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Police in Kyoto clamping down on 'upskirt' photos

Oct 17, 2016

Police in Kyoto clamping down on 'upskirt' photos

Police are ramping up vigilance at train stations, temples and shrines amid reports of an increase in people trying to take photos of girls’ and women’s underwear in Kyoto’s major tourist areas. Due to the compactness of image-recording devices, techniques for such acts have ...

Oct 12, 2016

Former SMBC banker arrested for allegedly stealing ¥190 million

A former senior employee of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. was arrested Wednesday for allegedly pocketing about ¥190 million ($1.84 million) by manipulating the bank’s foreign exchange trading system, police said. Hiroshi Minamihashi, 54, began stealing from the bank in 2007, repeatedly taking money that ...

Oct 11, 2016

Toyama tritium researcher's data targeted in cyberattacks

Research data and personal information may have been stolen from a personal computer belonging to a researcher of tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen, at the University of Toyama’s Hydrogen Isotope Research Center, the university said. In addition to research data, hackers may have ...