radiohead drummer Philip Selway ‘front and center’ for Weekender

The Englishman will play selections from his latest album at the Hostess Club Weekender…

AV actress Mana Sakura takes a poke at writing essays

AV actress Mana Sakura takes a poke at writing essays

The book 'When I Was 18, I Found My Vocation' provides insights into the industry, including the salary of an actress and acting techniques…

JR Kyushu to make stations staffless

JR Kyushu to make stations staffless

The company is looking for ways to cut costs and improve efficiency going public next year…

The experience: Michael Gira and Swans return to Tokyo

The experience: Michael Gira and Swans return to Tokyo

Michael Gira and Swans will feature material from the band's latest album 'To Be Kind' later this month in Tokyo and Osaka…

Toho to release new ‘Godzilla’ flick, mount ‘life-size’ head atop Kabukicho theater

Toho to release new ‘Godzilla’ flick, mount ‘life-size’ head atop Kabukicho theater

A 12-meter tall head of the famous creature will grace the roof of the Toho Shinjuku Building…

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