Aug 30, 2015

15% of Tokyo high schoolers bullied on Internet, survey shows

Some 15 percent of 3,222 high school students in Tokyo have been insulted or had personal information leaked by others over the Internet, according to poll results recently released by the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education. “A growing number of children are using the ...

The A-Z on Japan's new SIM card vending machines

Jul 24, 2015

The A-Z on Japan's new SIM card vending machines

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On Friday, two SIM card vending machines were launched at Narita International Airport aimed at making travel easier for Japan’s increasing number of inbound tourists. After featuring a story on the new machines in The Japan Times, feedback indicated that readers wanted to know ...

Mixed ruling partially favors Apple in Samsung patent case

May 19, 2015

Mixed ruling partially favors Apple in Samsung patent case

Apple Inc was handed a mixed ruling by a U.S. appeals court in the latest twist in a blockbuster intellectual property battle with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., as a prior patent infringement verdict was upheld but a trademark finding that the iPhone’s appearance could ...

Microscope in smartphone can detect parasites in blood

May 7, 2015

Microscope in smartphone can detect parasites in blood

Prick a finger and have the blood checked for parasites — by smartphone? Scientists are turning those ubiquitous phones into microscopes and other medical tools that could help fight diseases in remote parts of the world. In the newest work, University of California, Berkeley, ...

May 2, 2015

Newcomers to Japan low-cost smartphone market increasing

An increasing number of companies, mainly retailers, are launching low-cost smartphone services in Japan by taking advantage of a regulatory step designed to help users easily switch mobile operators. Mobile operators are now required to remove subscriber identity modules, or SIM, locks from new ...