Sept. 14, 2018: Osaka grand slam, helping foreigners, Abe Putin, hangman pay and tourism pollution.

In this week’s news from Japan Today: Naomi Osaka is the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam tennis tournament but people seem obsessed with her nationality here; Japan — overwhelmed by natural disasters this summer — turns its attention to helping foreigners deal with emergencies; Prime Minister Abe and Vladimir Putin look to officially end WWII hostilities; how executioners get paid in Japan — and how much — and with Japan’s rise as a top travel destination so to the rise in “tourism pollution.”

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