Photo exhibit showcases major events of last 70 years

National Mar 11, 2015

Photo exhibit showcases major events of last 70 years

A photo exhibition on postwar Japan is underway at the Tokyo International Forum chronicling memorable events from the end of World War II to the present day. The events include the late Emperor Hirohito's radio address informing the public of Japan's surrender in 1945 and ...

Images of 1896 Sanriku quake found

National / History Mar 26, 2014

Images of 1896 Sanriku quake found

by Kiyoshi Numata

More than 10 glass-plate negatives of photos taken by an amateur photographer showing damage inflicted on a town in Iwate Prefecture by a devastating earthquake and tsunami 118 years ago were discovered recently, with experts describing them as important for both disaster studies and ...

Photographer captures daily life inside penal system

National Jun 6, 2013

Photographer captures daily life inside penal system

by Jiro Hashimoto

Photographer Hitomi Toyama has recently published a book of photos she has taken over the past two decades revealing different aspects of life inside prisons throughout Japan. The book, titled "Nippon no Keimusho 30" ("30 Japanese Prisons"), includes a picture of a prisoner holding a ...

Editorials Sep 2, 2011

Protection of cyberspace

Countering attacks on computer networks has become an important security issue for governments. On July 15, the U.S. Defense Department announced a strategy to harden American computer systems against cyberattacks. The Pentagon established U.S. Cyber Command in 2010 for daily operation and defense of its ...

Editorials Jul 23, 2011

News of the World scandal

The revelations of misdeeds committed by the British tabloid News of the World are horrific but should not be surprising. There have been suspicions about the paper's behavior for years but a perverse fascination with its reporting — like the inability to not watch ...