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CELLPHONES

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 18, 2022
Major U.S. airline CEOs warn 5G could ground some planes and wreak havoc
The Federal Aviation Administration has warned that potential interference could affect sensitive airplane instruments such as altimeters.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 17, 2021
China eyes bolstering control of rare earths as national strategy
China has unveiled a draft bill designed to strengthen control of the materials, which are vital to the production of high-tech goods such as hybrid cars and mobile phones.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 4, 2019
SoftBank and KDDI to conduct joint study on 5G wireless network installation
Major mobile phone service operators SoftBank Corp. and KDDI Corp. said Wednesday they will look into teaming up on the wireless networks for their 5G services, in a bid to cut costs and speed up installation.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 13, 2018
Taiwan grandpa catches 'em all playing 'Pokemon Go' on 15 phones
Chen San-yuan turns heads as he cycles through a suburb of Taipei, Taiwan's capital.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 11, 2018
Ministry panel starts talks on cuts to mobile phone tariffs
A study group at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications held its first meeting Wednesday, where it discussed ways to spur industry competition with the aim of lowering mobile phone fees in the nation.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 4, 2018
U.S. 'presidential test alert' sets American phones to buzzing
The Federal Emergency Management Agency sent an alert on Wednesday aimed at tens of millions of mobile phones to test a previously unused presidential alert system to warn the public in the event of a national emergency.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 17, 2018
Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones
Communist-run Cuba has started providing internet on the mobile phones of select users as it aims to roll out the service nationwide by year-end, in a further step toward opening one of the Western Hemisphere's least connected countries.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 11, 2018
Apple reviews iPhone contracts with Japan’s three major carriers after FTC raises antitrust concerns
The tech firm and its Japan arm have reviewed their delivery contracts after sources said the watchdog suspected they may have violated the country's competition regulations.
BUSINESS
Apr 21, 2018
Japan's top three mobile carriers to be asked to stop charging customers who switch providers
The communications ministry said it will ask Japan's three top mobile communications carriers to stop charging customers for switching companies when their contracts expire.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 6, 2018
Rakuten to tap Tepco infrastructure to help launch mobile carrier business
Rakuten Inc. said Tuesday that it will team up with Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. for its planned mobile phone business.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 3, 2018
Massive levels of cellphone radiation linked to tumors in male rats
Male rats exposed to very high levels of the kind of radiation emitted by cellphones developed tumors in the tissues around their hearts, according to a draft report by U.S. government researchers on the potential health risks of the devices.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 4, 2018
Security flaws affecting chips from Intel, AMD and ARM could put virtually all phones and computers at risk
Security researchers on Wednesday disclosed a set of security flaws that they said could let hackers steal sensitive information from nearly every modern computing device containing chips from Intel Corp., Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and ARM Holdings.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 30, 2017
Apple may tweak facial recognition technology to get iPhone X to market
As of early fall, it was clearer than ever that production problems meant Apple Inc. wouldn't have enough iPhone Xs in time for the holidays. The challenge was how to make the sophisticated phone — with advanced features such as facial recognition — in large enough numbers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 22, 2017
Fujitsu looks to sell struggling mobile phone business
The firm, which could start taking bids as early as next month, has struggled to win back consumers from smartphone competitors like Apple and Samsung.
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 25, 2017
Depressed by politics? Stop staring at phones
If we expect better from officeholders and candidates and activists, we have to demand better from ourselves.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 23, 2016
FTC puts Apple, Japanese carriers in antitrust cross hairs
Regulators are considering taking action against Apple Inc. over possible antitrust violations that may have helped it dominate Japan's smartphone sales, government sources said, a move that could damage the company's profit margins in one of its most profitable markets.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 26, 2016
Court rules that TV-capable cellphones don't require NHK contracts
The Saitama District Court rules that an owner of a cellphone equipped with the One Seg mobile TV function has no obligation to sign a subscription fee contract with NHK.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 1, 2016
No warrant needed for cellphone location data, U.S. appeals court rules
Police do not need a warrant to obtain a person's cellphone location data held by wireless carriers, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday, dealing a setback to privacy advocates.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 13, 2015
Reducing the health risks of electronic devices
The best way to avoid some of the negative effects of portable electronic devices such as cellphones is to use them in moderation and to store them far away from the body.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 22, 2015
SoftBank exec says don't expect 'Galapagos phones' to be around forever
While conventional but feature-rich cellphones are still in demand in Japan, one SoftBank executive says don't expect them to stick around forever.

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