Japan


USA Beats Germany 2-0 in 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Semis

USA Beats Germany 2-0 in 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Semis

The United States Womens' National Team beat Germany, 2-0, to advance to the finals of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cu...

Jun 30 2015, 10:12pm CDT

Solar Impulse Takes Off From Japan to Hawaii

Solar Impulse Takes Off From Japan to Hawaii

A solar airplane "Solar Impulse" has taken off after a forced landing from Japan. It is to cross the length of the Pa...

Jun 29 2015, 8:03am CDT

Solar Impulse 2 Lands in Japan due to Bad Weather

Solar Impulse 2 Lands in Japan due to Bad Weather

Solar impulse 2 makes emergency stop in Nagoya, Japan due to critical weather conditions....

Jun 1 2015, 7:04am CDT

Apple, IBM to get Senior Citizens in Japan on iPads

Apple, IBM to get Senior Citizens in Japan on iPads

Apple, Japan Post Group and IBM are looking to bring iPads and some apps to Japan for senior citizens....

May 1 2015, 8:03am CDT

Apple announced Apple Watch Details ahead of Pre-Order

Apple announced Apple Watch Details ahead of Pre-Order

Apple released a press-release with last-minute updates on the Apple Watch launch....

Apr 9 2015, 7:57am CDT

Japan plans Spy Agency modeled after MI6

Japan Plans Spy Agency Modeled after MI6

Japan wants a spy agency again as it sees its citizen at risk overseas....

Mar 6 2015, 1:56am CST

World’s First Hotel with Robot Staff will open in Japan on July 17

World’s First Hotel with Robot Staff will open in Japan on July 17

This new hotel in Japan is going to employ robots as its staff rather than human beings....

Feb 6 2015, 8:14am CST

Apple geared up for its ‘LUCKY BAG’ PROMOTION'

Apple geared up for its ‘LUCKY BAG’ PROMOTION'

On Jan. 2, 8 a.m. local time in Japan, Apple will give out huge discounts on lucky bags which contain various items, as part of...

Dec 29 2014, 11:21am CST

Mount Ontake erupts, covers central Japanese region

Mount Ontake erupts, covers central Japanese region

On Saturday afternoon, Japan's volcanic Mount Ontake erupted unexpectedly. Sunday turned into the day of recovery and asse...

Sep 28 2014, 6:57pm CDT

Sweeping up after Monsanto's Latest Cover Up

Sweeping up after Monsanto's Latest Cover Up

Biotech giant Monsanto just escaped prosecution for genetically engineered crops landing in a private field. This week, the com...

Sep 27 2014, 6:09pm CDT

Mr. Butch and Sayaka Kanda are First iPhone 6 Customers in Japan

Mr. Butch and Sayaka Kanda are First iPhone 6 Customers in Japan

The iPhone 6 is here. Australia and Japan already got the iPhone 6. Europe is getting them right now....

Sep 19 2014, 2:27am CDT

Cristiano Ronaldo endorses Facial Fitness Pao and Underwear

Cristiano Ronaldo endorses Facial Fitness Pao and Underwear

The handsome and fit football star, Cristiano Ronaldo is currently on top of the world. He endorsed a technological product and...

Aug 4 2014, 7:19am CDT

Sony Explains Why PS4 Does not Sell in Japan

Sony Explains Why PS4 Does not Sell in Japan

Even though Sony's console has gotten off to a blockbuster start worldwide, selling over 7 million units to consumers last we h...

Jul 14 2014, 3:50am CDT

Toyota’s First Hydrogen Fuel-cell Car will Cost $70,000

Toyota’s First Hydrogen Fuel-cell Car will Cost $70,000

Toyota’s hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle which is a 2015 sedan will cost around 7 million yen (roughly around $70,000). Toyota FCV s...

Jun 25 2014, 2:15pm CDT

Why On Earth Is China Nervous About Plutonium in Japan?

I read a funny thing the other day – China is nervous about Japan making atomic weapons and has complained to the International...

Jun 15 2014, 6:26pm CDT

Humanoid Robot Pepper Reading Emotions Goes on Sale in Japan

Humanoid Robot Pepper Reading Emotions Goes on Sale in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Softbank Corp. is entering the robotics business with its cooing, gesturing and sympathetic Pepper humanoid-on-whe...

Jun 5 2014, 4:59am CDT

Hamsters Rear End Photos Craze Hits Japan

Hamsters Rear End Photos Craze Hits Japan

“Hamuketsu” craze is all the rage in Japan. Two books have already been published containing photos of the rear ends of both ma...

May 22 2014, 8:28am CDT

Samsung Galaxy S5 Pink will only Available in Japan Tomorrow

Samsung Galaxy S5 Pink will only Available in Japan Tomorrow

Tomorrow the pink Galaxy S5 will be released to a rapt consumer audience. By and large though, it is a Japanese phenomenon....

May 14 2014, 12:00pm CDT

Megamouth Shark hauled from Japan

Megamouth Shark hauled from Japan

A rare find termed a megamouth shark was hauled in from Japanese coastal waters recently. It was a sight to behold....

