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May 25, 2016

Elderly fall victim to Net trouble via smartphones: white paper

Consumer consultation centers across Japan received a record 90,893 inquiries about smartphone-related services in fiscal 2015, the government said Tuesday, pointing in particular to problems experienced by elderly people. Over the past year through March, the number of inquiries pertaining to smartphones shot up ...

Ehime woman freed after 16 ½-hour hostage ordeal

May 25, 2016

Ehime woman freed after 16 ½-hour hostage ordeal

A knife-wielding 46-year-old man was arrested Wednesday, roughly 16½ hours after taking a woman in her 20s hostage at her apartment in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, police said. After hours of pleas by authorities to free the woman, the suspect, identified as Kazuhiro Honda, released ...

Tokyo ramps up security ahead of Mie G-7 summit

May 25, 2016

Tokyo ramps up security ahead of Mie G-7 summit

As Japanese authorities prepare for the two-day summit of Group of Seven leaders in central Japan from Thursday, travelers and commuters have begun to see a heightened vigilance level in the capital with more uniformed officers on the streets and other security measures implemented. ...