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Fuzoku Friday: In the news this week

A couple things going on in the fuzoku world this week: In a move to put a stop to illegal deai-kei cafes, the National Police Agency announced they will tighten…

Police to cooperate in setting up organized crime database

It was announced today that the National Police Agency (NPA) agreed to cooperate with the Japan Security Dealers Association (JSDA) in providing information for a database on organized crime, sharing…

Shafuu 101–Choosing a company for the new generation

Learning Japanese business culture is always a hot topic for those looking to deal on this side of the Pacific, but little do many know that Japanese young adults are…

All eyes on Hatoyama–his fashion, at least

While Prime Minister Hatoyama’s approval ratings continue to sink, it seems attention paid to his sense of style is at an all-time high, as most recently pointed out by this…

Upcoming event: End Modern-day Slavery

Heads up to all our Japan-based readers! For its latest event, Polaris Project will host author Jake Adelstein and other representatives for an evening on Thursday, May 27 to speak…

Anticlimactic weekly roundup

Excuse us for the lull, but it was the sunniest Golden Week in 25 years, and while Jake was out doing the rounds in New England and soaking up more…