Nexus 7 LTE hits Japan mid September, US release date incoming
When Google announced that their impressive new Nexus 7 tablet would come in a 4G LTE model with 32GB of storage for only $349 many were excited, and have been desperately waiting for a release date. Currently a WiFi only model is available, but now we're hearing the LTE flavored slate will hit China in a few weeks, slated to arrive in mid September.

Today Google announced the LTE Nexus 7 would come to China, and they gave a mid September time frame according to the Blog of Mobile, a popular Chinese site. The 7-inch full HD slate is impressive, and all I want is a Verizon model to be in my hands already.

The tablet has been available all month long, but since being announced back at the tail end of July when Google claimed an LTE version would be "coming soon" we haven't heard a word regarding the LTE flavor. If Google's planning to release a LTE-equipped model in China in mid September, we should be hearing a US release date any day now.

Sep 05
The Japanese government lifted at midnight Friday its evacuation order for the Fukushima Prefecture town of Naraha, most of which is located within 20 kilometers of Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Jiji Press)
Sep 05
A court on Friday sentenced three Indian men to 20 years in prison for raping a Japanese student who was sightseeing in one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. (Japan Today)
Sep 05
McDonald's in Japan said on Friday it was investigating an incident involving a customer who was injured by plastic shards found inside a drink, the latest in a string of food contamination scandals. (Japan Today)
Sep 05
The wages rebounded in July after plunging the prior month but summer bonus payments rose only modestly, government data showed, suggesting that soft household spending may weigh on the world's third-largest economy for longer than expected. (The Japan News)
Sep 04
The Diet, Japan's parliament, on Thursday enacted revisions to the My Number law to link the new national identification numbers to bank accounts on a voluntary basis from 2018 and to basic pension numbers by May 2017. (Jiji Press)
Sep 05
On the afternoon of 3 September, a 59-year-old man walked into a shopping mall in Higashi Ward, Nagoya. He then grabbed two packs of roast pork from a supermarket and concealed them as he began to leave the premises without paying. A security guard had noticed the act of petty shoplifting, however, and a chase quickly ensued. (rocketnews24.com)
Sep 05
A man in Tokyo has been arrested for telling his girlfriend to sell her organs so she could pay him for losing his job. (Japan Today)
Sep 05
A total of 28 municipalities and businesses received the government's first toilet awards Friday for promoting clean, safe and comfortable public toilets, leading to uplift the lives of women through improving sanitation facilities. (Japan Today)
Sep 04
Police charged 689 people in January-June for the possession, smuggling and use of government-designated "dangerous" drugs, or quasi-narcotics, and related crimes and accidents, the National Police Agency said Thursday. (The Japan News)
Sep 04
Police investigating the murder of a 25-year-old woman in her apartment in Tokyo's Nakano Ward last week, said pieces of a man's skin were found under her fingernails. However, police said a DNA analysis was unable to match it with any of the victim's male acquaintances, Fuji TV reported Thursday. (Japan Today)
Sep 03
Osaka Prefectural Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of a 20-year-old university student for the theft of two sports cars, one of which was used at a racing circuit, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Sep. 3). (Tokyo Reporter)
Sep 03
Police in Saga City have arrested a 66-year-old man on suspicion of abandoning the bodies of a man and woman at a construction surplus soil disposal yard in July. (Japan Today)
Sep 02
After a week of speculation, law enforcement said on Tuesday that Japan's largest crime syndicate has chosen to expel 13 affiliate groups, a move that essentially results in the dissolution of the gang, reports the Kobe Shimbun (Sep. 1). (Tokyo Reporter)
Sep 02
Chiba Prefectural Police on Wednesday busted a hostess club in Chiba City for licensing violations, with the business being a source of revenue for organized crime, reports TBS News (Sep. 2). (Tokyo Reporter)
Sep 02
Chiba police have arrested a 24-year-old man from Inzai, Chiba Prefecture, on suspicion of selling clothing with fake autographs from members of a pop group on an online auction site. (Japan Times)