Stolen USB flash drive divulges Japanese-U.S. troop deployments

Posted by Humphrey Cheung

Tokyo (Japan) – A USB flash drive containing valuable deployment maps of Japanese and US military forces was stolen last year and the culprit has be caught.  At first, the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force claimed the drive was merely lost, but investigators discovered a 33-year-old captain actually stole it along with 2000 yen in cash (about $20 USD) and a 10,000 yen airline coupon.  After the theft the captain tried to commit suicide by swallowing a massive amount of drugs, probably in modern version of seppuku to restore his honor.  Fortunately, he was found in time and taken to the hospital.

Amazingly the captain has only been suspended for 60 days.

Read more … Mainichi Daily News