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.
Kanagawa prefectural police said Friday they have arrested four individuals in Ebina, in connection with a robbery case in which a pregnant woman on her way home was struck in the face and robbed of approximately 100,000 yen in cash. (Japan Today )
Yoko Ono says her own bitter experience in Japan during World War II inspired her to support WhyHunger's "Imagine There's No Hunger" campaign to fight childhood hunger around the world. (abcnews.go.com )
Japanese police arrested former sumo ozeki Kotomitsuki on Wednesday on suspicion of violating the immigration law by employing foreigners illegally at a barbecue restaurant he runs in Nagoya, central Japan. (Jiji Press )