Kagawa passes Japan's first ordinance to tackle gaming addiction

National Mar 18, 2020

Kagawa passes Japan's first ordinance to tackle gaming addiction

A local assembly has passed Japan's first ordinance aimed at reducing internet and video game addiction among young people, by recommending that screen time be limited to one hour per day. The ordinance, passed Wednesday by the Kagawa Prefectural Assembly, has triggered controversy — with ...

Bill Gates leaves Microsoft board to focus on philanthropy

Business / Tech Mar 14, 2020

Bill Gates leaves Microsoft board to focus on philanthropy

Bill Gates is stepping down from the board of Microsoft Corp., the company he co-founded in 1975 and built into the world's largest software maker, to devote more time to philanthropy. Gates, 64, has been scaling back his involvement in the company for more than ...

NHK kicks off internet-based simulcast service

National Mar 1, 2020

NHK kicks off internet-based simulcast service

NHK started on Sunday simultaneous broadcasting of its television programs on the internet. The simulcast service, dubbed "NHK plus," will be offered 17 hours a day from 7 a.m. to midnight in March, before expanding to 18 hours a day from 6 a.m. to midnight ...

Google's British users will lose EU data protection, sources say

Business / Tech Feb 20, 2020

Google's British users will lose EU data protection, sources say

Google is planning to move its British users' accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, placing them under U.S. jurisdiction instead, sources said. The shift, prompted by Britain's exit from the EU, will leave the sensitive personal information of tens of millions ...