July 2017
M T W T F S S
« Jun   Aug »
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  

51 articles published


National / Crime & Legal Jul 19, 2017

Ex-teacher gets three years prison in child pornography case

The Yokohama District Court on Wednesday sentenced a former elementary school teacher to three years in prison on sexual abuse and child pornography charges. Akira Hashimoto, a 45-year-old resident of Tachikawa, in western Tokyo, sexually abused an 11-year-old boy at a condominium in Shizuoka Prefecture ...

Japan brokerages face industry audit in wake of Nomura breach

Business Jul 19, 2017

Japan brokerages face industry audit in wake of Nomura breach

by Takahiko Hyuga

Japanese securities firms face an inspection by the industry association into their compliance with insider rules after Nomura Holdings Inc. discovered it breached laws governing the handling of nonpublic information. The Japan Securities Dealers Association's new chief pledged to examine how firms train and educate ...

Japan taps tech to foil nuclear terrorism ahead of Tokyo Olympics

National Jul 19, 2017

Japan taps tech to foil nuclear terrorism ahead of Tokyo Olympics

With the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo just three years away, the government is stepping up efforts to prevent terrorist attacks using nuclear and other radioactive materials. The Japan Atomic Energy Agency has developed a device capable of detecting nuclear materials during airport baggage ...

China 'murdered' Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo: Reporters Without Borders

Asia Pacific Jul 19, 2017

China 'murdered' Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo: Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontieres), which advocates freedom of information around the world, on Tuesday accused Chinese authorities of having "murdered" Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo by denying him proper medical care during his incarceration. "We can clearly state that Liu Xiaobo was ...

'Okja' reminds us of friendship and factory farming

Film / Reviews Jul 19, 2017

'Okja' reminds us of friendship and factory farming

by Kaori Shoji

Bong Joon-ho's latest film, "Okja," received a four-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival in May, an about-face reaction from the loud boos heard at the beginning of the screening. Those were likely due to a technical failure that delayed the screening for ...

Inaba set to be named next Samurai Japan manager

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 19, 2017

Inaba set to be named next Samurai Japan manager

Atsunori Inaba will be named the new manager of Japan's national men's baseball team as early as next week, an official source said Wednesday. The 44-year-old former outfielder, who starred with the Central League's Yakult Swallows and the Pacific League's Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, was ...

Hakuho fails in first chance to equal mark

Sumo Jul 19, 2017

Hakuho fails in first chance to equal mark

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho suffered a shocking first defeat at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday, but still managed to hold onto sole possession of the lead with four days of the meet remaining. Hakuho (10-1) was widely expected to keep his flawless record intact ...