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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Crying Japanese politician who became internet sensation to quit over expenditure scandal

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:17pm by Associated Press in Kobe

    ... Associated Press in Kobe Ryutaro Nonomura, whose extraordinary display of emotion went viral on the internet, quits over unexplained expenditure of public funds An assemblyman in western Japan’s Hyogo Prefecture, whose hysterical weeping at a press conference was widely circulated on the internet, offered to resign on Friday over his dubious spending of public funds, sources said. ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese firms encourage workers to sleep on the job

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:48pm by GDN

    ... told the Yo miuri Shimbun newspaper. "I think my work performance has improved since I started taking naps." Hugo Inc, an internet consulting company in Osaka, has a flexible ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Controversy engulfs Japan's NHK over failure to cover pacifist fire protest

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:19am by Julian Ryall

    ... on the internet and has been picked up by foreign media, but NHK carried nothing on the incident on any of its television or radio programming. Asked to comment on its decision by The South China Morning ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan arrests 13 Chinese in theft operation targeting online banking

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 11:29pm by Julian Ryall

    ... by secretly accessing internet bank accounts, transferring the funds then withdrawing the money from ATMs. Police have identified the leader of the group as Lin Xiumei, 42, who was arrested in Tokyo ... to unravel further details. The Japanese authorities have evidence that the gang was able to access more than 200 internet bank accounts belonging to people and corporations across the country ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Slasher attacks Japan female pop group AKB48 with saw at fan event

    Posted May 26th 2014, 12:09pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... people will be in good health again soon... and the two group members will show us soon they are in good shape,” wrote another fan on an internet forum, who said his name was “Yamasan”. “I also ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese drug smugglers use online shoppers as mules

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 11:33pm by Julian Ryall

    ... the attention of the authorities here. The parcel was designed to look identical to the thousands of packages containing items purchased over the internet that arrive in Japan from the United States ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan plans to crack down on 'revenge porn' with new legislation

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 05:52pm by JULIAN RYALL IN TOKYO

    ... blocked Ikenaga’s phone calls and mail messages after he began to make threats against her, including a threat to post explicit photos of her on the internet. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party ... that images or videos be swiftly removed from the internet. “Since society is in complete agreement that acts of ‘revenge porn’ constitute a crime, we can finally begin to get moving ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Dotcom tycoon Takafumi Horie released from jail in Tokyo

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Dotcom tycoon Horie released from jail Japan's one-time maverick internet tycoon Takafumi Horie has used Twitter to announce his release from prison ... followed, with the fallen head of internet service provider Livedoor saying he planned to hold a news briefing later in the day and adding: "Wicked. I'm busy doing business, etc." ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese broadcasters refuse to run ads for 'smart' Panasonic TVs

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... television, according to the manufacturer, amid speculation they feel threatened by its combined TV-internet function. Private broadcasters, in a rare case of turning down a major advertiser, have ... because it has failed to keep up with the trend," said one posting under the video by Desuzo Otaku. "Forget it. We live in the time of the internet." "LG, Samsung have already ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    'Fukuppy' firm blames 'misunderstanding' over mascot

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 02:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan’s Fukushima Industries on Tuesday blamed a “misunderstanding” as the internet erupted in sniggers over its “Fukuppy” mascot, a name that recalls a catalogue of mishandling at the Fukushima nuclear plant. The Osaka-based refrigerator maker, whose name derives from its founder and has nothing to do with the area hit by an atomic catastrophe, has ...




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