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Bank of Japan Keeps Monetary Policy on Hold as Economic Outlook Brightens

Posted on July 20th, 2017.

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) kept interest rates on hold Thursday amid signs that ultra-loose monetary policy was breathing new life into the world’s third-largest economy. The BOJ voted to keep its overnight interest rate at -0.1%, unchanged since early 2016. Officials also pledged to continue purchasing Japanese government bonds so...

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Activism

Japanese PM’s Website Targeted in Anonymous Takedown Protesting Whaling

Posted on December 10th, 2015.

A twitter account of an activist hacker purporting to be a part of the hacktivist collective Anonymous has taken claim for the shutdown of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s personal website. In a daily briefing on Thursday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga confirmed in a daily briefing that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s...

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Cybersecurity

Japan’s Cybercriminals Take Payments in PlayStation Codes

Posted on October 16th, 2015.

A report from cybersecurity firm Trend Micro reveals that the cybercriminal underground in Japan is still only finding its feet despite its potential for tremendous havoc. Japan may find itself at the crossroads. It faces a growing threat posed by its cybercriminal underground that is still finding its feet and less prolific compared to...