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Next stop on government's tourism drive: national parks

Feb 26, 2017

Next stop on government's tourism drive: national parks

The Environment Ministry has launched a project to get 10 million foreign people visiting Japan’s national parks each year by 2020 amid record-breaking tourism numbers. Overseas visitors are believed to have numbered 4,902,000 in 2015 and 5,457,000 in 2016. To increase the appeal of ...

Feb 26, 2017

'White hat' hackers see rising demand for protection in corporate Japan

“White hat” hackers who spot security vulnerabilities may be one of the most sought-after professions today as Japan’s tech firms struggle to cope with the rising threat of cyberattacks. White hats are tasked with guarding computer networks against “black hats,” the malicious hackers who ...

Abe, Putin may hold Russia summit in April

Feb 25, 2017

Abe, Putin may hold Russia summit in April

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering visiting Russia in late April to hold talks with President Vladimir Putin, informed sources said. Abe aims to use the meeting to accelerate talks between the two countries on proposed joint economic activities on four Russian-held islands off ...