JR East eyes introduction of 'walk-through' ticket gates in few years

National Nov 27, 2019

JR East eyes introduction of 'walk-through' ticket gates in few years

East Japan Railway Co. is looking to introduce walk-through ticket gates at stations that will enable passengers to access gates via a specialized smartphone application instead of carrying physical prepaid commuter passes, sources familiar with the plan said Wednesday. The company, also known as JR ...

Survey finds more young Japanese are watching less TV

National Nov 25, 2019

Survey finds more young Japanese are watching less TV

In a recent Jiji Press survey, about 10 percent of Japanese in their teens and 20s said they did not watch television, showing youngsters' diminishing interest in the medium amid the rising popularity of various online video platforms. The largest share of respondents — 25.7 ...

Motorola revives Razr as $1,500 foldable smartphone

Business / Tech Nov 14, 2019

Motorola revives Razr as $1,500 foldable smartphone

Motorola is rebooting the iconic Razr flip phone as a 6.2-inch smartphone with a foldable display that gives the Lenovo-owned brand a unique selling point against Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.'s finest. The new device reprises the Motorola Razr name, and looks like a ...