Facial recognition planned to halt coronavirus spread during Tokyo Olympics

National Oct 22, 2020

Facial recognition planned to halt coronavirus spread during Tokyo Olympics

Japan plans to use facial recognition technology, originally intended for security purposes, to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus when it hosts the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics next year, government sources said Wednesday. The technology was initially intended to ensure security identification of personnel ...

Japanese mobile carriers start taking preorders for the iPhone 12

Business Oct 17, 2020

Japanese mobile carriers start taking preorders for the iPhone 12

The nation's three major mobile phone carriers on Friday started taking preorders for Apple Inc.'s first 5G-enabled iPhones ahead of their Oct. 23 release. "The era of 5G has come," KDDI Corp. President Makoto Takahashi told a news conference, referring to the ultrafast wireless network. KDDI ...