May 9 2014, 8:21am CDT

Japan will have to wait till September to get the Xbox One

Japan will have to wait till September to get the Xbox One

The gaming console will arrive 10 months later than its official release in US and other countries and 7 months later than PS4...

Apr 23 2014, 1:39am CDT

Plant Explosion Possible Cause of Diaper Shortage in Japan

Plant Explosion Possible Cause of Diaper Shortage in Japan

Can they recover from this shortage...

Apr 1 2014, 3:13pm CDT

Head of troubled bitcoin exchange still in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The head of troubled bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox says in a web post that he is still in Japan, and "working very hard...

Feb 26 2014, 10:06pm CST

Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles: 'I Am Still In Japan'

Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles: 'I Am Still In Japan'

Mark Karpeles, the chief executive of troubled Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, has sought to calm market concerns by insisting he rema...

Feb 26 2014, 6:46pm CST

Nokia X series to stay away from some markets

Nokia X series to stay away from US, Canada, Japan and Korean markets

It has been confirmed that the low cost X series will not be available in US, Canada, Japan and Korea...

Feb 26 2014, 12:09pm CST

PS4 sells over 320k units in Japan on opening weekend

PS4 sells over 320k units in Japan on opening weekend

Sony PS4 sells very well the first 2 days it is in Japan...

Feb 25 2014, 1:27pm CST

Beleaguered Sony counting on new game machine

TOKYO (AP) — PlayStation stands out among the long list of famous Sony brands as one that hasn't faded or succumbed to a nimble...

Feb 21 2014, 1:01am CST

I4U news

Japan net retailer Rakuten to buy Viber for $900M

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Rakuten Inc. is buying Cyprus-based Viber Media, which operates a popular Internet phone application, for...

Feb 14 2014, 5:30am CST

App Market Globalization The Big Theme of 2014

App Market Globalization The Big Theme of 2014

According to App Annie, Japan became the biggest app market in the world last October, surpassing the United States and continu...

Feb 5 2014, 10:52am CST

Apple Is Losing The Ecosystem Battle To Google

Apple Is Losing The Ecosystem Battle To Google

We now know that Apple mispriced the iPhone 5c badly. Even though this was the first Christmas quarter ever when Apple had two...

Jan 28 2014, 11:45pm CST

First Tizen-based smart Phones coming this March, says Japan's NTT Docomo

First Tizen-based smart Phones coming this March, says Japan's NTT Docomo

A brand new smart phone operating system, which is developed by a global collaboration of famous tech firms to rival Google...

Jan 20 2014, 10:11am CST

Japan Tainted Food Outbreak Causes Food Poisoning

Japan Tainted Food Outbreak Causes Food Poisoning

The latest crisis to hit Japan is a tainted food outbreak that has spread havoc. It has caused food poisoning in over 350 peopl...

Jan 8 2014, 4:00am CST

Japan Overtakes the US in Enthusiasm for Mobile Apps

Japan Overtakes the US in Enthusiasm for Mobile Apps

Japan is a nation of hard workers that refuses to quit in its efforts towards economic supremacy. Today it has overtaken the US...

Dec 11 2013, 12:09pm CST

76% of the New Smartphones Sold in Japan Consisted of Apple's iPhone 5S, 5C

76% of the New Smartphones Sold in Japan Consisted of Apple's iPhone 5S, 5C

Apple's iPhones 5S and iPhone 5C took a 76% share of the new smartphones that got sold in Japan during last month of Octob...

Nov 28 2013, 9:36am CST

Apple Online Stores Starts Taking iPad Air Orders to Ship Within 24 Hours

Apple's Online Stores Start Taking iPad Air Orders to Ship Within 24 Hours

Apple's online stores in Asia-Pacific region and Australia now start taking iPad Air orders that will ship within 24 hours...

Oct 31 2013, 2:45pm CDT

iPhone 5C and 5S are Coming to Japan on Sept. 20 via NTT DOCOMO

iPhone 5C and 5S are Coming to Japan on Sept. 20 via NTT DOCOMO

Apple has signed a contract with Japan’s NTT DOCOMO according to which it will be introducing its iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C in th...

Sep 11 2013, 9:08am CDT

Sony Announces PS Vita TV to Rival Apple TV

Sony Announces PS Vita TV to Rival Apple TV

Sony has come up with $100 PlayStation Vita TV entertainment system to bring games, video services to user's home TV. And...

Sep 9 2013, 8:01am CDT

New PS Vita is Coming in Japan on October 10 for 19,929 Yen

New PS Vita is Coming in Japan on October 10 for 19,929 Yen

Sony has just announced to debut first its new PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi model in Japan on October 10th at retail price of 19,929...

Sep 9 2013, 5:28am CDT

PS4 will Launch in Japan on February 22, 2014

PS4 will Launch in Japan on February 22, 2014

Sony will not launch PS4 in its home land Japan this year. West will get the device in November, while Sony's next-gen gam...

Sep 9 2013, 2:39am CDT