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Dealing with disaster in Japan

| Sep 16, 2018

Dealing with disaster in Japan

by Chiho Komoriya

It's been a tough month for Japan. First the biggest typhoon in 25 years blew through the western region, then a major earthquake in Hokkaido swiftly followed. Both wreaked havoc and recovery is still in process. On Tech takes a look at apps offering ...

Mar 31, 2018

Smartphone app for visa applications to be tested on Chinese visitors

The Foreign Ministry said Friday it will introduce a smartphone app designed to simplify visa application procedures for Chinese visitors. The new system will initially cover visa applications handled by the Japanese Embassy in Beijing. Under the new plan, visa applicants will be asked to use ...

Figurative and literal lifesavers

| Mar 18, 2018

Figurative and literal lifesavers

by Chiho Komoriya

Keep your ears open for BoCo Bone-conduction earphones, a relatively new development in personal tech that allows users to listen to devices without blasting the eardrums, is finally being made small enough to be worn like earbuds. Up until now, virtually all bone-conduction earphones have ...