Oct 20, 2014

Japan's top security official to visit S. Korea for talks

Japan’s top security official will make a two-day visit to Seoul for talks with South Korea’s top presidential aide for national security, both governments said Monday. Shotaro Yachi, national security adviser to the Cabinet, is expected to explain Japan’s stance on security policy in ...

Sep 25, 2014

New 'Bash' software bug tipped as bigger threat than 'Heartbleed'

A newly discovered security bug in a widely used piece of Linux software, known as “Bash,” could pose a bigger threat to computer users than the “Heartbleed” bug that surfaced in April, cyberexperts warned on Wednesday. Bash is the software used to control the ...

White House security boost eyed; intruder to face charges in court

Sep 23, 2014

White House security boost eyed; intruder to face charges in court

The man who jumped the fence at the White House and entered the building in a major security breach was scheduled to appear in court on Monday amid reports that U.S. authorities are considering ways to increase the security buffer surrounding the presidential compound. ...

Internet fraud takes a turn for the strange

| Sep 13, 2014

Internet fraud takes a turn for the strange

by Akky Akimoto

Two widely reported Web stories this year have been related to online-services fraud. One concerns online banking, the other account-hacking on a smartphone messenger service. If you use the online services of Japanese banks, you may have noticed that their websites have become decorated ...

U.S. plans major border security program in Nigeria

Sep 5, 2014

U.S. plans major border security program in Nigeria

The United States is preparing to launch a “major” border security program to help Nigeria and its neighbors combat the increasing number and scope of attacks by Islamic extremists, a senior U.S. official for Africa said Thursday. Nigerian insurgents have begun attacking villages in ...

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, ...

Security, corruption key topics in Obama's talks with African leaders

Aug 7, 2014

Security, corruption key topics in Obama's talks with African leaders

President Barack Obama and dozens of African leaders opened talks Wednesday on two key issues that threaten to disrupt economic progress on the continent: security and government corruption. The discussions capped an unprecedented three-day gathering of African leaders in Washington. Much of the conference ...

Young stowaway found dead in U.S. Air Force cargo plane

Jul 30, 2014

Young stowaway found dead in U.S. Air Force cargo plane

The body of a young stowaway was found inside a compartment near the wheel well of a U.S. Air Force cargo jet that had landed in Germany, U.S. military officials said Tuesday, triggering questions about the security of an aircraft that had made several ...

Jul 8, 2014

SDF bases welcome students on field trips

by Hotaka Tazawa

Public awareness in of the Self-Defense Forces is growing, with an increasing number of students under college age visiting SDF bases as part of social studies programs. Helping fuel interest is the recent high-profile move by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to strengthen the nation’s ...