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May 25, 2015

Government crafting new plan to fend off cyberthreats

The Administration on Monday unveiled a draft strategy to bolster the nation’s defense against potential cyberattacks, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe noting that beefed-up cybersecurity is “indispensable” for the country’s growth. Speaking at a meeting of the nation’s cybersecurity headquarters at the prime minister’s ...

Man pleads guilty to random killings in Osaka in 2012

May 25, 2015

Man pleads guilty to random killings in Osaka in 2012

A man charged with killing two people in Osaka three years ago pleaded guilty as his trial started Monday, after the proceedings had been delayed so he could undergo two rounds of psychiatric evaluations. Kyozo Isohi, 39, told the Osaka District Court he stabbed ...

Curtain falls on atomic feud with Kepco

May 24, 2015

Curtain falls on atomic feud with Kepco

by Eric Johnston

They’re nothing but a bunch of overpaid, arrogant jerks who should have been fired long ago for their managerial incompetence, while he’s a just another crude loudmouth who has no idea what he’s talking about. Based on their public comments these past few years, ...

Principal of AmerAsian School lauded by Japan Foundation

May 24, 2015

Principal of AmerAsian School lauded by Japan Foundation

An Okinawa woman has been commended by the Japan Foundation for her efforts to educate Amerasian children, who often struggle to deal with complex issues related to family and identity. In 1998, Midori Thayer founded the AmerAsian School in Okinawa (AASO), to offer shelter ...