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 company's facing a similar investigation for wheat.
Sep 27 2014, 6:09pm CDT
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 heard, and likely a few million more since, there’s one market that it’s found to be a rather...
Jul 14 2014, 3:50am CDT
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 sedan will be available for sale in Japan before April 2015 and will hit U.S. and European countries in summer 2015.
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 Atomic Energy Agency that Japan has over 1,400 lbs of plutonium that it did not report (...
Jun 15 2014, 6:26pm CDT
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-wheels that it says is designed for companionship and can decipher human emotions. The Japanese...
Jun 5 2014, 4:59am CDT
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 male and female hamsters and a third photo book will be released on May 30th.
May 22 2014, 8:28am CDT
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
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" to find a solution to the Tokyo-based organization's problems. The exchange has suspended...
Feb 26 2014, 10:06pm CST
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 remains in Japan, where the company is based. Karpeles says he is working hard with technical...
Feb 26 2014, 6:46pm 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 nimbler competitor. Months after hitting global markets, the latest version of the video-game...
Feb 21 2014, 1:01am CST
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 $900 million, fortifying the online retailer's social networking footprint. The Tokyo-based...
Feb 14 2014, 5:30am CST
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 continuing to grow at a far faster clip. Many app vendors started reacting to Japan’s new...
Feb 5 2014, 10:52am CST
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 new models ramping up, Apple missed the iPhone volume expectations by 6-7 M units. After...
Jan 28 2014, 11:45pm CST
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's popular Android OS and the Apple's iOS, is going to be launched in the next few months, and the news is according to the famous Japanese mobile phone operator, the NTT Docomo.
Jan 20 2014, 10:11am CST
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 people. The company responsible for the frozen seafood laced with pesticide has apologized and recalled more than a million of the products.
Jan 8 2014, 4:00am CST
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 in enthusiasm for mobile apps. Japan has now become the world's biggest spender on mobile apps, thanks to mobile games.
Dec 11 2013, 12:09pm CST
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 this mini set top box is to rival the likes of Apple TV by giving it a run for its money. It will be available for 9,954 yen (with Tax) in Japan on November 14th.
Sep 9 2013, 8:01am CDT
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 Yen with tax. This new 3G/Wi-Fi PS Vita model is thinner and lighter and it will come in 6 different colors with 1GB internal memory card.
Sep 9 2013, 5:28am CDT
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 gaming console will launch in Japan on February 22, 2014 for ¥41,979 including tax.
Sep 9 2013, 2:39am CDT
Panasonic Quits Consumer Smartphone Business in Japan Panasonic is shifting gears in its struggle for survival. It is shying away from manufacturing standard consumer smartphones in Japan, according to President. Losses have made the company flounder on the shores of economic failure.
Sep 4 2013, 8:32am CDT
Pepsi-Flavored Cheetos Are From Japan Pepsi-flavored Cheetos are selling in Japan now by name Frito Lay Cheetos x Pepsi Shuwa Shuwa Cola Corn Snack. A cola-coated bag of this hybrid snack food can be bought from eBay for $3.99 but in Japan only as not coming to US.
Aug 16 2013, 2:48pm CDT
Apple Has Reportedly Filed Application for ‘iWatch’ Trademark in Japan Apple Inc. is seeking to get an ‘iWatch’ trademark in Japan. 100 employees of the company are working on this handheld or wrist computer device that will feature biometrics and tracking sensors for health-related data. It can do many tasks of iPhone and iPad.
Jul 1 2013, 2:51am CDT
Abenomics Bra by Triumph Pushes Japan Lingerie company Triumph unveiled another concept bra in Japan. This has already tradition. The new Triumph Abenomics Bra is a play on the new economics plan of the Japanese government.
May 8 2013, 10:58pm CDT
iPhone Conquered Japan as Brand Icon for Women Apple's iPhone takes major lead in Japan market. This could be possible as iPhone becomes brand icon for Japanese women. Nokia and Samsung tried their level best to compete Apple, but failed.
May 7 2013, 9:55am CDT
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