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Meiji industrial sites endorsed for World Heritage listing

A UNESCO advisory panel has recommended granting World Heritage status to Japan’s “Sites of the Meiji Industrial Revolution.” The endorsement covers all 23 facilities in eight prefectures proposed by the government as representing the country’s industrialization in the late 19th to early 20th centuries, the Cultural Affairs Agency said Monday. ...

May 5, 2015

Abe's cherry tree blooms in Moscow

A cherry tree that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe planted in Moscow two years ago has come into bloom. As a token of hoping to develop Japan-Russia relations, Abe planted the tree in a Japanese garden attached to the Russian Academy of Sciences when he ...

May 5, 2015

Egypt president praises Japanese diligence, discipline

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has reportedly commended the Japanese people for being diligent and disciplined while allegedly calling them a walking Quran. The president made the remarks at a meeting with former Defense Minister Yuriko Koike in Cairo on Sunday, according to a Japanese ...

'Ransomware' affecting PCs in Japan

May 5, 2015

'Ransomware' affecting PCs in Japan

Following a surge in the United States, contamination of personal computers with “ransomware,” a type of malicious software that prevents users from accessing files and demands payment for restoration, is spreading in Japan. Experts warn PC users that even paying the ransom doesn’t necessary ...