NHK has learned that Lower House lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto met with the top executive of a Chinese firm, which was aiming to invest in a resort project in Japan, right after he became state minister in charge of integrated casino resorts.
A Japanese man who was acting as an advisor to the firm is suspected of bringing an undeclared amount of cash into the country in violation of the foreign exchange law.
Officials of Kanagawa Prefecture say nine more hard disk drives with taxpayers' personal information are still missing in addition to another nine drives that have been recovered. The 18 HDDs were auctioned away online by a worker of a recycling firm in violation of contracts.
The prefecture is urging the computer leasing company that handled the scrapping to find the missing HDDs.
A panel investigating a cash-and-gift scandal in Fukui Prefecture, central Japan, has found that 109 current and former prefectural officials received money or other gifts from a former deputy mayor of a town that hosts a nuclear plant.
The prefecture established the panel in October after the scandal involving the former deputy mayor of Takahama Town and top officials of Kansai Electric Power Company came to light. The utility operates the nuclear plant in the town.
As some of you might know, Google’s Project Zero team is a group of security researchers who try to seek out vulnerabilities and exploits in apps and services in a bid to keep us safe. The team also regularly publishes their findings to make the public aware of what’s going on, and it seems that the team’s latest discovery comes in the form of an Android zero-day exploit.
You would assume that Project Zero would want to give its own colleagues a bit more leeway, but that would be a disservice to everyone, so kudos to them for being neutral. That being said, the exploit in question affects several popular Android handsets, like the Samsung Galaxy S7, S8, and S9, the Google Pixel 1 and Pixel 2, and the Huawei P20.
A Japanese district court has found all three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company not guilty in the only criminal prosecution stemming from the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima.
The executives are: Tsunehisa Katsumata who was the chairman of TEPCO at the time of the accident, and two former vice presidents, Ichiro Takekuro and Sakae Muto. The judges acquitted them on charges of professional negligence resulting in death and injury.
Rescuers have found one of eight fishers who went missing after their boat capsized in rough seas off Japan's northern island of Hokkaido. The man found was without vital signs.
Japan Coast Guard officials say the 29-ton saury boat lost contact on Tuesday about 640 kilometers off the eastern tip of Hokkaido.
An 18-year-old college student has been found dead in a refrigerator at a Japanese confectionary shop in Tokyo. Her father was found several hours later after killing himself.
Police found the body of Ibuki Kizu at about 0:50 a.m. on Sunday in the refrigerator at the family's shop in Arakawa ward after her mother had told police that she could not contact her daughter and husband.
Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya has apologized for another mistake found in a study for the deployment of a US-made Aegis Ashore missile defense system.
Iwaya told reporters on Tuesday that the inaccuracy was discovered in a survey of the environmental effects of the radio waves from the system's powerful radars.