April 01, 2015
When Mika started her blog, she introduced herself as a "fifth-grader in Class 1 at No. 4 Elementary School, student ID number 16." One day, she attached a photo of a woman in...
March 25, 2015
Instant Internet access is in the cards for foreign visitors to Japan with the introduction of new mobile-phone SIM-card vending machines at airports and sightseeing spots.
March 07, 2015
Travel-related services topped the list of spending for online shoppers in January, according to figures released March 6 by the telecommunications ministry.
February 17, 2015
In a dimly lit warehouse in southeastern Saitama Prefecture, 150 game machines are lined up with no people in sight. An electronic beeping breaks the silence, and a mechanical...
February 12, 2015
BEIJING--China's Internet curbs are isolating it from the world and having a "highly detrimental" impact on business, a European lobby said on Feb. 12, in an unusually strong...
December 29, 2014
BEIJING--Google Inc.'s Gmail was blocked in China after months of disruptions to the world's biggest e-mail service, with an anti-censorship advocate suggesting the Great...
December 25, 2014
A website that connects foodies who aspire to cook cuisines from around the world with native instructors in Japan is enjoying increasing popularity, providing an opportunity...
December 23, 2014
WASHINGTON/BEIJING--North Korea, at the center of a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of Sony Pictures, itself experienced Internet outages on Dec. 22, a...
November 28, 2014
The government said it will add an Internet response option for the 2015 national census that it will begin conducting next fall that it hopes will improve the response rate...
November 28, 2014
NAGOYA--In a real-world exercise, teams of four students at Aichi Prefectural Nanyo Senior High School in Nagoya’s Minato Ward were using vellum paper to draft layouts for a...
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.