Mar 30, 2016

Keisei stations to offer multilingual tablets for overseas visitors

Keisei Electric Railway Co. will from Thursday introduce tablets equipped with a multilingual translation app at 65 of its stations in response to growing tourist numbers. Apple Inc.’s iPad Air 2 tablets will be distributed to all Keisei Electric Railway stations except Higashi-Matsudo, Shin-Kamagaya, ...

Dec 10, 2014

Apple to build research facility in Yokohama

Apple Inc. said Tuesday it will set up a research and development facility in Yokohama, expanding its operations in Japan from sales-oriented activities. “We are excited to expand our operations in Japan with a new Technical Development Center in Yokohama which will create dozens ...

Oct 1, 2014

Advanced iOS virus targeting Hong Kong protestors, security firm says

Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a computer virus that spies on Apple Inc’s iOS operating system for the iPhone and iPad, and they believe it is targeting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The malicious software, known as Xsser, is capable of stealing text messages, photos, ...

Jul 2, 2014

Apple releases iPad with no SIM lock in Japan

The Japanese unit of Apple Inc. has released iPad tablet computers free of subscriber identity module locks to allow users to choose their own mobile carriers. Users of the lock-free iPad, available at Apple stores and online, are able to use their devices overseas ...

May 28, 2014

Docomo set to begin selling iPad next month


NTT Docomo Inc. said Wednesday it will start selling Apple’s popular iPad starting in June. Docomo, which has the largest share of subscriptions in the domestic market, is the last major carrier to become an iPad provider in Japan, as KDDI Corp. and SoftBank ...

Abe stirs gadget-use debate in Diet

Apr 3, 2014

Abe stirs gadget-use debate in Diet


Using iPads and other digital devices during Diet sessions is banned under current rules as well as custom, but this may change after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the devices may invigorate deliberations. Abe made the remark at an Upper House audit committee meeting ...