KDDI to launch new low-cost mobile firm

Business / Corporate Oct 31, 2020

KDDI to launch new low-cost mobile firm

Mobile phone carrier KDDI Corp. said Friday that it will launch a new low-cost mobile subsidiary specializing in online services. KDDI also said that its mainstay au brand will not adopt low-cost mobile phone plans, at least for the time being. The new subsidiary, KDDI Digital ...

Naoto Fukasawa: Between craft and design

Style & Design Feb 25, 2017

Naoto Fukasawa: Between craft and design

by Sachiko Tamashige

Naoto Fukasawa is probably best known internationally for his designs for Muji, in particular for the wall-mounted CD player he created in 1999, which was featured in Gary Hustwit's popular 2009 documentary "Objectified." Now he remains a creative adviser for Muji, while still designing ...

Business Jul 13, 2015

Email disruption hits millions of au mobile phone users after fire

A fire at a communications center has been blamed for crippling email services for millions of au brand mobile phone users since Sunday. KDDI Corp. and fire authorities confirmed the fire, which damaged equipment at the center, in Tochigi Prefecture, also caused its email servers ...

Business / Corporate Mar 7, 2014

Docomo's earnings may be derailed by price wars

NTT Docomo Inc., the nation's largest wireless operator, said a price war with other carriers and discounts on the latest iPhones may threaten its full-year forecast after adding the Apple Inc. devices to lure customers. Curbing subsidies on mobile phones will give competitors an advantage ...