Some interesting Japan news

Teacher whacks student with kendo sword


Female worker trapped in haunted house’s bath

It’s not a real haunted house, like I first assumed. Also, the headline doesn’t indicate that the woman was seriously injured. She was.

‘Matsuri’ will make East Village comeback after 10 years

I would love to go to a Japanese festival in New York City! How cool would that be?

Hiroshima peace museum to display Einstein’s letters on A-bombings

I’m not sure what they mean by “Albert Einstein’s letters to the late translator Seiei Shinohara that show the physicist defensive over the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki”.

Op/Ed: Tourists must not be allowed to ruin Shiretoko

Whenever a beautiful place gets world recognition, it’s in danger of being overrun and spoiled by tourists. Hokkaido’s Shiretoko peninsula seems to be facing that possibility now.