Japan and Netherlands Poised to Join US in China Semiconductor Crackdown

Japan and the Netherlands may be joining the US in its efforts to isolate the Chinese semiconductor industry over security concerns.

Japanese Government Wants to Remotely Turn Down Home AC Units

The Japanese government is looking for unprecedented power over people’s home, wanting the ability to remotely turn down AC units.

US Pressures Allies to Restrict Chip Exports to China

The US is ramping up pressure on China, asking its allies to restrict semiconductor exports to the country.

Amazon May Enter Japan’s Prescription Drug Market

Amazon is reportedly looking at its next medical venture, considering a move into Japan’s prescription drug market in 2023.

Huawei Willing to Meet Any Demand From Swedish Government

Huawei has signaled it is willing to meet any demand the Swedish government may impose to avoid being banned from the country’s 5G networks.

Twitter Encourages Telecommuting Due to Coronavirus

Twitter is encouraging employees worldwide to work from home, if at all possible, in an effort to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Google Employee Diagnosed With Coronavirus

Despite limiting travel, an employee at Google’s Switzerland offices has been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Japan Encourages Telecommuting Over Coronavirus Fears

As the coronavirus spreads, Japan is now encouraging companies to have their employees telecommute in an effort to contain the virus.

Rakuten Rolling Out Revolutionary 5G Mobile Network In Japan

As 5G rolls out consumers will understand the benefits. The key is an edge computing. There is a very low latency between your device and edge. It’s just a millisecond latency, so it’s almost like you have artificial intelligence. You hold your own artificial intelligence in your hand.

Amazon Prime Instant Video Hits Japan Next Month

Not to be outdone, Amazon is also expanding its streaming video services to Japan. Netflix recently confirmed that it will officially launch in Japan – its first Asian country – on September 2nd. Now, Amazon has announced that it will…

Netflix Hits Japan Sept. 2nd, Its First Asian Country

We’ve known that Netflix was gearing up for its big launch into Asia, starting with Japan. Now we have a hard date. Netflix will be available in Japan on September 2nd. \ヨッ!/ #ネトフリ pic.twitter.com/7LqIMZhioq — Netflix Japan (@NetflixJP) August…

Tsunami Warning For Japan Downgraded

A tsunami warning that was issued for Japan was downgraded to a watch at about 10 am local time. A 6.7 magnitude earthquake, for which the epicenter was at a depth of about 14 miles, shook much of northeast Japan.…

Netflix Announces Japan Launch Plans

Netflix announced its plans to launch in Japan in the fall. This is part of the company’s full global roll-out, which is planned to be be completed by the end of next year. “With its rich culture and celebrated creative…

Gracie Gold Advances to Grand Prix Final

Figure skater and 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics team bronze medalist Gracie Gold won the women’s free skate at the NHK Trophy event in Osaka, Japan on Saturday. The victory allowed her to come in first overall and to secure a…

Tsunami In Japan Is Not Happening After 5.6 Earthquake

Even though buildings in Tokyo were shaking because of the latest 5.6 earthquake that hit Japan yesterday, no Tsunami warning was sounded. That’s because experts in Japan were positive a tsunami was not going to happen. And it didn’t happen.…

Amazon Coins Expanded To Two More Countries

Amazon Coins (not to be confused with Amazon’s recently launched store for collectable coins) is expanding into Japan and Australia. The virtual currency was launched last year, and the company says customers have already spent hundreds of millions of Amazon…

Rare Blue-Colored Red King Crab Caught in Alaska

An exceedingly rare blue-colored red king crab was caught in Norton Sound, Alaska on the fourth of July, and ended up making its rounds as a sort of tourist attraction. Commercial crabber Frank McFarland discovered the unique crab in one…

Super Typhoon Neoguri Heads for Japan

Super Typhoon Neoguri is expected to reach Okinawa early Tuesday, in what has been described as a “once in decades” storm. The Japan Meteorological Agency has measured sustained winds of 123 miles per hour, with gusts so far hitting 168…

Fukushima Radiation Tested for Along Pacific Coast

In March of 2011, a 9.0 earthquake in the Pacific triggered a tsunami which hit the coast of Japan, nearly demolishing the Fukushima nuclear power plant and resulting in huge amounts of radiation being washed into the ocean. In the…

Japan Wants to Give Tourists Free Wi-Fi in Tons of Public Places by 2016

There are a bunch of wonderful things about being a tourist in Japan–the food, the culture, the nightlife, and the history, to name a few. But one thing tourists have complained about for years is the difficulty of accessing Wi-Fi…