U.S. to impose stricter electronic carry-on airport screening

Jul 27, 2017

U.S. to impose stricter electronic carry-on airport screening

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said Wednesday it will impose new stricter security rules requiring airline travelers to remove all electronic items larger than mobile phones, including tablets, e-readers and video game consoles, from carry-on baggage for screening. Prior rules required only laptops to ...

Japan, U.S. looking to hold security talks around Aug. 17

/ Jul 26, 2017

Japan, U.S. looking to hold security talks around Aug. 17

Japan and the United States are arranging to hold security talks involving their foreign and defense chiefs in Washington around Aug. 17, after postponing them from mid-July due to conflicts of schedule, sources close to bilateral ties said Tuesday. The first "two-plus-two" meeting since President ...

Japan-U.S. 'two-plus-two' security talks postponed

/ Jul 3, 2017

Japan-U.S. 'two-plus-two' security talks postponed

Japan and the United States have postponed security talks involving their foreign and defense chiefs planned for mid-July because U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will not be available around that time, according to a Japanese source. The postponement of the "two-plus-two" talks comes as ...

Jun 23, 2017

NRA urging background checks on students using Japan's research reactors

Japan's nuclear regulator has urged universities to conduct background checks on students and researchers working at research reactors, as a step to ensure the proper handling of nuclear materials and prevent terrorism, a source said Thursday. The check items include mental disorder and criminal records ...