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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The real Akihabara: ‘publication of the private’

Anyone with even a passing interest in modern Japan will have heard of Tokyo’s Akihabara district, most likely through squealing newspaper or blog stories detailing just how weird and depraved the one-time electronics Mecca is…

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

ATMs speak up to stop extortion scams
Read the full story Japan | Off Topic 06:28 AM Mark Weitzman • Permalink

Con artists continually update their techniques for fraudulently getting cash from elderly victims in Japan, but automatic teller machines are catching up quickly.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Stopping ATM scams with cellphone jammers
Read the full story Japan | Wireless 09:31 AM Mark Weitzman • Permalink

A Tokyo area bank has begun installing devices that jam cell phone signals in order to prevent elderly citizens from becoming victims of phone fraud. Swindlers have been targeting seniors, telling them to go to the bank and all the while stay…

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Japanese news uses CGI to refute groping allegations

After ten years of litigation, the Japan supreme court ruled in favor of a man who challenged an allegation that he fondled a woman on a Tokyo train. The man fought the police charges in 1999…



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