Toyohashi Fire Festival: Things are about to go off!

While there are many, many fireworks festivals in Japan throughout the summer months, there are very few that match Toyohashi’s Hono-no-Saiten for sheer spectacle. And danger. About Hono-no-Saiten The Hono-no-Saiten festival started in 1996 to commemorate the 90th anniversary of…

Gifu: Chef stabs manager at Chinese restaurant

Suspect told police, ‘The manager reprimanded me during working hours about noise from the plates, so I beat him in the face’ The post Gifu: Chef stabs manager at Chinese restaurant appeared first on TokyoReporter. ———————————————————- Gifu: Chef stabs manager…

Nagoya ward mayor accused of attempting to extort sex worker

Toshiyuki Kaneda allegedly wrote to the woman, 39, that he had sought the assistance of the yakuza over the repayment of a loan The post Nagoya ward mayor accused of attempting to extort sex worker appeared first on TokyoReporter. ———————————————————-…