Japanese technology fair highlights smartphone capability
News On Japan via insidejapantours.com -- Oct 03
A technology fair taking place in Japan has showcased the many ways smartphones can be used to integrate homes, cars and technology.
The Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) kicked-off in Makuhari Tuesday and will run until Thursday.
Spokesman for the mobile phone carrier NTT DoCoMo, Shuji Tomaru, explained how smartphones could be used in homes as remote controls for activating kitchen appliances.
They might also be capable of enabling motorists to turn on their home air-conditioning during their journey to make sure the house is cool and comfortable for their arrival.
With crackdowns on violators of child prostitution and pornography statutes having increased in recent years, Nikkan Gendai (May 17) wonders how a manager of an online operation that primarily sold lolicon (“Lolita complex”) films was able to evade detection for an extended period prior to his arrest earlier this month. (Tokyo Reporter)
This Monday, members of the seminal metal band X Japan were in Odaiba rubbing shoulders with the likes of Brad Pitt, Lady Gaga and AKB48′s Yuko Oshima. The catch? They were all made out of wax. (Japan Times )
The parents of a nightclub worker killed in an arson fire three years ago filed a suit in the Nagoya District Court on Monday seeking damages against top members of the Yamaguchi-gumi organized crime group. (Tokyo Reporter )
Kyodo News said Monday that it has dismissed Satoshi Kondo, 51, deputy chief of its general administration bureau and former personnel affairs division chief, for meeting individually with a female student searching for a job and doing an inappropriate act.
(Jiji Press )