Japan's government has been closely monitoring exports of its advanced technologies and expertise since April. That's when the Trade and Industry Ministry set up a special section.
The government doesn't want the country's expertise in fields such as artificial intelligence and biotechnology used in military applications after it's been exported.
Weather officials say extremely heavy rain is likely to continue in southwestern Japan's Kyushu region, especially Kagoshima Prefecture, through Thursday. Some parts of the region are already facing a high risk of mudslides and flooding.
The officials may issue emergency warnings if downpours continue for several hours in the same areas. They are warning people in the region to evacuate without waiting for advisories to ensure their safety.
The ‘Challenger’ is a new high-spec version of the Mitsubishi L200 Series 5 pick-up truck, and is available to order now starting from £27,705 ($35,120) for the manual version, and £29,105 ($36,894) for the automatic. It is based on the L200 Warrior and you can get it in one of three colors (white, grey and black).
Japanese police say a 16-year-old high school boy in Tokyo illegally bought a small amount of uranium on an auction site. They are investigating him on suspicion of also refining uranium and selling it through the internet.
In 2017, police in Japan learned that powder and solid materials labeled as "uranium" were on sale on an online auction site and some of the listings had already sold.
The number of cases of domestic violence in Japan reached a record high of more than 50,000 last year.
The National Police Agency says officers issued warnings in 51,172 cases of domestic violence last year. The figure is up about 7,000 from the previous year, and is the largest annual total since the prevention law took effect in 2001.