The Japan News (Japan)

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry plans to use small beacons to collect location information on about 33,000 people who will climb Mt. Fuji in August, according to sources. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Japan-U.S. nuclear energy cooperation agreement was automatically extended Tuesday after its initial 30-year period ended Monday. However, it is now possible for either government to terminate the accord at any time by giving the other side six months’ notice. 

FARNBOROUGH, Britain (The Japan News/ANN) - Japan’s first domestically produced passenger jet made its first public demonstration flight on Monday at Britain’s Farnborough International Airshow 2018.

​TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - An Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry survey has found evidence of 150 cases of cybersecurity flaws in devices that are linked to the internet of things, or IoT (see below), and are used to remotely monitor the country’s crucial infrastructure such as dams and railways.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi spoke recently at a political school in Tokyo run by his longtime foe Liberal Party coleader Ichiro Ozawa, describing his desire to dismantle the nation’s nuclear power plants.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Illegal private lodging facilities have decreased while the price of legal rentals has risen due to the scarcity of available rooms after the Private Lodging Business Law came into force on June 15.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japan's tourism ministry will step up efforts to make the nation’s airports more accessible for disabled people ahead of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it has been learned.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused North Korea of operating secret facilities for the enrichment of uranium when he met senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol during his July 6-7 visit to the country, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government is considering introducing a system in which divorced parents can have joint custody of their children, by reviewing the current system that grants only one of them such authority, it has been learned.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN)—Asuka Nakajima is the type of computer expert called a “white hat hacker.” Also described as hackers working for justice, white hat hackers including Nakajima work to find faults in personal computer software to identify possible security holes.