Nintendo's virtual warriors secure same-sex marriage victory

Jun 25, 2015

Nintendo's virtual warriors secure same-sex marriage victory

In a sign of the growing embrace of diversity in virtual reality, Nintendo Co. said Thursday its Fire Emblem fantasy role-playing game series now allows characters to have same-sex relationships. The “Fire Emblem if” video game, which is played on the Nintendo 3DS console ...

Canadian sailor has Japan solo circumnavigation in sight

Jun 24, 2015

Canadian sailor has Japan solo circumnavigation in sight

A Canadian ex-executive who once served as dean and president of Temple University Japan is getting closer to making history — as probably the first foreigner to sail solo around Japan. Kirk Patterson, 61, has been trying to circumnavigate Japan on his sailboat since ...

Jun 20, 2015

'Trying to conceive through science is a roller-coaster ride'

When Maiko Okada visited a fertility clinic in Tokyo for the first time five years ago, she was totally unprepared for the roller-coaster ride of emotions she would subsequently experience. “I visited the clinic casually to see if I had any problems getting pregnant,” ...

Japan Pension Service hack used classic attack method

Jun 2, 2015

Japan Pension Service hack used classic attack method

The massive leak last month of personal data from the Japan Pension Service was the result of a simple error by its employees: opening a virus-laced email attachment disguised as a health ministry document. Hackers who tapped into the pension system and stole the ...