Digital | Japan Pulse Sep 5, 2015

J-blip: Ipsa's Face Melody

by Tom Hanaway

Every face has a name, a story and . . . a song? That’s the idea behind cosmetic company Ipsa’s newest creation. We should, uh, take it at face value, but the company claims that its Face Melody program can measure the user’s appearance and ...

Japan tourism website touts regional food treats, activities

Business Sep 4, 2015

Japan tourism website touts regional food treats, activities

A new tourism website allows people to share tips and information about the nation's regional cuisine, goods and activities. It aims to attract foreign customers and thereby help local economies tap into the nation's current tourism boom. Nippon Quest showcases hundreds of regional specialties, illustrated ...

World / Crime & Legal Jul 16, 2014

Feds: Terror support defendant a risk to reoffend

Authorities are worried that a British citizen facing sentencing for supporting terrorists in Afghanistan will return to the same conduct when he gets out of prison, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday. Prosecutor Stephen Reynolds told a judge that Babar Ahmad has not shown remorse and ...

National Apr 12, 2013

Fraudulent websites for banks, companies, government agencies found

Apparently fraudulent websites for several Japanese banks, companies, government ministries and agencies have been found, a Financial Services Agency official said Thursday. Although theft of personal data or other problems have yet to be confirmed, many financial institutions are calling on users of their online ...