Business / Tech Mar 10, 2014

Suspected Russian spyware targets Europe, United States

A sophisticated piece of spyware has been quietly infecting hundreds of government computers across Europe and the United States in one of the most complex cyberespionage programs uncovered to date. Several security researchers and Western intelligence officers say they believe the malware, widely known as ...

National / Politics Nov 13, 2013

Ships can carry armed guards against pirates

The Diet enacted a bill Wednesday that allows security guards to carry rifles aboard Japan-registered vessels to counter piracy off Somalia and elsewhere. The legislation, passed with support from both the ruling and opposition camps, is the first in Japan to authorize private citizens to ...

National Jul 9, 2013

MSDF to up participation off Somalia

The administration said Tuesday another year will be added to the Maritime Self-Defense Force mission to protect vessels from piracy off Somalia, and for the first time the MSDF will be allowed to operate jointly with multinational forces. Under the new framework, approved by both ...