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Jul 17, 2015

China executes Japanese man for drug trafficking

China executed a Japanese man in his 60s in late June for drug trafficking, Japanese and Chinese sources said Friday. The man was the sixth Japanese national to be executed in China. Four were put to death in April 2010 and one in July ...

Jul 15, 2015

Ban on possession of child porn takes effect in Japan

Japan finally moved to ban the possession of pornographic photos and videos of children on Wednesday, amid growing international criticism as the only Group of Seven industrialized country that had not passed a law on the matter. After the Diet amended the law on ...

Jul 13, 2015

Seven Bank hit by cyberattacks

Seven Bank has been hit by distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks. The bank, a member of the retail giant Seven & I Holdings Co. group, also received an email message ordering it to pay a rensom in bitcoins in return for a ...

Jul 13, 2015

Gun-carrying ex-Bangkok police chief won't face indictment

Prosecutors do not plan to indict a former Thai police official who was arrested at Narita International Airport last month on suspicion of bringing a loaded handgun into the country, sources said Monday. Comronwit Toopgrajank, 60, identified by the Thai Embassy in Tokyo as ...

Jul 13, 2015

Caller threatens to blow up bullet train

Tokyo Station received a phone call Sunday afternoon from a man claiming to have planted a bomb on a bullet train, authorities said Monday. The man claimed he would detonate the bomb by Monday. No explosives were found and the incident did not affect ...