Suspicious computer logs ignored / Police failed to check data on teen's computer in Yokohama threat case
Yomiuri -- Oct 22
Police failed to check whether a computer owned by a 19-year-old man had been remotely controlled by a third party, even though they were told suspicious logs had been discovered on that computer, it has been learned.
The teenager was arrested July 1 for allegedly posting a threat against a primary school on the Yokohama municipal government's website, and placed on probation the following month.
Suspecting that investigators might have conducted an inappropriate investigation, the Kanagawa prefectural police headquarters are questioning those involved, senior police officials said Saturday.
Internal information regarding JR Kyoto Station was made publicly accessible online when the station floor plans, revealing the locations of inactive gas fire extinguishing equipment, were posted on the Google Groups bulletin board service, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. (The Japan News )
Japan will go ahead with research whaling in the northwestern Pacific for fiscal 2014, but by reducing catches following an International Court of Justice ruling that ordered the country to stop whaling in the Antarctic Ocean, the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry said Friday. (The Japan News )
Hatsune Miku, a computer-generated Japanese pop star who performs as a hologram, is to support some of Lady Gaga's tour of North America next month, the U.S. songstress has announced on Twitter. (Japan Today )
Tochigi prefectural police said Thursday that they are questioning a man in his 30s over the murder of a 7-year-old girl in December 2005. Japanese media quoted police as saying that the man, who was arrested for dealing in fake brand-name goods, has hinted at his involvement in the murder. (Japan Today )