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Paralympics GB stunned after Yokohama hotels demand payment for accessibility

• Paralympics GB team hit with ‘huge headache’ for training camp• Senior figure says hotels have shown a ‘total lack of interest’British Paralympic officials say they were left stunned when hotels near their training camp for the 2020 Games demanded they pay to make rooms accessible for wheelchair athletes – and then pay again to convert them back afterwards.One senior figure said there had been a “total lack of interest” from hotels they had contacted in Yokohama when it came to helping the Bri...
Tags: Paralympics, Olympic Games, Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, ParalympicsGB, Disability sport, Sport


Japan reporter sues government after passport is invalidated

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese journalist known for covering war zones has sued the Foreign Ministry after it invalidated his passport and demanded he surrender it, saying it deprives him of his right to travel and interferes with press freedom. Kosuke Tuneoka was stopped at Tokyo’s Haneda airport in February on his way to Yemen […]
Tags: Nation, Nation & World


Crestview to sell JR Automation for $1.43 bln

Hitachi Ltd said April 23 that it agreed to buy the robotic SI business operated by JR Automation Technologies LLC. Crestview Partners is the seller. The acquisition price for JR Automation is $1.425 billion. JR Automation, of Holland, Michigan, builds production lines and logistics systems using industrial robots. PRESS RELEASE Tokyo, April 24, 2019 — Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) today announced that on April 23, 2019 it entered into a definitive contract for the acquisition of the robot...
Tags: M&A, Tech, USA, KEC, HIES


With limos and private train, Kim Jong Un travels in style

TOKYO (AP) — It’s a short hop from Pyongyang to Vladivostok by plane. There’s even a semi-regular flight. But for his first summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has once again opted to go by train. And while they aren’t quite as flashy as the “Beast,” which President […]
Tags: Nation, Nation & World


Nissan slashes profit amid Ghosn scandal, lagging sales

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan has lowered its profit forecast for the fiscal year through March as the Japanese automaker, contends with slowing sales and the fallout from the loss of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. Nissan Motor Co. said Wednesday it expects to post a 319 billion yen profit ($2.9 billion) for the fiscal year, […]
Tags: Business, Nation


NEC Accelerates Services Business Leveraging Network Strengths Under the New Brand “NEC Smart Connectivity”

TOKYO, Apr 24, 2019 – (JCN Newswire) – Under the new brand “NEC Smart Connectivity,” NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) will accelerate its services business throughout a wide range of new fields by leveraging its strengths in networking technologies and solutions. Read more… The post NEC Accelerates Services Business Leveraging Network Strengths Under the New Brand “NEC Smart Connectivity” appeared first on Guest Post, Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, PR | TechRecur.com.
Tags: 5G, IOT, Technology, Telecom, Telecom News Updates, Telecom Services updates, Blockchain, IT, LPWA, LTE


Tokyo Eating

I wish I liked sushi because here I was in the heart of sushi makers. I love seafood but I like it cooked and if it tastes too fishy-if you know what I mean-I don’t like it so I was hoping to have a lot of food I was familiar with such as tempura and gyoza. This was one place we went in. The neighborhood around our hotel was loaded with little places to choose from. I wasn’t wild about the food here but I liked the interior. By the way, we had to take our shoes off to enter. A look a...
Tags: Travel, Food, Japan, Tokyo


Japan apologizes to those forcibly sterilized, vows redress

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government has apologized to tens of thousands of victims forcibly sterilized under a now-defunct Eugenics Protection Law and promised to pay compensation. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says he is offering “sincere remorse and heartfelt apology” to the victims. Japan’s parliament enacted legislation earlier Wednesday to provide redress measures, including 3.2 […]
Tags: Nation, Nation & World


Adding to Ghosn woes, Nissan set to slash outlook: report

Nissan Motor Co Ltd will announce on Wednesday a large-scale cut to its earnings outlook for the fiscal year that ended in March, TV Tokyo reported, adding to the company's woes as it grapples with the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.
Tags: businessNews


Iniesta named captain at Vissel Kobe

Tokyo (AFP) – Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has been handed the captain’s armband at J-League outfit Vissel Kobe, the club announced, part of a shake-up following the sacking of their manager last week. The club tweeted a picture of Iniesta holding the armband announcing him as the new captain, with Japan international defender Daigo Nishi and midfielder Hotaru Yamaguchi named as co-captains. World Cup-winning Iniesta, who lifted 32 major trophies with Barcelona, signed for Kobe last May in a...
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Nissan to announce large-scale cut to earnings outlook: report

