A cyber-attacker suspected of stealing more than 3,000 documents from the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry looked for specific information through a keyword search, according to government sources.
It is feared that ministry information, including data from highly confidential documents, has fallen into foreign hands as a result of the cyber-attack.
Among the documents thought highly likely to have been compromised, more than 20 were related to negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement. The documents were prepared before a summit meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in November 2011.
Traces of the attacker's actions indicate that his or her spying specifically targeted Japan's moves regarding the TPP.
China's television regulator has ordered a crackdown on dramas about the country's battles with Japan during and before World War Two and demanded they be more serious, state media said on Friday, following viewer complaints about ludicrous storylines. (Reuters )
Shukan Post (May 24) conveys the difficulties experienced by other parts of the adult-entertainment biz in servicing customers from the communist nation.
A deri heru (“delivery health”) call-girl tells the tabloid that she is often requested to arrive at major hotels in the Shinjuku and Ikebukuro entertainment areas of Tokyo by Chinese visitors. (Tokyo Reporter)