Japan Govt-led Bid For Toshiba Chip Business to Include SK Hynix

  A woman walks behind the logo of Toshiba Corp in Tokyo September 30, 2015. (Reuters/Toru Hanai) Japanese government-led consortium bidding for Toshiba Corp’s chip business will include South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc, sources familiar with the matter said – a move likely to add firepower to the group’s bid in the hotly contested […]

Sony Ends PS3 Production in Japan

It seems that the PS3 is finally on its way out. The 500GB PS3 – which was, until a couple of months ago, the only variant in production in Japan has ended its production run. This comes via the official PlayStation Japan website that lists the PS3 500GB shipments as “ended” according to a translation […]

Apple Said to Plan iPhone for Japan With Tap-to-Pay for Subways

HIGHLIGHTS A future iPhone will include technology called FeliCa Apple intends to work with multiple transit card providers The FeliCa chip is able to process a transaction in 0.1 seconds Apple is planning a new iPhone feature for Japan that will enable users to pay for mass-transit rides with their smartphones instead of physical payment […]

Amazon Japan Offices Raided in Antitrust Case: Report

Japan’s fair trade watchdog raided the offices of AmazonJapan over allegations that it improperly pressured retailers that sold products on its site, local media said Monday. The Japanese unit of the US-based internet retailer forced conditions such as requiring retailers to sell products below the price they advertised on rival sites, the Nikkei business daily […]

As Sharp, Japan show war, Smaller Japan Tech companies Thrive in Oled area of interest

A glimmer of light for Japan’s battered electronics area: even as Sharp Corp and Japan show Inc lag South Korean competitors in making organic light emitting diode (Oled) screens, a few smaller japaneseequipment makers are booming in area of interest areas in addition up the Oled production system. The shift closer to Oled has been […]

stimulated by using Circus, Sisters Chart Japan Pop niche

japanese band of two sisters, Charan Po Rantan’s, vocalist Momo plays at the Japan Society in new york. (AFP photograph) the big apple: Their head-to-toe lovely factor brings to mind fellow crowd-captivating jap musicians,however for the two sisters who form Charan-Po-Rantan, the muse comes no longer from pop idols but thecircus. With songs driven by […]

ZOË’S DUBLIN DIARY: THE ART OF TYPOGRAPHY, KING LEAR VIA JAPAN, AND MORE

ZOE JELLICOEAPRIL 6, 2016 Wednesday, 6 April – Ran,17:25, €9, IFI Kurosawa’s interpretation of King Lear was ten years in the making, meticulously devised over a series of painted storyboards that were published with the screenplay. He combined Shakespeare with legends of daimyō Mōri Motonari, and filmed almost entirely in long shots on the slopes of Japan’s […]