October 24, 2014
One of my senior moments is when I pick up a dictionary to look up a word and immediately forget what I was searching for.
August 30, 2014
The United Nations called on Japan to enact legislation to "firmly address" growing incidents of hate speech against ethnic Koreans and other minorities.
August 28, 2014
Online retail giant Amazon Japan introduced a new system this summer to rank book publishers, a decision that has not gone down well with its business partners.
August 14, 2014
There must be many parents in Japan who lament the time their children spend on smartphones while they could be doing other things during the summer break.
July 22, 2014
Search engine optimization (SEO) firms are the new must-have, promising to improve a company's website ranking, but many of their clientele are running afoul of Google Inc.'s...
July 11, 2014
Cyber-attacks and illegal access to government computer networks soared to 5.08 million cases in fiscal 2013, a fivefold increase from the previous year, according to the...
July 07, 2014
One major challenge facing today’s highly networked society is how to protect the privacy of individuals while making good use of the vast amount of personal information...
June 05, 2014
More than 30 government agencies and high-tech companies in Japan came under cyber-attacks that forced their computers to connect to a server with a domain name used in China,...
June 03, 2014
BEIJING--With the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown approaching, Chinese authorities are taking no chances when it comes to freedom of speech.
June 02, 2014
Editor’s note: This is the third article in a series on freedom of speech and Internet censorship in China.
May 31, 2014
Editor's note: This is the first article in a series on freedom of speech and Internet censorship in China.
May 12, 2014
A 69-year-old elderly protester used a hand-held microphone to blare her criticism against the U.S. military presence in Okinawa Prefecture, drawing cheers from supporters in...
May 09, 2014
A man who has admitted to making handguns with a three-dimensional printer has been arrested on suspicion of violating the Swords and Firearms Control Law, in Japan’s first...
May 07, 2014
Charmed by a stranger’s online persona, a 19-year-old woman in Tokyo had no qualms about sending pictures of her face to the seemingly normal man. His requests escalated, and ...
April 29, 2014
Cute "moe" characters have long been a major trend in anime and video games in Japan, and the latest craze is the free online card game "Kantai Collection," which features...
April 16, 2014
HO CHI MINH CITY--As the Vietnamese government invests in information technology education, the country's rapidly growing pool of talent is attracting notice from Japanese...
March 27, 2014
Seeking to sever business ties with gangsters, companies are increasingly using police websites that offer the real names of arrested crime syndicate members.
March 18, 2014
Japan faced a full-on cyber attack across government departments on March 18 in a drill aimed at bolstering national security as the country gears up to host the 2020 Olympics.
March 11, 2014
The Riken national research institute is considering withdrawing two scientific reports that were acclaimed as a major breakthrough in stem cell research over discrepancies...
February 12, 2014
BEIJING--China’s new national security commission will focus on thwarting “unconventional” threats against the Communist Party’s rule, such as terrorism and the...