Hitachi comes under cyber-attack

Hitachi officials say problems were found on part of their in-house computer system on Monday.

They say employees cannot send or receive emails or open attachments. They say similar problems were also found at their group firms abroad.

The officials say they believe their computer system was infected with the same software that locked up computers around the world. They say they are trying to quickly restore the system.

Three men have been accused of gang-raping a woman at a love hotel in Edogawa Ward after drugging her in a restaurant earlier this year, reports Sankei Sports. (

Major Japanese electronics maker Hitachi says it has come under a cyber-attack which may be the same one that rocked the world. (NHK)

North Korea says it successfully test-launched a new type of ground-to-ground ballistic missile on Sunday. (NHK)

A man waiting for a helicopter rescue on a mountain in Yamanashi Prefecture was fatally struck Sunday by stones and parts of trees possibly dislodged by the hovering chopper’s prop wash, local police said. (Japan Times)

The cyberattack that spread malicious software called ransomware is becoming a global issue, and Japan’s National Police Agency says it has confirmed 2 assaults inside the country. (NHK)

The government and ruling parties plan to introduce a system enabling pachinko parlors and other gambling facilities to ban the entry of people with serious addiction, government sources say. (Japan Today)

An 18-year-old high school student in Tokyo has been arrested on suspicion of killing a female student he was dating at the same school, investigative sources said Sunday. (Japan Times)

The mayor of a central Japan city who is appealing a high court conviction for bribery secured his third term Sunday after becoming the only person to file candidacy for the May 21 election by the start of the official campaign period. (Japan Today)

Ibaraki Prefectural Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a male corpse at an abandoned residence in Hitachi City, reports Fuji News Network. (

More than 100 Japanese babies faced off Sunday in a traditional “crying sumo” ring, an annual ceremony believed to bring infants good health. (Japan Today)

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