Nissan Motor Co will announce on Wednesday a large-scale cut to its earnings outlook for the fiscal year that ended in March, TV Tokyo reported, adding to the company's woes as it grapples with the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.
Tags: businessNews


Tokyo graffiti

Tokyo doesn’t have a huge amount of graffiti, but some areas definitely have more than others.
Tags: Photography


Kim Jong-un heads to Russia for first meeting with Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has left for the Russian city of Vladivostok for his first meeting with president Vladimir Putin, during which the two are expected to discuss sanctions, regional security and Pyongyang’s growing need for food aid.  Kim "left here by a private train at dawn on Wednesday to visit the Russian Federation," the North's official Korean Central News Agency reported, kicking off a 20-hour journey to the far north-east of his country, where it has a short border with...


North Korea's Kim will go into Putin summit needing a win

TOKYO (AP) — When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin for their first one-on-one meeting, he will have a long wish list and a strong desire to notch a win after the failure of his second summit with President Donald Trump.


SoftBank to Consider Acquiring 5% Stake in Wirecard

SoftBank has hired financial advisers and is working on a deal to acquire bonds that can be converted into Wirecard shares, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. A representative for Tokyo-based SoftBank declined to comment. A spokeswoman for Munich-based Wirecard didn’t respond to emails and phone calls requesting comment after business hours.


Film Constellation Boards Werner Herzog’s Japanese Film ‘Family Romance’

London-based sales house Film Constellation has boarded Oscar-winning director Werner Herzog’s highly anticipated Japanese-language film “Family Romance” which will have its world premiere in the special screenings section at the Cannes Film Festival. Written and directed by Herzog, the movie shot last spring and summer in Japan in Tokyo and Aomori with non-professional Japanese actors […]
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Kim, Putin To Meet In First One-On-One Summit

TOKYO (AP) — When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin for their first one-on-one meeting, he will have a long wish list and a strong desire to notch a win after the failure of his second summit with President Donald Trump. But it’s not entirely clear how much Putin can or will oblige. Despite a relationship that goes back to the very foundation of North Korea, relations between Pyongyang and Moscow haven’t always been the picture of comradery, or even p...
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MoMA Design Store’s Travel Essentials Gift Guide

Items for exploring by planes, trains, bikes and more After a few months of virtual travel with the MoMA Design Store team—from Copenhagen to Malmö and Tokyo—we learned about some of their favorite restaurants, museums and shops, and also explored the countless practical and stylish goods on offer in their own store. From self-watering planters that keep your leafy friends alive while you’re gone, to navigation …
Tags: Design, Accessories, Apparel, Bags, Clothing, Fans, George Sowden, Gift Guides, H Concept, HAY, MoMA Design Store, Sponsored, Travel, Travel Accessories, Water Bottles


Japan drops 'maximum pressure' on North Korea from diplomatic book

Japan on Tuesday dropped the push to apply "maximum pressure" on North Korea from its official foreign policy, an apparent softening of Tokyo's position as major powers engage with Pyongyang. "There have been major developments in the situation surrounding North Korea in light of events such as the US-North Korea summits in June last year and February," Suga told reporters.


Hie Jinja

Hie Jinja is another shrine in Tokyo that was near our hotel. This one dates back to 830 and was started by a Shogun, a military order in control of Japan until the Emperor came into power. A cherry tree graces the entrance. I think I thought cherry tree blossoms were always pink but the most common kind in Japan are white. They can also be pink or yellow. There over 100 varieties in Japan with this white variety being the most common. This shrine was quite a climb up these stairs co...
Tags: Travel, Architecture, Cherry Tree Blossoms, Hie Jinja, Japan, Tokyo


The Sega Genesis Mini is set to arrive this September — and it will have twice as many games as the SNES Classic

The Sega Genesis Mini will be released on September 19, 2019 with 40 classic games pre-loaded on the retro console. Sega announced the Genesis Mini, a replica of its popular 90s video game console, during a fan conference in Tokyo back in April 2018; the company waited a year to confirm the release date. Like Nintendo's popular retro consoles, the Sega Genesis Mini will have HD video output and comes with a pair of wired replica controllers. Unlike Nintendo, Sega has already made dozens of cla...
Tags: Trends, Sony, Nintendo, Tokyo, Sega, SNES, Xbox One Nintendo, Nintendo Sega, Genesis mini


