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Okinawa to host WEF cybersecurity summit

Jan 23, 2015

Okinawa to host WEF cybersecurity summit

by Sayuri Daimon

The government will host a cybersecurity conference jointly with the World Economic Forum in Okinawa in November, Japanese officials announced at this year’s annual economic conference in Switzerland. The two-day WEF cyberconference, scheduled to start on Nov. 7, will bring together some 250 experts, ...

Jan 23, 2015

Three Tepco execs again dodge indictment over meltdown disaster

The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office dismissed a case Thursday against three former senior executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. again over their alleged negligence for failing to prevent the March 2011 tsunami-triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The prosecutor’s ...

Jan 23, 2015

70% of visitors satisfied with Japan's credit card services

A survey of tourists’ views on credit card services in Japan has found that 72 percent are satisfied, an industry survey says. However, one in three respondents found that not all stores accepted credit cards, and half of those said they did not buy ...

Video of Japanese hostages: Was it really shot outside?

Jan 23, 2015

Video of Japanese hostages: Was it really shot outside?

The video of two Japanese hostages being held by the Islamic State group seems, like past Islamic State videos, taken in an arid, desert setting. But suspicions are emerging that the message was not prepared outdoors at all. An expert in these videos said ...

Jan 23, 2015

Interfaith group urges release of Japanese hostages

The World Conference of Religions for Peace, an alliance of faith leaders, on Thursday called for the release of the two hostages apparently held for ransom by the Islamic State extremist group. “We urge the kidnappers to release the two Japanese hostages to a ...