Google adds Japan to new Nexus 7 tablet launch

Business / Corporate Aug 26, 2013

Google adds Japan to new Nexus 7 tablet launch

U.S. Internet search giant Google Inc. said Monday it will launch the latest version of its tablet computer, the Nexus 7, in Japan on Wednesday with a lighter body and high-definition screen to counter Apple Inc.'s popular iPad and other products. Running on the Android ...

Sign-language service via iPads tested by JR East

Business / Corporate Jun 19, 2013

Sign-language service via iPads tested by JR East

East Japan Railway Co. began testing a sign-language interpretation service in Tokyo on Monday using a videophone application on an Apple iPad tablet for the hearing-impaired. The application allows passengers at information booths to use sign language and ask questions to a call-center operator via ...

Apple raises product prices amid weakening yen

Business / Corporate Jun 1, 2013

Apple raises product prices amid weakening yen

Apple Inc. has raised the prices of its iPad tablet computers and iPod music players here after a weaker yen boosted import costs. Finding itself in the same situation, Toshiba Corp. and Fujitsu Ltd. are considering following suit. Apple now sells the iPad Wi-Fi model with ...

Business Dec 1, 2012

KDDI, Softbank release iPad mini cellular model

KDDI Corp. and Softbank Mobile Corp. began selling Apple Inc.'s iPad mini Friday with cellular connectivity compatible with high-speed data communications using the LTE network service. KDDI, provider of au mobile communications services, is adding the tablet computer to its lineup in addition to the ...

Editorials Jun 20, 2010

Adapting to the Digital Age

The pervasive influence of digital media was highlighted on June 7 by the announcement of recommendations for changes in the authorized list of kanji for everyday use. A government advisory panel has proposed adding 196 kanji and removing five for a total of 2,136 ...