Jul 12, 2014

Benesse client data may have been stolen via database subcontractor

Large amounts of information on customers of Benesse Corp., the nation’s largest provider of correspondence education for children, may have been leaked from a database management subcontractor of an affiliate, sources said Friday. Someone with ties to a subcontractor authorized to access Benesse’s customer ...

Nov 8, 2013

Stalking victim info leak laid to tax man

A former tax division chief in Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, may have been the person who leaked personal information on a local housewife that enabled a stalker to track her to her home and murder her last November, police sources said Friday. A key focus ...

Oct 31, 2013

Leak gives Tokyo police black eye

Three years after someone leaked documents on its counterterrorism investigations onto the Internet, Tokyo police have reached a dead end in their efforts to find the culprit while some Muslim residents who served as informants continue to live in fear with their identities exposed. ...

Jun 25, 2013

Tritium samples in sea near No. 1 jump

by Reiji Yoshida

The density of radioactive tritium in samples of seawater from near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant doubled over 10 days to hit a record 1,100 becquerels per liter, possibly indicating contaminated groundwater is seeping into the Pacific Ocean.

Jun 25, 2013

Level of radioactive tritium rising in harbor at Fukushima plant

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has seen a rise in the level of radioactive tritium in seawater within the harbor at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. A sample collected Friday contained around 1,100 becquerels of tritium per liter, the highest level detected ...

Feb 3, 2013

Senior NRA official axed over data leak

The Nuclear Regulation Authority cans a senior official for leaking information to Japan Atomic Power Co. about a likely active fault running beneath the firm's Tsuruga nuclear plant.