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On the Misuse of the Reconstruction Budget

On the Misuse of the Reconstruction Budget

James Simpson takes issue with the reporting of misuse of reconstruction budget funds by the Ministry of Defense.

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Daily Yomiuri: Mitsubishi Electric hit with suspension for bill padding

The Defense Ministry and two other government entities have suspended Mitsubishi Electric Corp. as a designated contractor because the company has been found to have inflated invoices, the ministry has announced.

The ministry, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center made the announcements and suspended the company Friday for unspecified periods. The ministry added that Mitsubishi contacted it to admit the allegations the same day.

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China Unlikely to Aid in Mitsubishi Heavy Cyber-Attack Investigation

China Unlikely to Aid in Mitsubishi Heavy Cyber-Attack Investigation

Police investigating the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries hacking case have hit a brick wall after China stalls on cooperating with the investigation. Does China have something to hide?

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Asahi on Possible Leak of Military, Nuclear Info at MHI

Asahi on Possible Leak of Military, Nuclear Info at MHI

The Asahi leads with a scoop suggesting that the recent cyber-attack on Mitsubishi Heavy Industries leaked nuclear and military information to the wider world. Full story within.

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KHI: Phishing Email Came From Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies

KHI: Phishing Email Came From Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies

Kyodo Press reports on the roots of the phishing attempt upon Kawasaki Heavy Industries, another major defense contractor affected by the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries cyber-security scare

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Extent of "cyber-attack" at MHI increasingly visible

Extent of "cyber-attack" at MHI increasingly visible

Daily Yomiuri reports that data on Japan's Type-80 air-to-ship missile was among data stolen in 300,000 unauthorized access attempts made to a server at a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries site in Komaki, Aichi.

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The First Step Towards a Protection of Secrets Law?

The First Step Towards a Protection of Secrets Law?

Following the Senkaku Islands incident last year, is it any wonder that the government is working hard on producing a Protection of Secrets Law?

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries: The Chinese Connection?

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries: The Chinese Connection?

As the finger points towards China, we discover that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries wasn't the only mention of a cyber-attack in Japan this week. Get up-to-date with this news link post.

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Was Mitsubishi hit by cyber-spies?

Was Mitsubishi hit by cyber-spies?

A Yomiuri Shimbun article asks if the August cyber-attack on Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, one of Japan's largest defense manufacturers, an act of espionage?

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries target of cyber-attack

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries target of cyber-attack

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, one of Japan's largest defense manufacturers, has had its several of its computers across many sites compromised by viruses.

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UAVs and Beyond: The Significance of This Year's Miyakojima Run

UAVs and Beyond: The Significance of This Year’s Miyakojima Run

The recent sighting of a shipborne Chinese UAV only partly explains the importance of this year's training exercise: it was a display of China's growing naval capabilities and technological development.

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Fukushima Dai-Ichi and Public Confidence

Fukushima Dai-Ichi and Public Confidence

Day after day, more and more bad news is released from the Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) regarding the current and prior status of the embattled Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant. Kyodo‘s latest press release on the topic paints a bleak picture of events at the plant in the immediate aftermath of the disaster:...

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