JTB hack underscores need for revamp of cybersecurity in Japan

National Jun 16, 2016

JTB hack underscores need for revamp of cybersecurity in Japan

A massive data breach at Japan's largest travel agency has underscored the risks companies face when they keep sensitive data on networks connected to the internet, experts say. Some warn government systems are especially vulnerable to state-sponsored attack, including by China and North Korea. JTB ...

Study faults Japan for inaction on modern-day slavery

National May 31, 2016

Study faults Japan for inaction on modern-day slavery

Almost 46 million people are trapped in modern-day slavery, two-thirds of them in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a study released Tuesday. The Global Slavery Index for 2016 said an estimated 290,200 people in Japan, or 0.23 percent of the population, are in slave-like servitude. This ...

Duterte may invite China to bid for railway projects

Asia Pacific May 30, 2016

Duterte may invite China to bid for railway projects

The incoming leader of the Philippines has said he will welcome bids by China to build two new railway lines, Philippine media reported Monday. President-elect Rodrigo Duterte told a news conference he will seek offers for a big-ticket railway project linking Manila with three points ...

National May 11, 2016

Obama steps into regional spat over victimhood

A plan for the first-ever visit to Hiroshima by a sitting U.S. president was expected to draw a mixed reaction in the region, where China and South Korea have accused Japan of glossing over its actions in World War II and playing up its ...

North Korea party congress set to be Kim's coronation

Asia Pacific May 3, 2016

North Korea party congress set to be Kim's coronation

As its "70-day campaign of loyalty" wraps up, North Korea on Friday will hold its first Workers' Party Congress in nearly 40 years, with young Kim Jong Un looking to cement his position as the country's supreme leader — showing his people and the ...