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PS4 Top Cover Jump Force Edition announced for Japan

posted on 01.28.19 at 09:57 PM EST by Sal Romano (@salromano) Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia and Bandai Namco have announced the PlayStation 4 Top Cover Jump Force Edition for Japan. It will launch alongside the game in limited quantities on February 14.


Classic stove train takes travelers through Japan's wintery landscapes

(CNN) — Japan's famous bullet trains may have revolutionized high-speed rail travel, but there are still many travelers who prefer a scenic slow ride on one of the country's old-fashioned regional trains.


Naomi Osaka will soon be forced to choose whether to play for the US or Japan

After her victory at the Australian Open over the weekend, 21-year-old tennis star Naomi Osaka is being feted in Japan, which finally has its first-ever tennis player to be ranked No. 1. In less than nine months time, however, she faces a difficult choice that will determine whether she can ever pla


Japan Box Office Dips 3% in 2018, Holds Above $2 Billion

Cinema box office in Japan dropped by 3% last year to $2.04 billion. But 2018 was still the third highest on record. According to data published by the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan (Eiren), Japanese-produced films earned $1.12 billion, down 2.8% from 2017 They grabbed a majority of


American Student J‌ail‌ed‌ for Over 8 Months in Japan for A‌ll‌eged‌‌ly Br‌eak‌ing a Lamp

A University of Redlands student has been in ja‌‌il for the past eight months in Japan after being ar‌r‌est‌‌ed for allegedly breaking a lamp. Julian Adame, who went to Japan after studying religion in Indonesia, failed to meet his friend, Kate Emmons, in Thailand.


A new Hello Kitty-themed bullet train will begin running in Japan this month

Months after Japan's first Hello Kitty Shinkansen bullet train ran for a limited time, a new Sanrio-themed train will begin service on January 29. The Haruka Shinkansen train will run to and from Japan's Kansai Airport and the city of Kyoto.


Japan's ANA poised to order 18 Airbus A320neos: source

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese airline ANA Holdings Inc is set to order 18 Airbus SE A320neo jets, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. An announcement could be made later on Tuesday alongside the airline’s quarterly financial results, the source said on condition of anonymity, adding that


Why a military spat between Japan and South Korea could snowball into crisis

(CNN)Japan and South Korea are engaged in a heated military dispute that analysts say could damage the already tenuous geopolitical situation in northeast Asia if the two sides do not reach a resolution.


Popular Dumpling Spot Joins SF Restaurants’ Migration to Japan

San Francisco’s Dumpling Time — known for its variety of dumplings and particularly its Instagram-ready giant soup dumpling — has expanded for the first time. To Japan. How will the SF restaurant’s gyoza fare in the country that invented them? Only time will tell, but Dumpling Time is now open in Sh


Japan's ANA considers order of Boeing jets

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s ANA Holdings confirmed on Tuesday that it was considering an order of Boeing Co jets, after Reuters earlier reported that it was close to buying 30 of the new 737 MAX jets in a deal worth $3.5 billion.


Japan's Kirby Cafe Is Being Updated With Adorable New Merch And Menu Items

Sitting proudly on our list of must-do things in Japan is the Kirby Cafe, a restaurant dedicated to our favourite pink sphere of joy and related, yummy-looking food. Starting on 27th February, the cafe is seeing a bit of an overhaul, introducing new menu items and even some new merchandise which you


India Replaces Japan To Become Second-Largest Crude Steel Producer

India has replaced Japan as the world’s second-largest steel producing country, while China is the largest producer of crude steel, accounting for more than 51 percent of production, according to World Steel Association.


Japan cuts view of exports as U.S.-China trade war hurts trade

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has cut its assessment of exports in January for the first time in three months due to the trade war between the United States and China in a warning that the fallout is spreading to the world’s third-largest economy.


The next big innovation in Japan’s aging economy is flushable adult diapers

Caregivers in Japan could find their workload a lot lighter if the country successfully moves ahead with plans to reinvent the adult diaper. Japan’s ministry of land and infrastructure devised a road map for the development of the first flushable adult diaper last year, with a prototype possibly bec


Japan's government will start hacking its citizens' IoT devices next month

WTF?! We know that Internet of Things devices have a deserved reputation for being insecure, and Japan wants to do something about it. The country has just passed a new law amendment that will allow its government to hack into citizens’ IoT devices and compile a list of those that are at risk.


Carlos Ghosn Declares His Innocence and Is Denied Bail in Japan. That’s a Pattern.

TOKYO — After Bernard L. Madoff, arguably the most notorious financial criminal of all time, was arrested for defrauding investors in a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, he was released on $10 million in bail the same day. Until his trial months later, he lived and slept in his Manhattan penthouse.


The Real Housewives of Atlanta Cast Goes to Japan, Eats McDonald's: 'Finally Some Real Food'

The golden arches came to the rescue on Sunday’s Real Housewives of Atlanta. While on a girl’s trip to Tokyo, Japan, the ladies scarfed down McDonald’s Big Macs, french fries, and apple pies — food they were excited to eat after previously complaining about the local cuisine they were being served.


ONE adds fourth title fight to Japan debut with Kevin Belingon vs. Bibiano Fernandes trilogy

Four titles will be on the line on ONE Championship’s first card in Japanese soil on March 31. After having the longest run as a champion in promotion history seeing it end in a controversial split decision call in November, Bibiano Fernandes will meet Kevin Belingon a third time for the bantamweigh


Japanese government plans to hack into citizens' IoT devices

The Japanese government approved a law amendment on Friday that will allow government workers to hack into people's Internet of Things devices as part of an unprecedented survey of insecure IoT devices.


USA Wrestling and the City of Nakatsugawa, Japan sign agreement for pre-Tokyo Olympic Games acclimation camp

Top photo: Posing with the Memorandum of Understanding are (left to right): Mitsuyama Muruyama, the president of the Nakatsugawa Wrestling Association; USA Wrestling Associate Executive Director Les Gutches; Mayor of Nakatsugawa Setsuji Aoyama and Cody Bickley, National Teams High Performance Manage