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Emotet computer virus spreading in Japan, Suga warns

National Nov 28, 2019

Emotet computer virus spreading in Japan, Suga warns

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Thursday that infections involving the Emotet computer virus are spreading in Japan. The government has warned administrative bodies and companies involved with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics of the danger posed by the virus, Suga told a news ...

Subaru recalling over 81,000 cars in Japan

Business Nov 28, 2019

Subaru recalling over 81,000 cars in Japan

Subaru Corp. on Thursday informed the transport ministry that it is recalling 81,343 cars in Japan due to faulty rear suspension springs and engine valves. The automaker offers free repairs for Forester and XV models manufactured between March 2013 and October 2018. Outside Japan, about 760,000 ...

Outcry prompts Osaka store to rethink badges for menstruating staff

National Nov 28, 2019

Outcry prompts Osaka store to rethink badges for menstruating staff

An Osaka department store is reconsidering a plan for employees to wear badges when they're menstruating, which was originally aimed at fostering sympathy among co-workers but triggered a public outcry. The Daimaru Umeda department store in Osaka said Thursday that it had hoped to encourage ...

Japan to allow printing of maiden name on driver's license

National Nov 28, 2019

Japan to allow printing of maiden name on driver's license

The National Police Agency said Thursday it will allow people to print their maiden name alongside their married name on driver's licenses starting Sunday. The move is in line with a similar measure taken for the My Number social security and tax identification card. People can ...

Boycott of Japanese beer sees shipments to South Korea plunge to zero

Business Nov 28, 2019

Boycott of Japanese beer sees shipments to South Korea plunge to zero

Exports of Japanese beer to South Korea, the domestic industry's biggest overseas market last year, fell to virtually zero in October as Korean consumers shunned products from their Asian neighbor amid a dispute over wartime history. Last month's figure follows a 99 percent year-on-year plunge ...

North Korea appears to have fired missiles, Tokyo says

Asia Pacific Nov 28, 2019

North Korea appears to have fired missiles, Tokyo says

North Korea appears to have fired two missiles on Thursday in a move that comes as it has threatened to break off sputtering nuclear talks unless U.S. President Donald Trump offers up concessions by year end. Two unidentified projectiles were fired at 4:59 p.m. from ...

Amazon and eBay accused of selling cosmetics containing mercury

Business Nov 28, 2019

Amazon and eBay accused of selling cosmetics containing mercury

As they enter the holiday shopping season, online marketplaces Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc. are fending off reports about products with high mercury levels being sold on their websites in more evidence that the convenience of online shopping can come with product safety risks. Activist ...

Mitsubishi Heavy reviewing SpaceJet test flight plan

Business / Corporate Nov 28, 2019

Mitsubishi Heavy reviewing SpaceJet test flight plan

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. is reviewing a test flight plan for the SpaceJet small passenger jet currently in development, the firm's president said Wednesday. The review, partly to see whether the first delivery of the aircraft should be moved back further, reflects delays in the ...

Man shot dead in Hyogo in possible yakuza feud

National / Crime & Legal Nov 28, 2019

Man shot dead in Hyogo in possible yakuza feud

A senior member of the nation's largest organized crime syndicate was shot dead Wednesday in Hyogo Prefecture by a man armed with a submachine gun and a handgun amid a possible gang feud, police said. Keiichi Furukawa, 59, a high-ranking yakuza of the Yamaguchi-gumi group, ...

Editorials Nov 28, 2019

Expanding employee pension coverage

Widening pension coverage will not only add to the benefits irrgegular workers receive in retirement but shore up pension finances by increasing the number of participants in the program.

Russia hits back at 'political' doping ban threat

Olympics Nov 28, 2019

Russia hits back at 'political' doping ban threat

Russia on Thursday hit back at a proposed four-year ban on the country's athletes, denouncing accusations of a doping cover-up as a politically motivated attempt to block its athletes from competing. A committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday made a bombshell recommendation for ...