Last November, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Organized Crime Control Division （警視庁組織犯罪対策部）arrested the ex-CEO of a Tokyo Stock Exchange listed company on charges of violating the financial instruments and exchange law (金融商品取引法違反容疑) . Members of the Yamaguchi-gumi, Japan’s largest crime syndicate, a yakuza group, are said to have been involved in the crime. On February 20th 2012, more arrests were made of individuals... Read More
Japan's Financial Regulators Stop Operations of AIJ Investment Advisors; Firm May Have Ties To Anti-Social Forces
February 24th, 2012. Japan’s financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency ordered AIJ Investment Advisors Co. to stop operations for a month because the bulk of the Tokyo asset manager’s 183.2 billion yen ($2.3 billion) of client pension funds appears to be missing. The FSA has now begun a nationwide probe of 263 similar firms. Until 2007, asset managers in Japan had to be licensed but under the guise of deregulation, firms similar to AIJ were easily able to... Read More
Japan’s National Police Agency announced recently that there was an all-time high record of criminal cases involving child pornography production and sales in Japan for 2011. 1455 cases involving minors under 18 were uncovered. Japan is one of the last countries together with Russia, where it is illegal to sell, display and produce child pornography, but still legal to possess such material. In 2010, UNICEF urged Japan to ban possession of child pornography, saying the law at... Read More
"You would be cute, IF you had a tiny face." Japanese facial corset promises cuteness in just 3 minutes!
Our PDP tester and model, seems skeptical that the facial corset can actually give her the tiny face that allegedly all Japanese women desire. “I want a tiny face!”—This is apparently the clarion call and desire of every Japanese woman, and now thanks to The Absolute Tiny Face Corset Kit (1日3分巻くだけ！絶対小顔コルセット―整形レベルのW巻き)and instructional book, issued by Japanese publisher, Shufu No Tomo （主婦の友)–it may now be possible... Read More