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Feb 8, 2016

Cyberattacks target JR Hokkaido; security info may have leaked

More than 300 files of information, including those related to transportation security, may have leaked out after a personal computer at Hokkaido Railway Co. came under cyberattacks, NHK reported on Monday. The company, known as JR Hokkaido, was targeted by cyberattacks when it was ...

Feb 7, 2016

Global outrage spews over North Korea rocket launch

North Korea hailed an “epochal event” but its latest long-range rocket launch Sunday sparked international anger and plans for talks on a U.S. missile defense system for the peninsula. Pyongyang’s state TV announced the nation successfully put a satellite into orbit, “legitimately exercising the ...

Feb 7, 2016

Magnitude-4.6 quake rattles Ibaraki but no injuries reported

A light earthquake struck Ibaraki Prefecture on Sunday, shaking buildings as far away as Tokyo. But there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and there was no risk of tsunami. The magnitude-4.6 quake struck at around 7:27 p.m. at a depth of ...

Purported satellite launch draws angry reactions nationwide

Feb 7, 2016

Purported satellite launch draws angry reactions nationwide

North Korea’s decision to launch what it claimed was a rocket Sunday despite international calls for restraint has raised tensions with Japan and sparked angry calls from around the nation. Protesters opposed to what was widely viewed as a ballistic missile test gathered at ...

In Niigata, a lesson on the history of skiing in Japan

Feb 7, 2016

In Niigata, a lesson on the history of skiing in Japan

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A group of outdoor-loving history buffs in Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture, has revived the first skiing technique brought to Japan more than a century ago by an Austro-Hungarian Army officer. Established nearly 50 years ago, “Lerch no Kai” (the Society of Lerch) is named after ...

Imperial couple take stand for remembrance

| Feb 6, 2016

Imperial couple take stand for remembrance

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In recent years, the Imperial couple have made an effort to leave behind a meaningful legacy by visiting World War II battlefields. The idea is to ensure that future generations of Japanese do not forget the war and its bitter lessons. However, until they ...