Mar 11, 2016

New Zika virus infection confirmed in Japan

The health ministry confirmed Friday another person has tested positive for the Zika virus, which has been spreading throughout Latin America since last year. The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said a woman in her 30s in Aichi Prefecture contracted the mosquito-borne virus during ...

Feb 16, 2016

Flu season reaches full swing in Japan

Flu season appears to be in full swing, with an estimated 1.64 million people across Japan coming down with the symptoms in the week through Feb. 7, the health ministry said. Almost 6,000 day care centers and elementary and junior high schools shut down ...

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 ...