Ldp's Seko Took Money From Moriyama-linked Firm

LDP's Seko took money from Moriyama-linked firm

A senior Japanese lawmaker has been found to have received about 56,000 dollars from a company linked to a former deputy town mayor who gave millions of dollars in gifts to Kansai Electric Power Company executives.

Eiji Moriyama served as deputy mayor of Takahama Town in Fukui Prefecture, which hosts a nuclear plant run by KEPCO. Moriyama gave cash and gifts worth about 3 million dollars to executives of the utility. He died this year.

Website Linked To Luxury Train Hacked

Website linked to luxury train hacked

A railway operator in southern Japan says thousands of entries of customer data have been leaked from a website linked to a luxury train service, and some of the stolen credit card information has been the target of fraud.

Kyushu Railway Company says the website for Seven Star Gallery, which sells wines and food served on the Seven Stars Kyushu luxury train, was hacked.

Report: Bullying Linked To Girl's Suicide In 2015

Report: Bullying linked to girl's suicide in 2015

An investigative committee for Ibaraki Prefecture, north of Tokyo, has acknowledged a causal relationship between bullying and the suicide of a girl four years ago.

Junior high school student Naoko Nakashima in Toride City, who was 15, killed herself in November 2015, leaving a note saying she did not want to be bullied.

Saudi Businessman Linked To Alleged Ghosn Actions

Saudi businessman linked to alleged Ghosn actions

NHK has learned that an influential Saudi businessman was involved in a payment allegedly made to cover personal investment losses of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn.

Ghosn, who is 64 years old, was rearrested by Tokyo prosecutors last week on suspicion of aggravated breach of trust in connection with the payment. He was initially arrested for allegations of underreporting his pay.

Top University Official May Be Linked To Scandal

Top university official may be linked to scandal

NHK has learned that a top university executive may be involved in a scandal linked to alleged entrance exam tampering.

Tokyo prosecutors arrested a high-ranking Education Ministry bureaucrat on Wednesday for allegedly accepting bribes. Futoshi Sano was head of the ministry's Science and Technology Policy Bureau, but was fired from the post after his arrest.

Nintendo Switch Eshop Purchases Will Be Linked To Account

Nintendo Switch eShop Purchases Will Be Linked To AccountIf there was a criticism to be made regarding the Wii U or 3DS, it is that in a world of cloud computing, for some reason games purchased would be linked to hardware instead of your account. This means that if you buy a new hardware you’d have to transfer your purchases which can be rather troublesome.

Rumor : Nintendo Nx Could Be Linked To Smartphones

Rumor : Nintendo NX Could Be Linked To SmartphonesAt the moment save for the fact that the Nintendo NX will be the company’s latest gaming console, little to nothing is known about the device. There has been some speculation to suggest tie-ins with virtual reality, and at one point it was even rumored to be powered by Android, something that Nintendo shot down pretty quickly.

Kids' Manga Reading Time Linked With Other Forms Of Reading: Survey

Kids' manga reading time linked with other forms of reading: surveyChildren who read books also read more manga, suggests a reading survey conducted on students around the nation.
The 61st survey on schoolchildren's reading habits was jointly conducted on 121 public schools this June by the Mainichi Shimbun and the School Library Association (SLA). Students from fourth grade in elementary school to the final year of high school were surveyed, and responses were received from 12,196 students.

Cuff-less Blood Pressure Meter Linked To Smartphone

Cuff-less Blood Pressure Meter Linked to SmartphoneNihon University developed a small blood pressure meter that can be linked to a smartphone.
It was developed by adding the Bluetooth 4.0 wireless transmission function to a cuff-less blood pressure meter that enables to measure blood pressure just by touching it with a finger. The meter has been developed by Sadao Omata, professor at the Worldwide Research Center for Advanced Engineering & Technology, the College of Engineering, Nihon University. It will be exhibited at Medica 2013, which runs from Nov 20 to 23, 2013, in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Mount Fuji And Pine Trees Are Closely Linked

Mount Fuji and pine trees are closely linkedOn clear days, Mount Fuji can be seen from the elevated platform of a private railway company's train station near my home. I often find myself staring at the mountain.

A poem by Buddhist monk and poet Saigyo (1118-1190) goes: "Smoke from Mount Fuji flaps in the wind and dissipates in the sky. (Like the smoke) I do not know where my thoughts go."