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A former employee of Bandai Namco Entertainment was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly embezzling ¥54 million by selling company-owned mobile phones and other items meant for game development.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 15, 2024
Ex-employee of Bandai Namco unit arrested over ¥54 million embezzlement
The man, 59, allegedly sold about 500 company-owned smartphones and other items without permission to a Tokyo-based secondhand store.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 5, 2021
Bandai Namco launches project to recycle plastic waste from Gundam models
The company plans to reuse the plastic waste for making plastic products, including Gundam models, as well as for thermal power generation.
Japan Times
Jul 11, 2020
Pac-Man: How a faceless character based on eating changed video game history
Examining the cultural and commercial legacy of Japan's iconic arcade game on its 40th anniversary.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: GAMES
Aug 26, 2018
Are you ready for September?
The upcoming month brings with it the 'Marvel's Spider-Man' PS4 game and console release, an all-women SNK game and the expo for all gamers — Tokyo Game Show.
Japan Times
Aug 23, 2018
Dragon Ball fighting game vaults Bandai Namco onto esports stage
Here comes a new challenger to the esports arena.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 9, 2018
Japanese 26-year-old who doesn't code creates Asia's hottest game with 'Tabi Kaeru'
Japanese frogs are proliferating across Asia. The good news is, they're not an invasive species, nor are they real.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: GAMES
Oct 22, 2017
Fun with zombies, kaiju and Mario in your living room
Hungry for a new PSVR experience?
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: GAMES
Sep 24, 2017
Better games for serious hardware
Get the Playstation 4 revved
Japan Times
Jul 23, 2017
'Poop' reigns as Unko Sensei visits Namjatown
A family-oriented indoor theme park in Tokyo is now covered with "poop" after joining hands with a popular children's workbook on kanji that includes a heavy dose of toilet humor.
Japan Times
Jun 13, 2017
Bandai Namco to open virtual reality arcades in Japan and overseas
With an eye on bringing lifelike quality to the world of anime and popular video games, Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. said Tuesday it will launch a flagship arcade featuring virtual reality gaming in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, next month.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: GAMES
May 21, 2017
Summer releases: bring your A-game
Stuff they don't teach at school
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital
Feb 2, 2017
Tributes to the 'father of Pac-Man'
Following the news that Masaya Nakamura, whose company created Pac-Man, had died at the age of 91, social media was filled with tributes to the 'father' of the beloved yellow gobbler.
Japan Times
Jan 30, 2017
'Father of Pac-Man,' Masaya Nakamura, dies at age 91
Masaya Nakamura, the founder of game developer and distributor Namco Ltd. and known as "the father of Pac-Man," died Jan. 22, Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. announced Monday via a corporate website.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: TECH
Apr 18, 2015
Smart watches for tech-savvy kids; BotsNew virtual reality goggles; miniature iDoll robots
Smart watches for tech-savvy kids
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital
Sep 27, 2014
The tricky path abroad for Japanese games
On the website Change.org, there is a petition addressed to Bandai Namco Games signed by 711 people, as of Sept. 25, that reads simply, "Bring 'God Eater 2' to North America and EU."
Japan Times
Jul 11, 2014
Public asked to help build moving giant Gundam
The life-sized Gundam figurine in Tokyo's Odaiba district is an impressive sight as it towers a full 18 meters above its visitors and has grown into a popular tourist attraction since it was erected in 2009.
Japan Times
Dec 11, 2013
'Real-life' puzzle escape games catching on
"Real-life" puzzle games are booming, prompting even big companies to let employees play to improve their communications and problem-solving capacities.
May 5, 2013
Two documentaries on the rougher side of sports; CM of the week: Bandai Namco's Gundam games
The life of a pro athlete can be grueling, but 37-year-old soccer player Dan Ito has a perverse determination to make his even more so.
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Jun 5, 2012
Today's blip: PS3 'Ni no Kuni' trailer in English
The long-awaited English trailer for 'Ni no Kuni' is out. The English version of the Ghibli-flavored game is set for an early 2013 release.
Sep 21, 2011
U.N. General Assembly opens on shifting sands
Amid the arrival of presidents, prime ministers and kings, the 66th annual session of the U.N. General Assembly debate opens in New York on Wednesday, but the session hardly starts in a celebratory mood as a series of geopolitical, financial and natural jolts have shaken the world body to the core, including...


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