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Sharp unveils Japan makers' first 5G-ready smartphone

Business / Corporate Feb 17, 2020

Sharp unveils Japan makers' first 5G-ready smartphone

Sharp Corp. unveiled its first 5G smartphone model Monday, ahead of the ultrafast network service launch scheduled for March. The Osaka-based electronics firm, reportedly the first Japanese maker to introduce a 5G-ready smartphone, has boasted the top share of the Android-based smartphone market in Japan ...

How Japan's designated infectious disease system works

National Jan 27, 2020

How Japan's designated infectious disease system works

The government is set to ramp up preventive measures against cases of pneumonia caused by the deadly new coronavirus, which originated in China, by classifying it as a legally designated infectious disease. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his Cabinet will take the step as early ...

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi makes foray into Japanese market

Business / Tech Dec 9, 2019

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi makes foray into Japanese market

Xiaomi Corp., the world's fourth-largest maker of smartphones, is entering the Japanese market, embarking on a quest to win the hearts of iPhone-loving Japanese consumers. Though late in joining the game, the timing may end up working well for the Beijing-based firm known for producing ...