Musical points to sinister nuclear implications

Oct 28, 2014

Musical points to sinister nuclear implications

by Tomohiro Osaki

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 ...

Jul 12, 2014

Benesse client data may have been stolen via database subcontractor

Large amounts of information on customers of Benesse Corp., the nation’s largest provider of correspondence education for children, may have been leaked from a database management subcontractor of an affiliate, sources said Friday. Someone with ties to a subcontractor authorized to access Benesse’s customer ...

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. ...