National Topics

Nov 5, 2015

Suit filed in Hiroshima over radioactive 'black rain' zone

A group of residents from Hiroshima Prefecture have filed a class action lawsuit over health damage from their exposure to so-called black rain following the 1945 atomic bombing of the city. In the suit, filed with Hiroshima District Court on Wednesday, 64 plaintiffs have ...

Nov 5, 2015

Police sting nets Sapporo teen who sold online banking virus

The Metropolitan Police Department’s division in charge of cybercrimes has arrested a 14-year-old boy for allegedly possessing a computer virus used for fraudulent remittances, it was learned Wednesday. The second-year student at a junior high school in Sapporo has admitted the charge, officers said. ...

Nov 4, 2015

Police report 196 fraud cases of forged revenue stamps

Some 196 cases of fraud using forged revenue stamps were found in 16 prefectures since August, police sources said Wednesday. Sources said counterfeit revenue stamps were found at post offices, ticket brokers and convenience stores nationwide, indicating they were issued by an organized crime ...