Kanagawa government hard disks swiped, sold online www3.nhk.or.jp

Officials of Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo, say hard disk drives with taxpayers' personal information were auctioned online. An employee of an outside contractor is suspected of selling the disks.

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Tokyo 2020: Radiation hot spots discovered at Olympics torch relay start www.independent.co.uk

Radiation hot spots have been found at the J-Village sports facility in Fukushima where the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay will begin, Greenpeace Japan said on Wednesday.
Greenpeace's survey found ra…

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Google launching startup accelerator, campus in Tokyo, Japan sociable.co

Today Google announces that it is opening the Google for Startups Campus in Tokyo, Japan, which will also include a startup accelerator.

“The new Campus means we’re better able to help many more foun…

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Is Japan considering a digital currency? decrypt.co

Nations across the globe are working on digital currencies, with Japan the latest to dip its toe in the water.
Although the Bank of Japan’s deputy governor stated earlier this year that it had no pla…

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Day in the Life of a Japanese Game Programmer

A Japanese Game Developer working in Tokyo Japan. This is the programmer life in Japan. As a Japanese game programmer you'll see what it is like commuting to work in Tokyo and going to work at one o…

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Japan is losing the tech race. One AI startup is hoping to change that cnn.com

The first commercially available car navigation system was released in 1981 by Japanese company Honda.
Sat nav – The first commercially available car navigation system was released in 1981 by Japanes…

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How Japanese prints inspired a tattoo frenzy cnn.com

The rise in popularity and decades-long frenzy for tattoos is detailed in the 2017 book "Tattoos in Japanese Prints" by Sarah Thompson, curator of Japanese art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; it'…

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Eevee Day now officially recognized in Japan as a day to celebrate the cute furry Pokémon soranews24.com

But equally as charming is the brown cat-fox creature known as Eevee, who has recently gained enough fame to bust out its very own adorable Eevee parade.
What’s more, a special branch from the Pokémo…

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Explaining 'Manual Keigo,' the Code of Japan's Clerks www.citylab.com

Yuriko Nakao/ReutersThroughout Japan, store clerks and other service industry workers are trained to use the elaborate honorific speech called “manual keigo.” But change is coming.
Manual keigo swept…

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Tatsuo Horiuchi - the Michelangelo of Microsoft Excel

When Tatsuo Horiuchi retired, he decided to try his hand at art. But instead of spending money on paints and brushes, Horiuchi used what he already had pre-installed on his computer—Microsoft Excel. …

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