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Sony expects price, content to up PS4 sales

Sep 21, 2013

Sony expects price, content to up PS4 sales

Sony Corp. expects the lower price of the PlayStation 4 and wider variety of entertainment services to drive its forecast to sell 5 million units of the game console by the end of March. The projection for Sony’s next-generation machine, set to be introduced ...

DoCoMo's entry ups iPhone frenzy

Sep 21, 2013

DoCoMo's entry ups iPhone frenzy

by Kazuaki Nagata

The latest iPhone models hit store shelves Friday in Japan, drawing hordes of fans to retailers nationwide, while mobile giant NTT DoCoMo Inc. started selling the iconic handsets for the first time. Since Apple Inc. unveiled two new handsets, the iPhone 5S and 5C, ...

Tepco apologizes for botching Abe's name on suit

Sep 21, 2013

Tepco apologizes for botching Abe's name on suit

Red-faced officials issued an apology to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday after misspelling his name on the suit he wore during his second tour of the battered Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. Abe was given a specially printed suit to protect him from ...

Makers show low-cost green vehicles in Jakarta

Sep 21, 2013

Makers show low-cost green vehicles in Jakarta

Japanese automakers showcased their low-cost, environment-friendly cars at the 21st Indonesia International Motor Show that opened Thursday in Jakarta, hoping to capitalize on new tax exemptions for “green” vehicles. The luxury tax exemption, which is expected to boost sales of Japanese carmakers in the ...

Now-healthy JAL marks first anniversary of relisting

Sep 21, 2013

Now-healthy JAL marks first anniversary of relisting

A year after relisting on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Japan Airlines Co. is overwhelming long-time rival ANA Holdings Inc. in profit terms. Thursday marked the first year anniversary of JAL’s return to the first section of the TSE, and the airline has regained its ...

Kyoto man held after he admits killing ex-lover

Sep 21, 2013

Kyoto man held after he admits killing ex-lover

Police have arrested a store manager from Kyoto on suspicion of stabbing to death his former girlfriend, whose body was found earlier this week on a path in Kameoka, Kyoto Prefecture, police officials said. The police allege Takashi Okamoto, 47, who turned himself in ...

Sep 21, 2013

Investor matchmaking about to get easier in U.S.

Only a year after its launch, Anton Gelman’s young technology company secured its first round of investment in January and he is already laying the groundwork for a second, much larger injection of capital. His company, which provides a platform for freelance photographers and ...

Huge duck makes debut in Beijing

Sep 21, 2013

Huge duck makes debut in Beijing

China’s first authentic version of a giant rubber duck that has made a splash around the world and inspired fakes across the country made its debut Friday — but some complained that visitors had to pay to see it. The inflatable yellow bird, which ...

Sep 21, 2013

Censorship by education boards

It is extremely regrettable that boards of education are actively censoring history textbooks that have been approved by the ministry of education.

Sep 21, 2013

Date-Krumm falls short of goal at Korea Open

Kimiko Date-Krumm missed out on a semifinal berth at the Korea Open after losing to Francesca Schiavone on Friday. Date-Krumm allowed her Italian opponent to come from behind to win 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in just over two hours. Date-Krumm, who knocked out second seed ...

Yoshida, Icho add more gold to huge collections

Sep 21, 2013

Yoshida, Icho add more gold to huge collections

Olympic champion Saori Yoshida won her 11th consecutive title at the world championships in Budapest on Thursday as Japanese women underlined their domination of freestyle wrestling. The 29-year-old Yoshida comfortably defeated Sofia Mattson in the 55-kg final, while Kaori Icho won her eighth world ...

Sep 21, 2013

Hakuho stands alone after sixth day

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho showed Tochiozan who’s boss to take sole possession of the lead on the sixth day of action Friday at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho (6-0) wasted no time in getting to grips with Tochiozan (2-4) in the day’s penultimate bout ...