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Penchant for running red lights said highest in Osaka Prefecture

Jul 14, 2015

Penchant for running red lights said highest in Osaka Prefecture

Ignoring a red light comes as no surprise in Osaka, the country’s worst-ranking prefecture, where the number of fatalities in traffic accidents stemming from disregarding signals hit 102 in the first half of this year. According to the Osaka Prefectural Police, the 102 people ...

Four seniors die as Japan is hit by hottest day of summer

Jul 13, 2015

Four seniors die as Japan is hit by hottest day of summer

Four elderly people died Monday, apparently of heatstroke, as Japan experienced the hottest day so far this summer, with the temperature topping 35 degrees in more than 120 of the 928 observation points across the country. Two women, aged 82 and 84, were taken ...

Jul 13, 2015

Seven Bank hit by cyberattacks

Seven Bank has been hit by distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks. The bank, a member of the retail giant Seven & I Holdings Co. group, also received an email message ordering it to pay a rensom in bitcoins in return for a ...

Jul 13, 2015

Two new Tokyo subway lines being planned

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has proposed building two new subway lines from central Tokyo, one to Shinagawa and the other to the waterfront districts of Harumi, Toyosu and Ariake. The plan — affecting two areas that are already earmarked for major development projects — ...