Tag Archives: Japan

2018 Honda Jazz Facelift Leaked In Japan

The current generation Honda Jazz (Fit in some markets) was first revealed in 2013 and internationally, the model is due for a mid-life cycle update. Honda has been working on the updated version for a while now and we showed you spied images of the model during its test runs in Brazil. Now, ahead of its official unveil in Japan ... Read More »

iPhone Sales Grow in US, EU, Japan as Android Smartphone Sales Drop: Kantar

The latest smartphone OS sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that iPhone’s market share in the US has climbed 6.4 percent year-on-year in the three months ended November last year. The data shows that early holiday sales boosted the already growing iOS market share to 43.5 percent in the US while Android’s share came down 5.1-percent on-year to 55.3-percent ... Read More »

New-Gen Suzuki Swift Launched In Japan; India Launch In 2017

The long-awaited next generation Suzuki Swift hatchback today broke cover in Japan ahead of its official launch. The new Swift will then make its world premiere at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March 2017. And while the new Swift will go on sale in its home country 4th January 2017, the carmaker’s local arm Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) will ... Read More »

Star Wars Smartphones Are Flying Into Japan This December

With Rogue One nearing release, there are bound to be brand tie-ups around the world. In Japan, telecommunications giant SoftBank Corp is launching a pair of Star Wars themed phones, one for each side of the Force. The decision of which variant to buy will also affect your colour choice, so you may want to look at it from that ... Read More »

Apple Pay Japan Debut Hit by Problems as Rail Commuters Struggle

Apple Inc.’s entry into Japanese digital payments is off to a rough start as system trouble prevents commuters from charging their passes. East Japan Railway Co. said users are experiencing difficulties connecting to the Mobile Suica contactless payment system, after the rail operator servicing Tokyo metropolitan area began accepting Apple Pay on Tuesday. The trouble started shortly after 9am in Tokyo, ... Read More »

Apple Said to Plan iPhone for Japan With Tap-to-Pay for Subways

Apple is planning a new iPhone feature for Japan that will enable users to pay for mass-transit rides with their smartphones instead of physical payment cards. A future iPhone will include technology called FeliCa, a mobile tap-to-pay standard in Japan developed by Sony Corp., according to people familiar with the matter. The FeliCa chip will let customers in Japan store ... Read More »

Amazon Japan Offices Raided in Antitrust Case: Report

Japan’s fair trade watchdog raided the offices of Amazon Japan over allegations that it improperly pressured retailers that sold products on its site, local media said Monday. The Japanese unit of the US-based internet retailer forced conditions such as requiring retailers to sell products below the price they advertised on rival sites, the Nikkei business daily said. Japan’s Fair Trade ... Read More »

Japan might not allow trying out of fully self sufficient vehicles On Public Roads

even as the japanese government is supportive of self-driving motors and the related technology, it has also made it clean that the much pointed out fully independent vehicles will not be tested on public roads inside the country. As in line with reports inside the eastern media, the land of the growing sun has set up guidelines posted by using ... Read More »

RoBoHon robotic cellular is going on Sale in Japan

the arena’s first robotic cellular smartphone RoBoHon, a pocket-length on foot and dancing robotic, started sale on Thursday in Japan. The human-fashioned telephone, evolved via jap electronics organisation, Sharp and engineer Tomotaka Takahashi, inventor of the first robot astronaut ‘Kirobo’, went on sale with a base charge of JPY 198,000 ($1,800 or kind of Rs. 1.21 lakhs), EFE information pronounced. ... Read More »

Japan Quakes Disrupt Sony Image Sensor Production Used in Apple iPhones

Electronics giant Sony Corp said a factory producing image sensors for Apple Inc and other smartphone makers will remain closed while it assesses the damage from two deadly earthquakes which hit southern Japan. Sony said it will extend the closure of its image sensor plant in Kumamoto, which is in the southern island of Kyushu, after major tremblors on Thursday ... Read More »