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Aug 30, 2015

Japan to set guidelines for farm drone use

Japan’s agriculture ministry is considering setting rules for how drones can be using in farming amid a recent upsurge of interest by the sector in the technology, according to officials in the agency. Compared with the unmanned helicopters currently used in agricultural work, such ...

Aug 30, 2015

Frequent JR cable fires raise suspicions of serial arson

A recent series of cable fires at Japan Railway facilities in Tokyo has aroused a suspicion of serial arson, due to the abnormally high frequency of such incidents. In only about 10 days through last Thursday, there were four trackside cable fire incidents. In ...

Aug 30, 2015

Abe moves to ease World Rugby's fears over 2019 World Cup in Japan

With World Rugby starting to publicly question Japan’s ability to host the Rugby World Cup in 2019, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a letter to the sport’s governing body expressing the government’s continued support for the tournament. “We received word from World Rugby ...

Aug 30, 2015

Nearly 90% of people worried about cyberattacks, survey finds

A government survey published Saturday showed that nearly 90 percent of respondents are concerned about possible cyberattacks on Japanese companies and government bodies. In the poll, conducted by the Cabinet Office in July, 85.7 percent voiced such concern, while 6.8 percent did not. The ...