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JAPAN
Oct 26, 2015
Bookstore's Twitter account supporting 'pro-democracy book fair' ignites online controversy
An "unofficial" Twitter account operated by a Tokyo bookstore employee that promoted a "pro-democracy book fair" has sparked an online controversy, resulting in cancellation of the event by the chain's head office.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 16, 2015
Twitter user's IP address released following 'theft' of 1-year-old girl's photo
The Tokyo District Court has ordered Twitter Inc. to release the IP address of a computer user who tweeted a picture of a 1-year-old girl and falsely claimed that the girl died of heat exhaustion after being taken to a rally against the security bills.
BUSINESS / Tech
Sep 30, 2015
Twitter may expand 140-character limit with new product
Twitter is finally waking up to the idea that some things just cannot be summed up in 140 characters.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 25, 2015
Teen held over Chan death threat tweet 'couldn't stomach pop star's hypocrisy'
A Tokyo teenager nabbed for posting an online death threat to Agnes Chan said he couldn't stomach what he described as the hypocrisy of the former pop star, known for her wealthy lifestyle and benevolent activities, according to police.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 3, 2015
Refugee scene of horror: 12 Syrians drown, including toddler found on Turkey resort beach
An image of a drowned toddler washed up on the beach in one of Turkey's prime tourist resorts swept across social media on Wednesday after at least 12 presumed Syrian refugees died trying to reach the Greek island of Kos.
JAPAN
Aug 27, 2015
Police riled by flood of emergency calls tied to bogus tweets
A bogus message being shared on social media is causing a headache for the National Police Agency, as Twitter users have been tricked into dialing the emergency number 110 in at least 22 prefectures.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 10, 2015
Ill-timed Disney Japan tweet stokes anger, claims of insensitivity on Nagasaki anniversary
As Nagasaki marked the 70th anniversary of its atomic bombing Sunday, some Japanese Internet users lambasted Disney, one of the largest American cultural establishments, for its alleged insensitivity to public sentiment here.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media
Aug 5, 2015
Asahi Shimbun apologizes for 'inappropriate' tweet about Shinzo Abe
Tadashi Tominaga, the newspaper's senior staff writer, had posted a photograph of an ultranationalist rally, writing that the participants were supporters of the prime minister.
WORLD
Jul 14, 2015
FBI probing after Trump got tweeted threats from escapee Mexican drug kingpin: aide
An aide to Donald Trump said on Monday the FBI is investigating threatening tweets to the U.S. Republican presidential candidate purported to have originated from Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a notorious Mexican drug lord who escaped from prison on Saturday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 29, 2015
Meet Shabani, the new alpha male role model
Photos and videos of Shabani, a male Western Lowland Gorilla currently living at the Higashiyama Zoo in Nagoya, are going viral. A look at what people are saying suggests that his charm goes deeper than just his good looks. Here are some highlights of this new social media sensation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 12, 2015
Dick Costolo quits Twitter helm in another shake-up amid slow growth; shares briefly surge
Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo abruptly announced he was stepping down on Thursday amid increasing scrutiny of the company's slow user growth and inability to attract advertisers at the same rate as its competitors.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 6, 2015
Desktop PC queries topped by Google mobile searches in 10 countries
Google Inc. users in the U.S., Japan and other key countries have shifted more than half their Internet searches to handheld devices from personal computers, driving the company's investments in features for mobile gadgets.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 13, 2015
Hacker commandeers DPJ chief's Twitter account, posts spam messages
The Twitter account of Katsuya Okada, president of the Democratic Party of Japan, the nation's largest opposition party, was temporarily commandeered by a hacker over the weekend who posted multiple spam messages under his name, a party source said Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 9, 2015
Real-time Web service aims to inform disaster victims via Twitter
A new Web-based real-time information service may help provide quick and reliable disaster-related information via tweets while alerting users to unsubstantiated rumors and fake tips.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Apr 3, 2015
Sweet tweet forges ties between sword-making town, ice cream maker
A humorous tweet earlier this year about an ice cream bar boosted new ties between the city of Seki in Gifu Prefecture, well known for its swords, and sweets maker Imuraya Group Co. that otherwise would not have been nurtured.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 16, 2015
Tweets by 1970 JAL hijackers in North Korea drawing harsh reactions
Messages posted on Twitter by a group of Japanese who defected to North Korea after hijacking a Japan Airlines jetliner to Pyongyang in 1970, and by their wives, have attracted more than 4,000 followers — and mostly harsh reactions — since starting last October.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Mar 6, 2015
Man finds girl of his dreams in the mirror
Keisuke Jinushi was tired of seeing social-networking snapshots of his friends with their girlfriends, at weddings or with their newborn children. He was single and felt like time was slipping away for him while everyone else was happily moving on with life. He wanted what they had, and to flaunt it...
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Mar 6, 2015
How to make girlfriends and influence followers
For many, social media is a place to show off milestones in life: vacations, weddings, families. But what if you don't have any of those things?
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 3, 2015
Boko Haram posts video showing execution of two men for spying
Boko Haram posted a video showing two men who were beheaded after they were accused of spying on the Nigerian Islamist militants.
WORLD
Mar 3, 2015
Twitter, law enforcement investigate alleged Islamic State threats
Twitter Inc. and law enforcement authorities are investigating alleged threats made by Islamic State militants against the social media network's co-founder and other employees, the company said in reaction to media reports.

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