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North Korean hacker group linked to Taiwan bank cyberheist

via The Japan Times    Oct 17, 2017

North Korean soldiers march at the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, on Thursday. | AP

Lazarus, a hacking group linked to North Korea, may have been behind this month’s theft of $60 million from Taiwan’s Far Eastern International Bank, according ...

Psych-rock act Kikagaku Moyo makes a virtue of DIY and keeping it ‘sloppy’

By James Hadfield
- via The Japan Times    Oct 17, 2017

If you were to glance at Kikagaku Moyo’s tour itinerary for 2017, it would be easy to forget that the group was Japanese at all. ...

Fire ants, including two queens, make way to Kyoto via China

via The Japan Times    Oct 15, 2017

Nearly 2,000 fire ants have been discovered in Kyoto in a shipping container that arrived from China, local authorities said Saturday.The ants, including two queens, ...

Sound artist Aki Onda explores memory through sound

By James Hadfield
- via The Japan Times    Oct 14, 2017

Audio snapshots: Aki Onda gives a

"I never miss Japan," says New York resident Aki Onda. "Now I have a distance — that's why I enjoy going back to Tokyo."

Taliban-linked group frees American-Canadian couple taken captive in 2012 and their kids born in captivity

via The Japan Times    Oct 13, 2017

A still image from a video posted by the Taliban on social media last Dec. 19 shows American Caitlan Coleman speaking next to her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, and their two sons. | OURTESY TALIBAN / SOCIAL MEDIA / VIA REUTERS

An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years held captive by a group that has ties to ...

Halilhodzic warns Japan to shape up before Brazil, Belgium tests

By Andrew Mckirdy
- via The Japan Times    Oct 11, 2017

Japan's Shu Kurata (right) avoids a tackle from Haiti's Zachary Herivaux during their 3-3 draw at Nissan Stadium on Tuesday. | AFP-JIJI

National team manager Vahid Halilhodzic branded Japan’s 3-3 draw with Haiti on Tuesday “the worst match I have seen” and warned his players to shape ...

Rakuten, NBA teaming up in media partnership deal

By Kaz Nagatsuka
- via The Japan Times    Oct 10, 2017

Rakuten CEO Hiroshi Mikitani and NBA commissioner Adam Silver shake hands after announcing a media partnership at a news conference in Tokyo on Tuesday. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

Rakuten, Inc. is active in expanding its brand on a global scale, partnering with some of the world’s most famous sports teams like soccer powerhouse ...

Shinji Kagawa’s injury-time goal gives Japan draw with Haiti

By Andrew Mckirdy
- via The Japan Times    Oct 10, 2017

Japan's Gotoku Sakai (C) shoots the ball as Haiti's Mechack Jerome (left) and Jems Geffrard look on in an international friendly at Nissan Stadium on Tuesday night. The match ended in a 3-3 draw. | AFP-JIJI

Shinji Kagawa scored deep into injury time to save Japan from an embarrassing defeat in a 3-3 friendly draw with minnow Haiti on Tuesday night.Japan, ...

20 years of organ transplants

via The Japan Times    Oct 07, 2017

Two decades have passed since the Organ Transplant Law took force, yet Japan carries out far fewer transplant operations than many other countries.

Team Europe ends Japan’s reign as Japan Open champion

via The Japan Times    Oct 07, 2017

Japan missed out on its third consecutive title at the Japan Open team figure skating competition on Saturday, settling for a runner-up finish.The host team, ...

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