Hackers break into Toyota server
Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday its Japanese-language corporate website had been hacked earlier this month.

The world's biggest auto maker said the security breach didn't compromise customer information because such data isn't stored on the site. But it urges those who visited the site from June 5 to June 14 to install anti-virus software.

Toyota said unauthorized parties accessed one of its servers and tinkered with it so visitors to the Japanese home page were redirected to a different website that automatically installed a program onto their computer.

Toyota said it was the first time its website had ever been hacked.

Dec 19
A massive storm system dropped feet of snow on parts of Japan this week, leading to travel problems and at least 11 deaths. (weather.com)
Dec 19
The first filling station in the Kanto area for fuel cell cars that run on compressed hydrogen gas opened in Tokyo's Nerima Ward on Thursday. (Japan Today)
Dec 19
Financial assets held by Japanese households rose to a record high at the end of September. (NHK)
Dec 19
The Japanese Bankers Association said Thursday the banking industry will launch a settlement system to allow instant fund transfers between banks 24 hours a day all year round in Japan from 2018. (Jiji Press)
Dec 19
The US Defense Department has chosen Japan and Australia to provide maintenance for F-35 joint strike fighter jets in the Asia-Pacific region. (NHK)
Dec 19
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police plan to limit pedestrian access to Shibuya's famous scramble crossing to avoid trouble from rowdy revelers on New Year's Eve. (Japan Today)
Dec 18
The Osaka District Court has ruled that Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's order to check whether municipal office workers had tattoos was illegal and constituted an invasion of privacy. (Japan Today)
Dec 18
The Chiba Public Safety Commission has banned a 29-year-old man from Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, from riding a bicycle for 90 days, after he was found guilty of cycling under the influence of "kiken" quasi-legal drugs. (Japan Times)
Dec 18
Police in Nara said Wednesday they have arrested a public school teacher for intruding into the bedroom of a woman who lives in the same apartment building as he does. (Japan Today)
Dec 18
Police in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, said Wednesday that a 37-year-old woman was found dead with knife wounds to her neck in her apartment on Tuesday night. (Japan Today)
Dec 17
A Dallas-bound American Airlines jet coming from South Korea made an emergency landing in Japan early Wednesday after encountering turbulence. At least 12 people on board the plane were injured. (NHK)
Dec 16
A couple in their 80s were stabbed by an intruder in their home in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture, on Tuesday morning. (Japan Today)
Dec 16
Nineteen employees of Tokyo Metro Co are facing disciplinary action after they colluded to falsify mandatory alcohol tests. (Japan Today)
Dec 14
Heavy snow caused a power outage along parts of the Joetsu Shinkansen Line for about six hours on Sunday morning, leaving some 300 passengers trapped in a bullet train for 2½ hours near the mountainous southern border of Niigata Prefecture. (Japan Times)
Dec 14
From relative obscurity only two years ago, to doing various concerts around the world in 2014, the presence of BABYMETAL has been sudden, if not shocking. (Japan Today)