Jan 28, 2016

Anonymous claims cyberattacks targeting MPD, airport websites

Police say someone purporting to be a member of the international hacker group Anonymous has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack on the Metropolitan Police Department’s website late Wednesday. According to police, the site could not be accessed between 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The ...

Jan 13, 2016

Panel to ease rules for paid accommodation in private homes

A panel of experts set up by Japan’s health ministry and tourism agency have agreed to ease regulations regarding paid accommodation in private homes as the number of overseas visitors to Japan continues to surge. Easing regulations on such accommodation is seen as a ...

Dec 10, 2015

Japan's low-income households eat more grains: survey

Members of low-income households in Japan tend to eat more grain-based foods, such as rice, bread and noodles, than their higher-earning counterparts, a health ministry survey showed. As income level fell, grain intake rose while meat and vegetable consumption declined, according to the annual ...