1 Aug
NTT Docomo has entered into individual collaborations with five additional world-leading vendors - Intel Corporation, Keysight Technologies Inc, Panasonic Corporation, Qualcomm Technologies Inc and Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG - with respect to trials and technological development of 5G mobile communications. (Japan Today)
21 May
A Tokyo ward will introduce a system in its assembly to allow a member who is deaf to join debates. (The Japan News)
20 May
The Fair Trade Commission raided offices related to NEC Corp. and four other companies on Tuesday for alleged bid-rigging for telecommunications equipment maintenance contracts with Tokyo Electric Power Co. (The Japan News)
19 May
Japan's problems with a rapidly ageing and declining population have been widely publicised. Less so however, is that there is vast stock of ageing and dilapidated houses that could turn many population centres into "ghost towns" in the fairly near future. (
16 May
A high-tech new smartphone that users can unlock with their eyes alone is due to go on sale in Japan this month. (
17 Feb
Japanese shipments of traditional flip-phones rose in 2014 for the first time in seven years while smartphone shipments fell, highlighting Japanese consumers' tenacious attachment to the familiar and typically less expensive older models. (Japan Today)
23 Aug
Japan stocks closed lower on Friday, breaking a nine-session string of gains. (
6 Feb
Police on Wednesday arrested a former employee of Fujitsu Frontech Ltd. on charges of illegally obtaining data on users of Bank of Yokohama automated teller machines and forging cash cards based on the information. (The Japan News)
11 Jan
Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo said Friday that the launch of a new smartphone operating system to rival Google's Android and Apple's iOS had been pushed back owing to development delays. (
11 Oct
NTT Docomo Inc. unveiled 10 new smartphones Thursday to beef up its non-iPhone lineup for the winter-spring season and improve its competitiveness in a tight market. (Japan Times)
18 Sep
Broken wood pieces dangle and sway like autumn leaves from the window frames of vacant homes in Inariyato, part of Yokosuka in the greater-Tokyo urban area, where taped-over mailbox slots tell a story of abandonment. (Bloomberg)
14 Sep
NTT DoCoMo's entry into the iPhone fray in Japan is sparking fierce competition for customers, with all three carriers offering certain iPhone 5S models for free with a two-year contract. (CNET)
31 Jul
Japanese IT services provider NEC Corp said on Wednesday it would halt development of new smartphones and restrict its future smartphone business to existing models as it dramatically restructures its business. (Reuters)
25 May
Apple Inc., the producer of the iPad, ranked top in tablet computer shipments in Japan for the third straight year in fiscal 2012 that ended in March, a private market research company said. (Yomiuri)
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