Tag: japan

News and Press

Google faces new antitrust probe in Japan

October 23, 2023

Via: Computerworld

Japan’s competition regulator has said it is investigating Google’s parent company Alphabet for a suspected violation of the country’s Antimonopoly Act. The investigation by the Japan Fair Trade Commission will consist of two parts — an examination into whether Google […]

News and Press

Google brings its Generative Search Experience to India, Japan

August 31, 2023

Via: Computerworld

India and Japan became the first two countries outside the US to get access to Google’s Generative Search Experience as the company introduced its Search Labs initiative in the two Asian nations. Search Labs, which was launched in May at […]

News and Press

TSMC to invest $7.4 billion in second Japan chip factory: Report

February 24, 2023

Via: ComputerWorld

Chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to set up a second semiconductor manufacturing plant in Japan with an investment of about $7.4 billion, Japanese newspaper Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun reported. TSMC will build the new plant in the southwestern region […]

Gadgets, Products

Apple announces new limited edition AirTag in Japan to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit

December 27, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

Apple last year introduced a limited edition AirTag with a cute tiger emoji character engraved on it as part of the new year celebrations in Japan, since 2022 is the Year of the Tiger. With 2023 approaching, the company on […]

iPhone, Products

Apple increases iPhone 13 prices in Japan ahead of iPhone 14 launch this fall

June 30, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

Apple on Thursday raised the price of iPhone models in Japan, making the product more expensive for Japanese consumers. In some cases, prices are now almost 20% higher, which may be a reflection of the local currency getting weaker against […]

iPhone, Products

Apple’s 5G iPhone 12 helps set new smartphone shipment record in Japan

May 20, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Apple has dominated the Japanese smartphone market for the past decade, but the recent iPhone 12 launch has proven so successful that it recently helped set an all-time shipment record. The iPhone 12 line accounted for over half of Japan’s […]

App Review, Applications

The 12 Best Manga App Picks to Get on Android & iOS

November 4, 2020

Via: CellularNews

If you’re into manga, then you already know that the trend originated in Japan. Of course, Japan isn’t the only one that offers comic books and cartoons. However, comic strips and graphic novels that are made in Japan are exclusively […]

Android Phone

Kyocera rafre is a new Android phone that you can wash with foaming soap

January 27, 2017

Via: Phone Dog

Japan regularly gets interesting smartphones that we don’t see in many other countries, if any others, like the HTC J Butterfly, Sony VAIO Phone Biz, and LG Wine Smart. Today another unique phone was announced for Japan. The Kyocera “rafre” […]

Android Phone

FREETEL Announces REI Android Smartphone

February 25, 2016

Via: Mobile Tech Review

FREETEL, a Japanese mobile handset manufacturer, has announced the REI, a metal Android 6.0 smartphone. Sporting an aluminum back cover with a diamond cut aluminum edge and packing a powerful punch with the latest mobile features including dual cameras and […]


Sony Xperia Z2 And Xperia Z3 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OTA Update Officially Confirmed For This Month

July 21, 2015

Via: itCurated

Sony Japan has officially confirmed that the OTA update of the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware will come to the Sony Xperia Z2 and the Xperia Z3 smartphones and their variants by the end of this month. The Xperia Blog reports […]