Struggling Sharp Corp. on Thursday unveiled a new line of 60-inch high-end TVs it plans to launch in February at an eye-popping price of ¥2.5 million each.
The ICC Purios line will feature Sharp's latest liquid crystal displays, which boast a resolution four times greater than those in its regular high-definition TVs.
The new TVs also contain an Integrated Cognitive Creation chip, which helps them render more realistic images. The chip was developed by I-cubed Research Center Inc., headed by Tetsujiro Kondo, a high-profile engineer who formerly worked for Sony Corp.
Internal information regarding JR Kyoto Station was made publicly accessible online when the station floor plans, revealing the locations of inactive gas fire extinguishing equipment, were posted on the Google Groups bulletin board service, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. (The Japan News )
Japan will go ahead with research whaling in the northwestern Pacific for fiscal 2014, but by reducing catches following an International Court of Justice ruling that ordered the country to stop whaling in the Antarctic Ocean, the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry said Friday. (The Japan News )
Hatsune Miku, a computer-generated Japanese pop star who performs as a hologram, is to support some of Lady Gaga's tour of North America next month, the U.S. songstress has announced on Twitter. (Japan Today )
Tochigi prefectural police said Thursday that they are questioning a man in his 30s over the murder of a 7-year-old girl in December 2005. Japanese media quoted police as saying that the man, who was arrested for dealing in fake brand-name goods, has hinted at his involvement in the murder. (Japan Today )