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NATIONAL POLICE AGENCY

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 24, 2019
Japan to start testing unmanned vehicles on public roads
The economy ministry plans to start testing unmanned ground vehicles on public roads by the end of March next year through cooperation with private-sector companies, hoping to put them into practical use soon.
JAPAN
Dec 12, 2018
Detecting child prostitution an increasingly difficult task, survey suggests
More than half of youths involved in child prostitution last year in the nation's three biggest metropolitan areas showed no signs of delinquency, had no criminal records and attended school regularly, according to a survey by the National Police Agency.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 10, 2018
Former Cabinet security chief Atsuyuki Sassa dies at 87
Atsuyuki Sassa, who served as the first head of Japan's Cabinet Security Affairs Office, died Wednesday at age 87, his family said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 3, 2018
Driver's licenses in Japan to start showing expiration date using Western calendar
Japan's driver's licenses will start to indicate their expiration date using the Western calendar instead of the Japanese calendar, a draft of revised traffic law regulations showed Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 19, 2018
Crime in Japan dips to lowest postwar level through first half of 2018
The number of recorded crimes in Japan continued to decrease through the first half of 2018 to a level unseen in the postwar period, mainly due to falling theft rates, preliminary police data showed Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 27, 2018
Japan to reinforce police gun holsters to prevent firearm theft
The National Police Agency is accelerating plans to reinforce police officers' gun holsters and safety straps so their firearms cannot be stolen, agency officials said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 21, 2018
Record number of climbers stranded on Japanese mountains in 2017
Police say a boom in the popularity of mountaineering has led many inexperienced climbers to venture into more isolated, challenging terrain.
JAPAN
Jun 7, 2018
60,000 elderly drivers in Japan suspected of having dementia during license renewal: police
The revised road traffic law, which requires elderly drivers to see a doctor if dementia is suspected during a preliminary screening, took effect on March 12 last year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 28, 2018
Japanese calling the police more than ever to address nonurgent matters
Police dealt with a record-high number of consultations last year over problems that were not pressing, such as noisy neighbors and graffiti.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 17, 2018
Over 90% of Japan's child abuse and sexual crime victims didn't receive compensation: survey
Only a small proportion of those subject to violent crimes knew about available consultation services, and fewer still were able to secure financial assistance to which they were entitled.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 26, 2018
Government looks to relax requirements for bus and taxi licenses amid labor crunch
A National Police Agency panel began talks Wednesday to ease eligibility requirements for those looking to take tests for bus and taxi licenses, in response to chronic labor shortages due to Japan's graying workforce.
JAPAN / Society
Mar 8, 2018
Police suspect a record 65,431 minors were abused in Japan in 2017
The National Police Agency said a 24.9% rise in psychological abuse contributed to the overall increase.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 8, 2018
Japan's juvenile crime at postwar record low, but rising marijuana use concerns police agency
The number of teens implicated in cases involving marijuana increased by more than fivefold between 2013 and 2017, the National Police Agency said, raising concern that use of the drug is spreading among juveniles.
BUSINESS
Feb 22, 2018
NPA cryptocurrency tips point to 669 suspected money-laundering cases from April to December
The police on Thursday disclosed that 669 cases of suspected money laundering had been reported by cryptocurrency exchanges between April and December.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 19, 2018
Suicides in Japan notched eight consecutive drop in 2017, preliminary data show
Japan likely achieved an annual 3.5 percent drop in suicides in 2017 thanks to an improving economy and better prevention efforts.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Dec 2, 2017
Pachinko parlors are losing their balls while Japan considers a cashless economy
With the Diet's passing of a law last December that will legalize casino gambling, many are wondering how this development will affect the few forms of tightly controlled gambling and gaming that have been permitted up to now — like pachinko (a type of pinball machine).
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 19, 2017
Cases of minors falling prey to crimes via social media rise to a record in the first half
The number of minors targeted in crimes such as child pornography and prostitution via social media hit a record high.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Jul 15, 2017
Who is keeping an eye on Japan's surveillance power?
Utopias and dystopias have this in common: surveillance. From Thomas More's "Utopia" (1516) to George Orwell's "1984" (1949), from Plato's "Republic" (c. 380 B.C.) to Yevgeny Zamyatin's "We" (1921), the view prevails that people behave better under scrutiny. Why conceal good deeds? For no reason. Therefore the deeds we do conceal are evil. Therefore concealment is evil. Therefore surveillance is good. As Eric Schmidt remarked in 2009, when he was Google CEO, "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place." Neither More nor Plato, Utopians both, would have found that objectionable, though Orwell and Zamyatin certainly would have.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 30, 2017
NPA panel pitches limiting elderly drivers to cars with automatic braking tech
A National Police Agency panel drafts proposals to curtail the rise in accidents caused by elderly drivers, including limitations on vehicle types and driving times.
JAPAN / Media / DARK SIDE OF THE RISING SUN
May 6, 2017
Brazen heists suggest that crime syndicates may be back in business
Last month, three masked robbers grabbed a suitcase stuffed with cash from a businessman who had just withdrawn the money from a bank in Fukuoka. The businessman is believed to have been planning to use the ¥380 million ($3.5 million) to buy gold.

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