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NHK docudrama reveals telephone scam tactics

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Apr 20, 2019

NHK docudrama reveals telephone scam tactics

by Philip Brasor

Thai police last month raided a residence in Pattaya where an alleged telephone swindling operation was taking place. They discovered 15 Japanese nationals suspected of calling retired people in Japan and fooling them into purchasing electronic money. Japanese police say they will arrest the ...

CIA says spies fund Huawei: newspaper

Business / Tech Apr 20, 2019

CIA says spies fund Huawei: newspaper

U.S. intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security, The Times said on Saturday, adding to the list of allegations faced by the Chinese technology company in the West. The CIA accused Huawei of receiving funding from China's National Security Commission, ...

National Apr 20, 2019

Body from March 2011 disaster identified from decade-old stamp

The Miyagi Prefectural Police have said that a corpse discovered in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami has been identified as that of a 60-year-old woman from the Miyagi town of Onagawa. The identification was made with DNA samples from a ...

Downsized dwellings: Inside Tokyo's tiny living spaces

Lifestyle Apr 20, 2019

Downsized dwellings: Inside Tokyo's tiny living spaces

by Alex Martin

Twenty-five-year-old Sotaro Ito lives in a 9.46-square-meter apartment with a loft in the capital's retro-hip Koenji district. His apartment looks more like an office cubicle, with a desk and computer chair dominating a third of the room. A reading pillow is propped up against one ...

Sakura Sevens lose three times in Kitakyushu event

Rugby Apr 20, 2019

Sakura Sevens lose three times in Kitakyushu event

Japan's women lost all three of their matches on Saturday, while defending champion New Zealand missed its chance at a consecutive-victories record in the Kitakyushu Sevens, the fourth leg of the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series. Playing on home soil, the Sakura Sevens lacked the ...

Japan off to strong start against Netherlands in Fed Cup

Tennis Apr 20, 2019

Japan off to strong start against Netherlands in Fed Cup

Japan is in control of its Fed Cup World Group II relegation showdown against the Netherlands following singles wins by Misaki Doi and Nao Hibino on Saturday. Hibino easily overcame Dutch No. l Bibiane Schoofs 6-1, 6-2 after Doi beat Richel Hogenkamp 6-3, 6-4 in ...

Reds battle past struggling Vissel

Soccer / J. League Apr 20, 2019

Reds battle past struggling Vissel

by Dan Orlowitz

Once again, the stage was set for Andres Iniesta to dazzle in front of a gigantic crowd at Saitama Stadium. But once again he was a no-show, disappointing large contingents of both traveling supporters and media who anticipated a chance to see the former Barcelona ...