Tokyo police also believe he gained access to a senior high school’s intranet system in the western Japanese prefecture.
The boy, who lives in the city of Saga, was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of uploading software onto the Internet that allows users to watch pay TV programs for free.
Tokyo police say they have found data on the boy’s personal computer that came from the Saga school and education board. The information includes the names, addresses and grades of students in Saga.
Only teachers are authorized to have access to that information.
Police say the boy admitted accessing those systems 3 times.
In delaying its IPO by two years, Japanese messaging app company Line Corp. bought time to correct weak financial reporting controls, work on its business plan, bolster staffing — and left billions of dollars on the table as its valuation shriveled. (Japan Times)
A 17-year-old boy arrested for uploading illegal software is suspected of hacking into the computer system of Saga Prefecture’s board of education. (NHK)
Japan’s highest hydropower dam has begun to release water for tourists. (NHK)
The campaign for Japan’s Upper House election on July 10 is shaping up to be one of the dullest in recent memory. (wsj.com)
Police in Okinawa have arrested a US civilian employee at a US base in the prefecture for drinking and driving. (NHK)
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida asked British Ambassador to Japan Tim Hitchens on Monday to help ensure a stable business environment for Japanese companies in Britain in the wake of the country’s historic vote to leave the European Union. (Japan Times)
Asia’s equity markets were the first to suffer through a Brexit-fueled rout. Old Mutual PLC and Citi Private Bank are betting they may be the first to recover. (Japan Times)
The number of visitors to the observation deck of Abeno Harukas, the tallest skyscraper in Japan, has reached surpassed 5 million, thanks to increased foreign tourists, the operator of the building said. (Japan Today)
Former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama will sit on an international advisory committee of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, it was learned Saturday. (Japan Times)
The main opposition Democratic Party’s leader Katsuya Okada said Sunday he will not run for his party’s leadership in September if the party’s candidate in his hometown in central Japan loses in the upper house election. (Japan Today)