Colossal volcanic eruption could destroy Japan: study

NATIONAL OCT. 27, 2014 – 07:06AM JST ( 26 ) Japan could be nearly destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption over the next century, putting almost all of the country’s 127 million-strong population at risk, according to a new studyAFP TOKYO — Japan could be nearly destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption over the next century,…

Brain Wave May Be Used to Detect What People Have Seen, Recognize

Brain activity can be used to tell whether someone recognizes details they encountered in normal, daily life, which may have implications for criminal investigations and use in courtrooms, new research shows. The findings, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggest that a particular brain wave, known as P300, could…

Chinese ships sail in disputed waters after Japan warning ” fears grow over a potential military clash “

→National Aug. 07, 2014 – 06:30AM JST ( 25 ) TOKYO — Chinese coast guard ships sailed into waters off Japanese-controlled islands in the East China Sea on Wednesday, officials said, after Tokyo’s annual defense paper warned over China’s “dangerous acts” near the disputed archipelago. The report, published Tuesday, said frequent appearances by Chinese ships…

Another Guilty Plea in Navy Corruption Ring

SAN DIEGO (CN) – A retired Navy lieutenant commander pleaded guilty to federal charges of overcharging the Navy for port services for U.S. ships and using some of the money “to treat Navy officials to lavish dinners, cocktails and entertainment,” federal prosecutors said. Edmond A. Aruffo, 45, who retired in 2007, is the seventh defendant…

Police say number of people in organised crime syndicates fell below 60,000 for first time on record last year

Membership of Japan’s yakuza crime gangs falls to all-time low Agence France-Presse in Tokyo theguardian.com,              Thursday 6 March 2014 07.25 EST                 Members of the largest yakuza group, the Yamaguchi-gumi, at a funeral in the 1980s. Photograph: AP The number of people belonging to Japan‘s notorious yakuza crime groups fell to an all-time low…