Feb 22, 2017

Industry ministry to keep rooms locked during the day

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has said it will lock its offices during daytime hours starting Monday, with the aim of preventing unauthorized entry of nonemployees. The ministry hopes the move will build trust in its security policy, as it handles sensitive ...

Musical points to sinister nuclear implications

Oct 28, 2014

Musical points to sinister nuclear implications

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A recent court-themed musical staged in Tokyo was, to say the least, an audacious dig at the contentious state secrets law scheduled to take effect in December. Set several years after the law’s passage last December, the musical, performed last week in Nakano Ward ...

/ Oct 14, 2014

Ex-systems engineer arrested over doctors' data leak

Police on Tuesday arrested a former employee of a Tokyo medical recruitment agency on suspicion of illegally copying the personal data of around 17,000 doctors and nurses. Kengo Mikami, 36, is suspected of copying the confidential information on or around May 30, 2012, while ...

Nuclear plant security to be designated as state secret

Nov 9, 2013

Nuclear plant security to be designated as state secret

Information on the way Japan’s nuclear power plants are guarded by police and security officers will be designated as a state secret by a government-sponsored confidentiality bill, said Masako Mori, minister in charge of the legislation. “If we make public the security plans of ...

/ Oct 31, 2013

Leak gives Tokyo police black eye

Three years after someone leaked documents on its counterterrorism investigations onto the Internet, Tokyo police have reached a dead end in their efforts to find the culprit while some Muslim residents who served as informants continue to live in fear with their identities exposed. ...