Ex-official Was Executive At Plant Security Firm

Ex-official was executive at plant security firm

It has been learned that a former deputy mayor of the town of Takahama in central Japan who gave money and gifts to executives of Kansai Electric Power Company was a director of a local firm in charge of nuclear plant security.

Eiji Moriyama gave money and gifts worth about 3 million dollars to top executives and other officials of KEPCO, the operator of the Takahama nuclear plant in the town, over seven years through 2018. Moriyama died this year.

Defense Report Stresses Space, Cyber Security

Defense report stresses space, cyber security

Japan's annual defense report stresses the importance of gaining superiority in new areas, including space and cyber security.

The Defense White Paper, released on Friday, says technological development will lead to fundamental changes in national security. It emphasizes that securing advantages in space, cyber security and electromagnetic waves will be essential.

Osaka Airport Security Problem Disrupts Flights

Osaka airport security problem disrupts flights

Flight operations at Osaka International Airport in western Japan have been disrupted after a knife was found during a security check.

Police were notified on Thursday morning that the knife was found in the bag of a male passenger who had gone through a security gate in the airport's southern inspection area, which is mainly used by All Nippon Airways.

Security Tightened On Tokyo 2020 Marathon Route

Security tightened on Tokyo 2020 marathon route

Tokyo police will put into place special terror-prevention measures at the Marathon Grand Championship taking place on Sunday. It is being done in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The MGC is a qualifier for next year's Olympics. It will take place on the planned route for the Olympic marathon, except for the start and finish points.

Tighter Security Checks Before Boarding

Tighter security checks before boarding

Japan's transport ministry will tighten security checks for all passengers at the country's airports ahead major sport events.

The Rugby World Cup will open on September 20, and the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will open next summer.

Kyoani Attack Suspect Seen In Security Cameras

KyoAni attack suspect seen in security cameras

Security footage appears to show the suspect in the deadly arson attack at a Kyoto Animation studio walking around the scene before the incident. Police suspect he was waiting for an opportunity to carry out the attack.

Police apprehended 41-year-old Shinji Aoba at the scene of Thursday's attack. He is being treated in hospital for burns.

Xperia 1 Gets July 2019 Security Patches (55.0.a.2.314)

Xperia 1 gets July 2019 security patches (55.0.A.2.314)

Sony Mobile is rolling out a new firmware update for the Xperia 1 flagship, which moves the build number from 55.0.A.2.278 to version 55.0.A.2.314. The update adds the July 2019 Android security patches. It is currently live on the dual SIM variant of the Xperia 1 (J9110), but should shortly arrive on the single SIM versions too (J8110, J8170).

Xperia Xz2 And Xz3 Get July 2019 Security Patches (52.0.a.8.107)

Xperia XZ2 and XZ3 get July 2019 security patches (52.0.A.8.107)

Sony Mobile is rolling out a new firmware update for the Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact, XZ2 Premium and Xperia XZ3 which adds the July 2019 Android security patches. The new firmware moves the build number from 52.0.A.8.83 to version 52.0.A.8.107. No other changes have been noticed, but if you have updated, please let us know your impressions below.

Seven Eleven Pledges Tighter Security For 7pay App

Seven Eleven pledges tighter security for 7pay app

The operator of Seven-Eleven Japan convenience stores has pledged to enhance the security of its new cashless payment service in the aftermath of a major fraud case.

About 900 customers who used the smartphone app "7pay" were the victims of a scam that fleeced them out of around 500,000 dollars.

White House: Trump, Abe Discuss Trade, Security

White House: Trump, Abe discuss trade, security

The White House says US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed to seek mutually beneficial bilateral trade. They also discussed North Korea and Iran.

The two leaders held talks in Osaka on Friday morning on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

Abe, Modi Agree To Strengthen Security Cooperation

Abe, Modi agree to strengthen security cooperation

The prime ministers of Japan and India have agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the security sector.

Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi held their 13th summit on Thursday afternoon in Osaka on the eve of the opening of the G20 meeting there.

Suga: Japan-us Security Treaty Is Balanced

Suga: Japan-US security treaty is balanced

The Japanese government's top spokesperson says the obligations of Japan and the United States are balanced under the bilateral security treaty and the agreement is not one-sided.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga made the comment to reporters on Thursday when asked about US President Donald Trump's remarks expressing displeasure over the pact.