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Tokyo's robotic eyes are everywhere

| Aug 30, 2014

Tokyo's robotic eyes are everywhere

by Michael Hoffman

You are not alone. You are never alone. Is that comforting, or terrifying? It’s up to you. But Josei Seven magazine writes about “our surveillance society” in these terms: “Take one step outside your house and wherever you may be — on the street, ...

Aug 30, 2014

Fukushima governor officially accepts radioactive storage plan

Fukushima’s governor on Saturday officially agreed to let the central government store radioactive debris collected from decontamination operations for three decades in return for ¥301 billion in subsidies. “It’s a difficult decision, but I want to accept the construction plan,” Gov. Yuhei Sato told ...

Inoki meets with North Korea's ceremonial head of state

Aug 30, 2014

Inoki meets with North Korea's ceremonial head of state

High-profile opposition lawmaker Antonio Inoki on Saturday met with North Korea’s ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam following moves by the two countries to improve bilateral relations. The meeting between Inoki, a former pro-wrestling star who is in Pyongyang to co-host a two-day ...

Aug 30, 2014

Press association concerned over S. Korea's questioning of reporter

The Japan Newspaper Publishers & Editors Association on Friday expressed strong concern over South Korean authorities’ questioning of a Japanese reporter. The association said in a statement that it has strong concerns that the questioning was a threat to freedom of reporting, news gathering ...

Aug 29, 2014

2,900 children officially declared missing in Japan

Some 2,900 children below the age of 18 were deemed missing as of May 1 this year, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroshige Seko said Friday. The figure represents the number of children in Japan registered with municipalities as citizens but who could not be ...