Workers harvest the first crop of tea leaves of the year 「一番茶」in 埼玉県- Tokyo Times
Another Playstation Network glitch prompted Sony to take down a password reset website. They're saying they "discovered a glitch" and took the site down on their own to fix it, and that there hasn't been another attack, but really, who knows with them.
The Japan Prize Foundation announced the winners of its 2011 award. There were 4 winners: Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, who developed the Unix operating system, and Tadamitsu Kishimoto and Toshio Hirano whose biomedical research has led to treatments for many diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and Castleman's disease. The Japan Prize Foundation (formerly known as the Science and Technology Foundation of Japan) has been awarding the Japan Prize to innovators in the fields of science and technology since 1985.
Several publications are reporting that Japan is now officially in a recession due to the aftermath of the March tsunami & earthquake.