Daily Crunch: Samsung delays the Galaxy Fold

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Samsung reportedly pushes back Galaxy Fold release Four days out from the Galaxy Fold’s official release date, Samsung is pushing things back a bit, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. There’s no firm time frame for the launch, though the phone is still expected “in the coming weeks.” Tech...
Tags: Mobile, Japan, China, Samsung, Tech, Canada, Sony, Tencent, Tokyo, Pax Labs, Cbd, McDonald, Donald Glover, Adam Fisher, Brian Heater, Bharat Vasan


Audioburst raises $10M to build AI-powered infotainment systems for cars, ad solutions

Audioburst, a startup that uses AI technology to extract the best bits from podcasts and talk radio to create new listening experiences, has raised an additional $10 million in strategic funding from Dentsu and Hyundai Motor Company. The new round is focused on helping Audioburst further expand into advertising and in vehicles. It also precedes the company’s planned launch into Japan at the end of 2019. Dentsu and Hyundai join Audioburst’s other strategic investors, Samsung Ventures, Nippo...
Tags: Japan, Tech, Pandora, Tokyo, Hyundai, Hyundai Motor Company, Lge, Dentsu, Audioburst, Japan Brands, Hideki Ishibashi, Dentsu Innovation Initiative, Dr Yun seong Hwang, Bytedance Bose Harman


Audioburst raises $10M to build A.I.-powered infotainment systems for cars, ad solutions

Audioburst, a startup that uses A.I. technology to extract the best bits from podcasts and talk radio to create new listening experiences, has raised an additional $10 million in strategic funding from Dentsu and Hyundai Motor Company. The new round is focused on helping Audioburst further expand into advertising and in vehicles. It also precedes the company’s planned launch into Japan at the end of 2019. Dentsu and Hyundai join Audioburst’s other strategic investors, Samsung Ventures, Nippon...
Tags: Japan, Tech, Pandora, Tokyo, Hyundai, Yun, Hyundai Motor Company, Lge, Dentsu, Audioburst, Japan Brands, Hideki Ishibashi, Dentsu Innovation Initiative, Bytedance Bose Harman


12 food and drink thrills in Japan

J apanese food has skyrocketed in popularity around the world, but discovering why it earned its status as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Property necessitates a trip to the country itself…not that you needed much convincing. Your tasting adventure begins the moment you step aboard your flight with All Nippon Airways, Japan’s premium airline, consistently awarded a five-star rating for its combination of omotenashi (traditional Japanese hospitality) and cuisine. Once on the plane, take a moment ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, Russia, Star, Food And Drink, Tokyo, Sushi, Airlines, Miyazaki, Worcestershire, Travel Guide, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Cuisine, Ana


Ghosn lawyer requests bail after ex-Nissan chairman indicted for fourth time

Japanese prosecutors indicted Carlos Ghosn on Monday on another charge of aggravated breach of trust, a Tokyo court said, the fourth charge against the former Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman which his lawyers met immediately with a bail request.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Tokyo, Nissan, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn, Nissan Motor Co Ltd


Sony launches a taxi-hailing app to rival Uber in Tokyo

Sony last year announced it would enter Japan’s taxi-hailing space and, good to its word, the electronics giant has kicked off its S.Ride service in Tokyo. The service — which was first noted by CNET — is a joint venture between Sony, its payment services subsidiary and five licensed taxi companies. Since ride-hailing with civilian cars is illegal in Japan, the service will focus on connecting licensed taxis with passengers. The electronics giant previously played up its use of AI to match suppl...
Tags: Startups, Lyft, Uber, Asia, Japan, China, Softbank, Spokesperson, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Transport, Sony, Tokyo, Commuting, Toyota, Rakuten


The Latest: Court says Nissan ex-chair Ghosn seeking bail

The Latest on the Nissan Motor Co.'s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, who is facing financial misconduct charges (all times local): 4 p.m.
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Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn hit with fresh charge in Japan

Prosecutors file fourth formal indictment for allegedly siphoning company funds for personal useJapanese prosecutors have charged the former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn with aggravated breach of trust, a Tokyo court said, bringing a fourth charge against him on the day his detention period was set to expire.The charge, on Monday, ensures that Ghosn will remain in custody pending another bail attempt by his lawyers. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Japan, World news, Asia Pacific, Tokyo, Automotive Industry, Nissan, Renault, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn