Biggest allowable pachinko winnings to shrink

Jul 10, 2017

Biggest allowable pachinko winnings to shrink

The National Police Agency plans to lower the maximum winnings from pachinko, according to informed sources. The plan is part of the government's efforts to combat gambling addiction, after legislation was enacted last December to legalize casinos. Under the initiative, the maximum pachinko profit for an ...

Japan sets approval criteria for driverless vehicle road tests

Jun 1, 2017

Japan sets approval criteria for driverless vehicle road tests

The National Police Agency on Thursday officially adopted approval standards for tests of driverless vehicles on public roads. The standards require safety measures such as a system that stops vehicles automatically in case of emergency. The NPA released a draft of the standards in April and ...

Bilingual traffic signs to debut in July

Apr 13, 2017

Bilingual traffic signs to debut in July

Japan will introduce bilingual traffic signs in July as visitors surge ahead of Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2020. The National Police Agency on Thursday unveiled stop and slow-down signs, each with English translations beneath the Japanese words. The new versions will gradually replace the ...

Mar 24, 2017

Daily cyberattacks more than doubled to all-time high in 2016: NPA

The daily average number of cyberattacks or suspected threats swelled to a record 1,692 in 2016, more than double the previous year's rate, the National Police Agency said Thursday. In 2015, the daily average of attacks or threats detected by censors installed at internet access ...