News & Reviews: japan
Jan 30, 2023
It wasn't that long ago that we reported there were many false Crash Detection alarms. In just Minnesota, USA alone in 2022, there are already 700 false alarms. Meanwhile, several Japanese emergency service units got a total of 919 false calls within a month.
Jan 07, 2021
During this pandemic period and I believe all of you must be very familiar with scanning QR codes to check-in via MySejaterah app. But do you know how QR code works? Who invented it? Why QR code is used instead of a barcode?
Dec 08, 2020
In order to combat the dip in fertility rate, Japan has plans to allocate around 2 billion yen (~RM78k) to fund an AI tech to help matchmake individuals to increase the birth rate in the country. While there are already human-run matchmaking services available, the AI system could potentially increase the success of getting individuals matched.
Nov 06, 2020
Based on a statement by japantimes.co.jp, it seems that Panasonic recently developed a gadget that utilizes vacuum suction in order to pick up earbuds that were dropped onto railway tracks. The push for the development of such a gadget was due to the fact that there were around 950 cases of dropped earbuds between July and September of 2020, which has the potential to not only damage the railway tracks but also place patrons in danger if they were foolish enough to try and retrieve their earbuds.
Pricing for the Sony PlayStation 5 and all its accessories might have been leaked starting from ~RM103Jun 27, 2020
It seems that a bunch of tweets from the user @IronManPS5 has recently surfaced on Twitter, detailing the pricing all of the variants of the PlayStation 5 as well as all the accessories the console supports. While not much is known in regards to the local pricing, the tweet gives us a better understanding of what to expect when the console and accessories are available in Malaysia.
Jun 17, 2020
It looks like anime characters are the best to have collaboration with when it comes to releasing special edition products. Nowadays, we can see various products ranging from smartphones to watches taking inspiration from anime series. Earlier today, we saw a collaboration between Casio's G-SCHOCK and One Piece on a watch that many One Piece fans would die for. Now, it appears that the watchmaker has another impressive collaboration as well, which is a Dragon Ball Z edition G-SHOCK watch.
Jun 03, 2020
In conjunction with Sega’s 60th anniversary, they have officially unveiled the Sega Game Gear Micro at the price of only 4980 Yen (~RM195). Due to the fact that there are 4 variants of the aforementioned handheld console, it’s possible to get all of them in a bundle for the price of 27255 Yen (~RM1068).
Apr 06, 2020
It seems that the Business Breakthrough University in Tokyo, Japan has recently held a virtual graduation ceremony using a mobile robot called “Newme” as well as Zoom, a video conferencing tool which became really popular recently. This isn’t the first time someone hosted a virtual ceremony, as there were few occasions where ceremonies like this were held in games such as Animal Crossing: New Horizon and Minecraft.
Jan 20, 2020
Netflix has officially announced that there will be twenty-one Studio Ghibli movies coming to the streaming platform on 1 February, 1 March and 1 April 2020. These movies include several award-winning titles such as Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbour Totoro and more.
Sep 13, 2019
Nintendo has officially announced the Ring Fit Adventure fitness game, which comes bundled with the Ring-con and Leg Strap will launch on the 18 October 2019. The accessories allow the player to control the movement of their character by jogging, stretching and many more.