"conspiracy Bill" Passes Lower House With Ruling Bloc Support

A controversial bill to penalize the planning of serious crimes passed through the House of Representatives on Tuesday with a majority vote from ruling parties, despite opposition protests citing possible abuses of power by law enforcement authorities.

After clearing the lower house, the "conspiracy bill" is expected to be sent to the House of Councillors, or upper house, on Wednesday, with the ruling bloc seeking its passage during the ongoing Diet session through June 18.

Duolingo (finally) Adds Support For Japanese, Lets You Learn On The Go

Duolingo (Finally) Adds Support For Japanese, Lets You Learn On The Go

Have you ever wanted to learn a new language but don't really have the time to attend classes or sit down with a book in front of you? Thankfully there are several mobile apps out there that allow users to learn on the go, and Duolingo is one of them, and now it looks like the app has finally added support for the Japanese language.

According to Duolingo co-founder and CEO Luis von Ahn, "This is by far the most requested and highly anticipated course launch in Duolingo's five-year history. No matter what we'd share on social media, tons of people would respond with, ‘that's nice, but when are you launching Japanese?'"

Motogp Could Get All-electric Support Class By 2019

MotoGP Could Get All-Electric Support Class By 2019

The boss of Dorna, the commercial rights holder of MotoGP, Carmelo Ezpeleta, says that an all-electric motorcycle racing series could launch as soon as 2019.

Electric has cemented itself on the world stage with the Formula E Championship but apart from electric classes at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and Isle of Man TT, two-wheel, electric racing has yet to kick off.

Soccer: Monaco Show Support To Japan's Quake-hit Kumamoto In Ligue 1 Game

Soccer: Monaco show support to Japan's quake-hit Kumamoto in Ligue 1 game

French Ligue 1 leaders Monaco showed their support for relief efforts in quake-hit Kumamoto, southwestern Japan, on Saturday, when they held their home game with Toulouse as a charity match for the region.

Video clips showing recovery efforts in the prefecture were displayed before the game and during the half-time at Stade Louis II. Kumamoto was hit by two huge quakes in April last year that directly killed 50 people.

Kyoto Dementia Meet Highlights Japan-initiated Support Program

Kyoto dementia meet highlights Japan-initiated support program

KYOTO--A Japanese "dementia support" program is in the spotlight at the annual International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International here through April 29.

About 3,000 people from about 70 countries and regions, including dementia patients and professionals in the medical and social welfare fields, are attending the four-day gathering.

Fujifilm Launches Professional Support Program For Gfx System In The Us

Fujifilm launches professional support program for GFX system in the US

Starting in May Fujifilm will provide a professional support program for its GFX medium format system. Photographers who want to take advantage of the Fujifilm Professional Services (GFX FPS) program have to own the GFX camera and at least one GFX lens. You also have to sign up within 30 days of purchase of a GFX product and be based in the continental United States.

The cost of the program is $499 per year which buys you the following goods and services:

Acura Joins Forces With Trombone Shorty Foundation To Support Future Of Music Education

Acura Trombone Shorty FoundationAcura is building on the brand's 18-year commitment to the music and arts of New Orleans as the automaker joins iconic bandleader, singer, songwriter and producer, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, as Official Automotive Partner of the Trombone Shorty Foundation's Shorty Fest and Trad Fridays. Acura's support of the non-profit Trombone Shorty Foundation will help the organization create a year-round impact on the city's cultural community and further its commitment to perpetuate the musical heritage of New Orleans through music education, instruction, mentorship and performance.

Glay To Support Runners In The 'hokkaido Marathon'

GLAY to support runners in the 'Hokkaido Marathon'

GLAY's new song "Long Run" has been picked up as the official song for 'Hokkaido Marathon 2017' scheduled to be held on August 27. 

"Long Run" is described as a rock tune with a pop melody and sense of speed. TAKURO (G), who was in charge of the song's lyrics and composition, stated, "By superimposing the marathon, which will be held under the open sky in our hometown of Hokkaido, on life, we wrote a song called 'Long Run' as a support song for many people who support the runners' struggle and solitude.

Amazon, Kumamoto Pref. Join Hands To Support Quake Recovery

Amazon, Kumamoto Pref. join hands to support quake recovery

Amazon.com Inc.'s Japan unit and the Kumamoto prefectural government have signed an agreement aimed at boosting sales of local specialties to support recovery following strong earthquakes that devastated the prefecture and its vicinity last April.

Under the agreement, a special section was created on the online retail giant's website to introduce the southwestern Japan prefecture's goods and provide information for tourists. Amazon will also promote the discovery of new products from the area through business meetings with local companies.

Line Blackberry Support Ends This July

Line BlackBerry Support Ends This July


Popular cross-platform messaging service Line, which boasts more than 220 million users across the globe, today made an important announcement concerning those who access its service on BlackBerry handsets and other legacy platforms. The company confirmed that Line BlackBerry support is officially going to end later this year. The Line app for BlackBerry will be discontinued in July this year and will no longer be possible to create new accounts on these platforms soon.

Line confirmed via a post on its official blog today that it’s going to end support for BlackBerry, Firefox OS, and Nokia Asha on July 3rd, 2017. Moreover, it’s going to stop supporting downloads through the Windows 8 App Store.

Square Enix Promises To Fully Support The Nintendo Switch

Square Enix Promises To Fully Support The Nintendo Switch

If you're hoping to see more Square Enix titles arrive for the Nintendo Switch, it seems that this is something we can look forward to in the future. This is because in an interview with Nikkei (via Press A To Join), the company has stated that they plan to fully support the Nintendo Switch through both original titles as well as ports.

According to Square-Enix COO Yosuke Matsuda, "In addition to developing new titles, we also want to port what we can do with existing game titles more and more. Nintendo proposes various kinds of fun. There may be other companies offering amazing ways of playing with ‘Switching’ characteristics of ‘Switch’. However, since we have our way of doing things, we will make games that we are good at leveraging the functions of Switch."

Abe Signals Support For U.s. Missile Strike In Syria

Abe signals support for U.S. missile strike in Syria

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that Japan "supports the resolve" of the United States not to allow the proliferation or use of chemical weapons, following a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base from which a deadly poison attack was allegedly launched earlier this week.

"We understand that the action taken by the United States was a measure to prevent the situation from worsening further," Abe told reporters after a meeting of the National Security Council.

Sony: No Man’s Sky: Path Finder Update Brings Vehicles, Ps4 Pro Support

Sony: No Man’s Sky: Path Finder Update Brings Vehicles, PS4 Pro SupportVehicles, PS4 Pro support, and a host of visual improvements arrive in Hello Games' vision of galactic exploration.
Here at Hello Games we’re excited to be launching our next free content update for No Man’s Sky. We’re calling it the Path Finder Update. It adds planetary vehicles plus lots more to our game, and shows the path forward for the future.