Feb 20, 2015

Lenovo shipped laptops preloaded with Superfish adware, experts say

Experts say Lenovo, the world’s biggest computer maker, shipped laptops with preloaded software that could let hackers steal passwords or other sensitive information when you use the Web to shop, pay bills or check email. Lenovo said Thursday that it has disabled the offending ...

China calls shots in currency war

Feb 20, 2015

China calls shots in currency war

As fears of a global currency war grow, all eyes in Asia are on whether China will devalue its currency to avert a sharper economic slowdown. The urgency with which Asian central banks are cutting interest rates is an indication of not just the ...

Fast Retailing vows to stop abuses at garment factories

Feb 19, 2015

Fast Retailing vows to stop abuses at garment factories

Clothing empire Fast Retailing Co. says it will expand monitoring of its suppliers following complaints over labor violations and other problems. Yukihiro Nitta, in charge of corporate social responsibility at the clothing giant, said Wednesday the company’s oversight will extend to the fabric manufacturers ...

Feb 18, 2015

Japan saw record 1.22 million foreign visitors in January

The estimated number of foreign passengers arriving in Japan soared 29.1 percent in January from a year earlier to 1,218,400, hitting a record high for the month, government data showed on Wednesday. The Japan National Tourism Organization said the increase was due partly to ...

Feb 17, 2015

Cyberattacks detected in Japan doubled to 25.7 billion in 2014

The number of computer attacks on government and other organizations detected in Japan doubled in 2014 from the previous year to a record 25.66 billion, a government agency said Tuesday. The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology used around 240,000 sensors to detect ...