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Gov’t to implement cyberattack stress tests for infrastructure

(Yomiuri: December 18, 2015 – p.4)    The government will implement cyberattack stress tests during fiscal 2016, targeting civil infrastructure such as electrical substations and gas transmission facilities that are essential to people’s lives. “White hat hackers” (ethical hackers) that specialize in cyber-defense techniques will attack the control systems of those facilities and check for vulnerabilities. The government aims to….Read more

  • 2015-12-18 15:00:00
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Construction begins in eastern part of Futenma base for return of land

(Yomiuri: December 18, 2015 – p. 4)    The Okinawa Defense Bureau began construction work on Dec. 17 on the eastern side (about four hectares) of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Futenma Air Station in (Ginowan City), Okinawa Prefecture, for the return of land used by the U.S. military. The governments of Japan and the United States agreed on Dec. 4….Read more

  • 2015-12-18 15:00:00
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Ginowan mayoral race a proxy war over Futenma relocation

(Asahi: December 18, 2015 – p. 4)    By Takufumi Yoshida, Takuya Suzuki    Less than a month is left before the official start of campaigning on Jan. 17 for the mayoral election in Ginowan City, Okinawa, on Jan. 24. Ginowan hosts the Futenma Air Station.    Preliminary skirmishes are raging between forces condoning the Futenma base’s relocation within Okinawa….Read more

  • 2015-12-18 15:00:00
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New anti-Henoko relocation umbrella group launched in Okinawa

(Tokyo Shimbun: December 15, 2015 – p. 1)    Local lawmakers, business leaders, and others opposed to the relocation of the U.S. forces’ Futenma Air Station (in Ginowan City, Okinawa) to Henoko, Nago City, held an inaugural meeting in Ginowan City on Dec. 14 to launch the “all-Okinawa conference to stop the construction of the new Henoko base,” a new….Read more

  • 2015-12-15 15:00:00
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Column: Seven proposals to Japanese, U.S. gov’ts on relations with Okinawa

(Mainichi: December 13, 2015 – p. 2)    By Kent Calder, director of Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies; translated into Japanese by Muneo Takahashi    The plan to relocate the U.S. forces’ Futenma Air Station (in Ginowan City, Okinawa) to Henoko, Nago City, has been the most exasperating and intractable issue for officials involved with Japan-U.S. relations for nearly….Read more

  • 2015-12-14 15:00:00
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Tourism Agency reprimands travel agent for organizing Henoko protest tours

(Sankei: December 12, 2015 – p. 1)    It was learned on Dec. 11 that a travel agency in Tokyo had been organizing “Okinawa support tours” to participate in protest activities against the relocation of the Futenma Air Station to Henoko, Nago City. Since this may be in violation of the provisions of the Travel Agency Law prohibiting solicitation for….Read more

  • 2015-12-14 15:00:00
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Onaga says obstruction of Henoko relocation is “right course”

(Tokyo Shimbun: December 10, 2015 – p. 2)    Dec. 10 marks one year since Okinawa Prefectural Governor Takeshi Onaga took office. He held a press conference on Dec. 9 at the prefectural government office. He reviewed the circumstances leading to the intensification of the confrontation with the national government over the relocation issue of the U.S. military’s Futenma Station….Read more

  • 2015-12-10 15:00:00
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Olympics minister says cybersecurity law should be revised in “regular Diet session”

(Nikkei: December 8, 2015 – p. 4)    Toshiaki Endo, minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, said on Dec. 7 that the basic law on cybersecurity “should be revised in the regular Diet session next year.” Revisions to the law will include measures to enhance the authority of the National Information Security Center (NISC), which serves….Read more

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Analysis: Early return of land will not lead to lightening Okinawa’s burden

(Akahata: December 5, 2015 – p. 2)    The joint press release by the governments of Japan and the U.S. will not lead to a reduction of the base-hosting burden on Okinawa. It is an agreement full of deceptions.    The consolidation plan, which agreed upon in April 2013, calls for construction of a new base in Henoko and relocation….Read more

  • 2015-12-07 15:00:00
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Japan to expand cyber security cooperation with Latin American, Middle East countries

(Nikkei: December 7, 2015 – p. 2)    The government will broaden its network of international cooperation for dealing with cyberattacks. In addition to the Western countries and the ASEAN states, it will also start discussions with the Latin American and Middle East nations, with which it has not had a strong cooperative relationship so far.    This is because….Read more

  • 2015-12-07 15:00:00
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