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Jan 17, 2017

Driver convicted over fatal accident linked to 'Pokemon Go'

A 48-year-old crane truck driver was found guilty Tuesday in the Kyoto District Court over a fatal accident linked to playing the popular smartphone game “Pokemon Go.” Hiroki Negami was sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for five years, for negligence resulting in ...

Researchers warn of fingerprint theft from 'peace' sign

Jan 11, 2017

Researchers warn of fingerprint theft from 'peace' sign

Could flashing the “peace” sign in photos lead to fingerprint data being stolen? Research by a team at Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII) says so, raising alarm bells over the popular two-fingered pose. Fingerprint recognition technology is becoming widely available to verify identities, ...

Jan 10, 2017

Kodansha deputy editor arrested for alleged murder of wife

Tokyo police have arrested a 41-year-old deputy editor of major publisher Kodansha Ltd. on suspicion of killing his 38-year-old wife last August. The suspect has denied the charge, investigative sources said Tuesday. He served as deputy editor of the publisher’s weekly manga Shonen Magazine ...