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  1. Hanno Labuschagne

    Apple Vision Pro resellers push price beyond R100,000

    Apple Vision Pro resellers push price beyond R100,000 Apple Inc.’s limited release of the Vision Pro headset is fostering a resale market that’s pricing the device far beyond its $3,500 (R66,164) starting price. On Japan’s Mercari marketplace, the base 256GB model sold for ¥800,000 (R101,792)...
  2. Hanno Labuschagne

    PlayStation veteran tasked with boosting Xbox games

    PlayStation veteran tasked with boosting Xbox games Microsoft Corp. is betting that Mena Kato — a PlayStation veteran who grew up playing Nintendo classics like Donkey Kong — will help it finally drive a wedge into the world’s No. 3 gaming market. Kato helped build Sony Group Corp.’s console...
  3. Hanno Labuschagne

    Cool(ing) Japanese tech takes on extreme heat

    Cool(ing) Japanese tech takes on extreme heat As extreme heat blankets the globe from Phoenix to Athens, entrepreneurs are responding with an array of personal cooling devices that can help reduce health risks for everyone from infants to outdoor workers. At Tokyo’s annual Extreme Heat...
  4. Vorastra

    North Korean missile launch sparks evacuation confusion in Japan

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/apr/13/japan-orders-hokkaido-residents-to-take-cover-after-north-korean-missile-launch
  5. Vorastra

    Pokemon Says Goodbye To Ash With Final Scene

    https://comicbook.com/anime/news/pokemon-ash-ketchum-final-scene-watch/
  6. Vorastra

    A Yale Professor Suggested Mass Suicide for Old People in Japan. What Did He Mean?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/12/world/asia/japan-elderly-mass-suicide.html
  7. Hanno Labuschagne

    Apple faces R1.67 billion in outstanding taxes in Japan

    Apple faces R1.67 billion in outstanding taxes in Japan Apple faces about $98 million in back taxes in Japan, a bill that appears to be tied to bulk sales of duty-free devices to foreign tourists, Nikkei reported. Japan’s tax-free shopping for visitors staying less than six months doesn’t...
  8. Hanno Labuschagne

    Japan's new biogas plant will be fuelled by 250 metric tons of cow manure every day

    Japan's new biogas plant will be fuelled by 250 metric tons of cow manure every day A Canadian company has teamed up with the renewable energy arm of Japanese property group Toyo to build one of Japan’s biggest plants to convert cow manure into power, the latest effort to fight the potent...
  9. Hanno Labuschagne

    Abusing someone online in Japan can land you in jail for a year

    Abusing someone online in Japan can land you in jail for a year Cyberbullies in Japan could now face up to a year in prison, as the government cracks down on online abuse following the suicide of a 22-year-old professional wrestler and reality TV star who was hounded on social media. New...
  10. Vorastra

    Japan seeks record military spending in 2022 to counter Chinese influence

    https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/08/31/japan-defense-military-spending/2201630409308/
  11. J

    Japan is expected to run out of phone numbers

    Japan is expected to run out of phone numbers Japan is expected to run out of 11-digit phone numbers by 2022, the Japan Times reports. As a result of this shortage, the country plans to assign 10 billion 14-digit numbers before the end of 2021.
  12. J

    Japanese cryptocurrency startup raises over $1 billion

    Japanese cryptocurrency startup raises over $1 billion Liquid Group Inc., a Tokyo-based crypto-currency trading platform, put out a press release Wednesday that it had raised venture funds at a valuation in excess of $1 billion, making it one of the rare so-called unicorns in Japan. The...
  13. J

    Japan unveils guidelines for ICOs

    Japan unveils guidelines for ICOs Japan is moving toward legalizing initial coin offerings, even as countries such as China and the U.S. restrict the fundraising technique. [Bloomberg]
  14. J

    Japan wants to legalize professional gaming tournaments

    Japan wants to legalize professional gaming tournaments Japan’s ruling party wants to legalize professional gaming tournaments amid speculation that video games will become an Olympic medal sport by 2024.
  15. Ivan Leon

    Nissan To Recall All New Cars Sold In Japan In Last 3 Years

    Nissan Motor Co Ltd will recall all 1.2 million new passenger cars it sold in Japan over the past three years after discovering final vehicle inspections were not performed by authorised technicians, it said on Monday. The recall is the second major misconduct incident involving a Japanese...
  16. J

    Inside Japan's retro video game stores

    Inside Japan's retro video game stores Renewed interest in vintage Japanese video games is drawing buyers to the country’s*online markets and retro gaming shops.
  17. Newsfeed

    Don’t stress if you lose your phone in Japan

    Don’t stress if you lose your phone in Japan When Maithilee Jadeja reported her lost phone to police in February 2017, she had both a precise and vague location. It was in a shallow crevice, somewhere near the summit of Mount Aso, Japan’s largest active volcano. She had dropped it while...
  18. Kevin Lancaster

    Airbag giant Takata files for bankruptcy

    Airbag giant Takata files for bankruptcy Japan’s crisis-hit car parts manufacturer Takata said it filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the US on Monday, after deadly faults in its airbags triggered the auto industry’s biggest ever safety recall.
  19. RyanBrothwell

    Mugabe promises 'good returns' to Japanese investors

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Monday promised that Japanese investors in Zimbabwe would be treated in a "robust and effective manner", state-owned ZBC television reported. Mugabe said Zimbabwe was ready to do business with Japan and ensure good returns for investors. Accompanied by...
  20. Ivan Leon

    Japan may expand air bag recalls; worried about impact on industry

    Honda Motor and Mazda Motor may have to recall another 200,000 cars in Japan to replace Takata Corp air bags if Takata complies with a U.S. order to recall cars across the United States rather than just in humid regions. Several automakers in the U.S. have issued regional recalls of certain...
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